Friday, May 02, 2008

Spring flowers: pretty much on hold

I'm amazed that I was walking in the lower part of Cheyenne Canon this week and saw pasque flowers everywhere. These flowers are supposed to emerge in early April, or even March, yet here they were in May. April was, on average, more than a degree cooler than usual and extremely dry, so maybe the wildflowers have decided to wait it out. What ever the reason, there's not much going on right now. Here's what I saw:

Pasque flowers, lots of them.Chiming bells, just one in a warm, dry placeChoke cherries: their long columns of flowers were about to open.

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