Wildflower Madness August 4-5, 2011

A trip to Shrine Pass and Ute Pass for some wildflower photography.
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Monsoon Afternoon

The view from Shrine Pass.
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Burnt Offerings

Flowers contrasted with Burnt tree stumps
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Afternoon Shower

I reached the top of the ridge just as showers developed over the area.
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Mushroom with a View

The ridge was ablaze with flowers!
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Shroom with a View

Monsoonal light over Shrine RIdge.
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Shrine Shower

A closer look at the rain shower.
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Wildflower Profusion

The wildflowers were profuse!
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Rocky Mountain Colors

Rainbow over Shrine Ridge, near Vail, Colorado.
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Rainbow Magic

A wider view of the rainbow
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Floral Selections I

Select focus of the meadow, exploding with flowers!
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Floral Selections III

Remarkable mix of flora.
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Floral Selections IV

Incredible late afternoon light on a field teeming with wildflowers!
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Middle Ground

Another look at the variety of flowers
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Shrine Ridge

Cumulus tower over the ridge top of Shrine Mountain
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Holy Fields

Mount of the Holy Cross beyond a sea of wildflowers.
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Evening on Shrine Ridge

A peaceful sunset approaches Shrine Ridge.
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Beetle Mania

The massive devestation of the pine beetle can be seen for miles without end,
millions of acres of decimated forest.
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August on Ute Pass

Pre-sunrise scene from Ute Pass, looking towards the Gore Range.
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Gore Alpenglow

Alpenglow hits the Gore range as seen from Ute Pass.
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Ute Morning II

First light on the Gore range, from Ute Pass
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Spectacle of Ute Pass

Gore Range from Ute Pass, exploding with August blooms.
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