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The Christmas Season is Soon Approaching!

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The Christmas Season is Soon Approaching!

High Country Artworks has updated its website and added new products just in time for the holiday season. Browse through the site that is now easier to navigate on all devices. See the cutting boards, books, and check out the new best-selling 2018 Wildflowers of the American West Calendar specially priced at 2 for $20.

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This Year is Proving to be a Wonderful Time for Wildflowers in Arizona

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This Year is Proving to be a Wonderful Time for Wildflowers in Arizona

The 2017 Sonoran Desert's super bloom wildflower season is peaking in some areas in March, but there are still abundant wildflowers to see for many more weeks to come north, south, and all around Tucson, Arizona. The plentiful wildflowers are a result of a mild and wet winter. Cacti are also just starting to bloom. Bernie and I are enjoying the mild weather and the colorful wildflower displays in Arizona before returning to Colorado’s High Country. Below are four wildflowers and one cactus that stand out from their surroundings and are easily spotted on hikes or along roadsides. One of the most common...

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Rocky Mountain Columbine and Claret Cup Cactus declared by Colorado’s General Assembly to be the State’s Official Symbols.

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Let’s hear it for the school children of Colorado! Twice they have influenced the legislature in naming official state symbols. The Rocky Mountain Columbine began its road to becoming the state flower in1891 as it was voted overwhelming the favorite flower of Colorado’s school children. The white and lavender Columbine, Aquilegia caerulea or coerulea, was adopted as the official state flower on April 4, 1899 by an act of the General Assembly.       Discovered in 1820 on Pike's Peak by mountain climber Edwin James, the columbine was also named and described by him. The two spelling confusions are due...

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