“Pocketfull of Paintbrush”

Wildflowers:  Colorado photography from Grabo'.  Isn't this a stunning scene?  My son and I thought so!  (Aspen, Colorado photography /  Aspen, Colorado pictures / alpine wildflower pictures)
copyright 2001, Grabo'

My son Stanley and I were spending a few days backpacking in the Maroon Bells / Snowmass wilderness near Aspen, Colorado, and this beautiful carpet of wild flowers greeted us on day 2. We met up with a hailstorm on day 1, and set up camp just below timberline. We crossed the alpine tundra and an ocean of wildflowers and scaled a thirteener on day 2. Seasoned climbers remarked that this was the most vivid show of floral beauty they had ever seen. The Indian Paintbrush is Wyoming’s state flower. The irony is, this beautiful display was found in Colorado.

Colorado photography from Grabo’.

Aspen, Colorado, August, 1999

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