The purple Lupine wildflowers are just gorgeous on Fall River in Estes Park. All of the rain that we’ve had lately in certainly making for some beautiful wildflowers!
The Mountain Ash is blooming and gorgeous in Rocky Mountain National Park! The red, glossy berries are just beautiful! I’ve seen them off of Fall River Road and around Sprague Lake.
The Mountain Ash has white flowers in the summer which turn into deep orange to scarlet berries in the fall.
If you find one bush there are usually many dense clusters of berries on it. Just look around for the perfect photo! I’m sure you’ll find it!
The Black-eyed Susan has always been one of my favorite wildflowers. I remember them growing up back east. One of my best childhood friends was named “Susie” and we used to see many of them while playing at the beach. with the yellow flowers about 3″ wide. They are very distinct with their very black, large center.
They seem to have bloomed the first or sencond week of August this year. I’ve seen many along the trails and along the sides of the roads.
When they are fully bloomed you can see the yellow pollen atop the puffy, black center. I tried to take this photograph so you could see its delicacy and intricacy.
I have seen so many purple Monkshood wildflowers on the different trails in Rocky Mountain National Park this summer. They are such a unique wildflower…looking just like a purple monk’s hood.
Monkshood are a tall wildflower at about 4 feet with 1″ purple flowers. They bloom from June through August so you still may be able to find some.
Have you ever seen a Monkshood? I took this photograph on the Cub Lake Trail not far from the first bridge.
The Twinberries are certainly abundant in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park! I have seen them everywhere.
Twinberries are 3/8″ black berries that grow from the pale yellow flowers on a 6′ shrub in pairs, thus the “twinberrry.”
Have you seen any Twinberries this summer?