Friday, April 23, 2010

Thunderstorms yesterday with hail and a tornado warning, this morning the rain turned to sloppy snow, maybe two inches so far. There has been .83 inches of rain since yesterday. I gave Gil a home weather station for Christmas and we've had such dorky fun with it, getting excited over the winter for high wind speeds and low wind chills. The rain gauge doesn't work well for snow, it sits on top instead of going down the drain thing, but sticking a ruler in it works best anyway. Bring on the spring storms!

Last weekend, the earliest wildflowers were blooming.
Pasque flower~



Sometimes it's called wind flower or prairie smoke, downy hairs on the leaves and stem make it glow like mist.




Hello, handsome! He had little antler sprouts and sat on the very top of the hill.


woodpecker nest


bumblebee on yellow banner


Does rest in beds of tall dry grass, tender new grass to eat in the field nearby. This is springtime, gentle and sweet.


I thought it was high time that I painted the state flower of Colorado, Aquilegia caerulea, Colorado Blue Columbine.
Posing on a rocky hillside, she gathered a bouquet of tiny alpine forget-me-not on top of the mountain.

Have a beautiful weekend~

38 comments:

woodlandwanderings said...

Beautiful photographs! I love how you captured the glow of the wildflowers glow like that, and your Columbine piece is so sweet!

Meg said...

I came across your Etsy store and just had to see more. Your paintings are lovely and I'm totally in love with them. You have a gorgeous vision, a unique style, and delicate execution. Wonderful work!

Hapi said...

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Glenn Raymond said...

I have to hand it to you. Your blog is most awesome. All of your photographs are really great. I look foreward to stopping in from time to time. I live in Bailey, CO. Blessings to you.

Jorge Alonso said...

..interesting blog,but I didn't
see FOLLOW on it . ! . ? .

AmandaRose said...

Those pasque flowers look amazing! At first I thought they were poorly photoshopped in, I couldn't believe it! Awesome photos and great blog!

tom said...

all these sweet pics make me want to go camping

Zoolsterr said...

The photographs are great, it feels as if i went on that walk with you :)

Gotinhas de sol said...

Hello! It`s beautiful.
I love your blog.

TheChicGeek said...

You have a wonderful blog! So nice to meet you and spend time here :)
Have a Happy Day!

Jonathan said...

Wicked pissah blog! Keep it up!

~JON
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Levonne said...

Congratulations on being a blog of note!!! Love those pictures. They are really eye catchers. Come visit when you have a minute - I have two blogs. Levonne's Pretty Pics and A Camp Host Housewife's Meanderings.

Петр said...

Morning.
My name's Peter. I'm from Russia (Saint Peterburg).

Очень, красивые фото (beautiful foto).

★WJ said...

zomg. most beautiful blog liek eva!!!

no, srsly.

:)

@furst, i thot the same thing as amandarose btw, lolz.

bertiebass said...

Good work !

Butch said...

I lived in Rapid City, SD as a kid and many fond memories. Your pictures remind me of spring in the Black Hills.

Went to your web page and like your work. My daughter is a graphic designer, owns her own business, but she would rather be doing illustration.

Nice work, more pics.

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Queen of the Rant said...

What a neat place to live, snow, flowers, wildlife, I love it, congrats on blog of notehood :)

Gotham said...

i like your etsy store a lot and checked out the whole thing and like them a lot, the work that you have displayed is too good.. keep it up

Sarah said...

At first I thought you had photoshopped the pictures of those pretty pale purple (mmmm, alliteration!) flowers so it looked like they glowed! I wish I could see one in person! And I'm amazed that the does let you take pictures of them, and didn't run away!

Soft Courage said...

Beautiful post and photographs. Congratulations on being listed in the 'blogs of note' section. Keep up the good work and I'll definitely stop by to see what's new on your beautiful and informative blog.

Hybrid said...

Wow. Love the photos. Those flowers in the first photo look mystical. Those deer look so relaxed. Nice.

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myletterstoemily said...

lucky you to live in my favorite
spot in the world! happily, i
will be in crested butte enjoying
the columbine in five days!!! :)

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Holly said...

Great pictures! I love seeing the landscape of different parts of the world.

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Miranda said...

I stumbled upon your blog today, and it is wonderful! Your artwork is amazing. Just love it and i will be following your blog. Feels like i was able to visit Colorado this morning.

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