I feel so lucky. We caught the beginning of wildflower season in Phoenix before we left, seeing and capturing on camera some beautiful flowers. And now, we get to enjoy wildflower season in Utah, too! Lance and I saw tons of these beautiful, bright white flowers on a hike we took in Mill Creek canyon yesterday. We were also amazed by this island of yellow flowers in the middle of the river.
This big, pink poppy was sitting all by itself, still in bloom.
Lance noticed this baby bird as I was taking a flower picture. It held so still.
Other wildlife we encountered included dozens of butterflies. There were orange and yellow ones, too, but these black and white striped ones were the most abundant.
Something else I enjoyed were all of the cabins we hiked by. I just had to take pictures of a couple of them that I liked.
I wish we could have a cabin like this to retreat to in the summer. That would be so nice!
Here I am standing on a bridge that crosses over to one of the cabins.
It was such a beautiful hike. It was a nice, cool day in the mountains and we were surrounded by green everywhere!
And all the colored flowers. There were so many flowers! Yellow...
Yellow and purple...
Wild white columbine...
And pink! It's hard for bright pink not to catch my eye.
This is where we finally turned back a couple of miles into the hike. It was hard getting a good picture of Lance because the bugs had finally found us. He had to swat something away right as I took this picture. Bugs, heat, and exhaustion finally convinced us to go back.