I have commented to Laurence numerous times that if I had my life choices to make over again I would have chosen differently when it comes to my job. I have an associate degree in Landscape and Nursery Management and except for a few years have never worked in the field. If money were no object, I would go to school to learn about photography and then I would be one of those people out there photographing wildflowers and designing my own guide that you would pay big bucks for at the visitor's center so you could identify the wildflowers you saw on your vacation. Instead I just take the pictures for my own enjoyment. Mine would be a guide to the Wildflowers of the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming.The pictures above and below are Indian Blanketflower (Gaillardia aristata) it blooms June-September, can grow in poor soil and with drought conditions.
One-flowered Wintergreen (Moneses uniflora), (above) it blooms June-August. I can't tell you how excited I was when I found this. It is the first time I have ever run onto it. These are so cool. From the top they look like a puffy pillow. The bottom picture is a picture of the blossom that you would see if you were an ant looking up. They grow in shady, moist areas.
Elephanthead (Pedicularis groenlandica) (above and below) blooms June-August. Don't you love the little blossoms.... you can tell where the name came from. Look at the little ears and trunk!! Love them!
Pussytoes (Antennaria rosea) (above)blooms June-September. So pretty and soft looking.
Mountain Bluebells (Mertensia ciliata) growing by the water.