Wildflower Madness August 4-5, 2011

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

The view from Shrine Pass.

Monsoon Afternoon

The view from Shrine Pass.
Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Flowers contrasted with Burnt tree stumps

Burnt Offerings

Flowers contrasted with Burnt tree stumps
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I reached the top of the ridge just as showers developed over the area.

Afternoon Shower

I reached the top of the ridge just as showers developed over the area.
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The ridge was ablaze with flowers!

Mushroom with a View

The ridge was ablaze with flowers!
Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Monsoonal light over Shrine RIdge.

Shroom with a View

Monsoonal light over Shrine RIdge.
Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

A closer look at the rain shower.

Shrine Shower

A closer look at the rain shower.
Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

The wildflowers were profuse!

Wildflower Profusion

The wildflowers were profuse!
Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.

Rainbow over Shrine Ridge, near Vail, Colorado.

Rocky Mountain Colors

Rainbow over Shrine Ridge, near Vail, Colorado.
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A wider view of the rainbow

Rainbow Magic

A wider view of the rainbow
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Select focus of the meadow, exploding with flowers!

Floral Selections I

Select focus of the meadow, exploding with flowers!
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Remarkable mix of flora.

Garden of Shrine

Remarkable mix of flora.
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Incredible late afternoon light on a field teeming with wildflowers!

Floral Selections IV

Incredible late afternoon light on a field teeming with wildflowers!
Photo © copyright by Stan Rose.