Sunday, August 15, 2010

I wanted Lance to get a picture of me with the flowers. He took this one unknown to me! It's definitely a candid picture, but I actually really like it!
I liked these dark purple flowers.
Hummingbirds were also quite abundant. We could hear their wings buzzing and see them zooming up and down.
Look at this amazing picture Lance got! I told Lance that I thought we were getting to be good enough photographers now that we should be able to make money from it!

We were surprised to see yellow paintbrush. I'd never seen yellow before. These are some of my best pictures, I think.

We saw this mom moose with two babies.
I look weird in this picture, but it just shows the abundance of flowers. We really liked this field that was strewn with yellow flowers.

Afternoon and evening are the best time to see the flowers. That's when the colors come out the best because of the sun's angle. But you also have to watch out for afternoon storms, too!
Luckily, this one was hitting the valley, not us. It did come the next morning, though. After it stopped, we went climbing near a waterfall which was also a lot of fun.

To see more pictures from when my mom and I went, go to older posts. For some reason, blogger wouldn't show more than these two posts on one page.


Cookie said...

I love the candid shot of you, too! And the yellow paintbrush is beautiful! It's amazing how things had changed in only a few days! The cycle of wildflowers is interesting to say the least. Great photos you and Lance took. I think you should become professionals! Do a calendar or something! Seriously!

LindaDC said...

We went up just a few days after you and there were not any yellow flowers left,. I have never seen yellow paintbrush before!! I printed the one with the hummingbird in action. Great pictures!

Lance said...

The yellow paint brush pictures are the best flower pictures that I've seen
The tour guide said that there is only red and pink Indian Paintbrush. I wonder if this is some new discovery.

Corine said...

Awesome pictures! I didn't have my camera....Cassi took a bunch, but they're on her camera. I need to get them downloaded to my computer from her.

Alexis said...

you always take beautiful pictures of nature. It always makes me want to go out and hike. And the picture of the moose, that is awesome. My father in law wants a moose head on his wall (he's a hunter) they are so beautiful.