The High Country Awakens with Colorful Wildflowers

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This week my husband and I drove into Buckskin Gulch in the Mosquito Range of South Park, Colorado. The mountains were still covered with winter’s snows but along the roadside and in the meadows, wildflowers were beginning to add color to the landscape. Sky Pilot, Alpine Sandwort, Alp Lily, Chickweed, Old Man of the Mountain, Alpine Phlox and Wallflower were some of the notable flowers growing among the grasses, rocks and around the Bristlecone Pines at 11,500 feet.        Bristlecone and Wallflowers The Wallflowers especially were putting on a show. Bright yellow clumps were springing up everywhere, but what...

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Tips for wildflower photography in Colorado’s High Country

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Photographing wildflowers close up, remember your camera records everything you see in the view finder or on the LCD screen. It will record the beauty of your subject when it is sharply focused and it pops out from its background that is kept out of focus. Be mindful, your camera will also record ugly dead sticks, wilting petals or even bug-eaten leaves. In close up shots, make the flowers look at you, which means that often you will have to get down to the same level as the flower that is just inches off the ground.    Pasque Flower and...

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Spring and Early Summer Flowers, Fairy Slippers, Goldenbanner and White Loco, Put on a Show in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

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      One early-blooming beauty is hard to find and endangered by collectors in the Colorado Rockies. If one has a keen eye and a little luck, he or she just might spot a Fairy Slipper or Calypso Orchid growing in shaded forests among leaf litter on the forest floor. This tiny exotic plant, Calypso bulbosa, is a member of the Orchid Family and has 3 slender pink petal-like sepals, 2 small petals, and one bulb-like petal that forms the slipper shape. A single leaf appears before the blossom appears and remains until the flower goes to seed. Plants grow from...

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“Meet the Authors” Event in Salida, Colorado

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                   Linda and I attended the first “Meet the Authors” event in Salida, Colorado on March 29, 2014. It was Linda’s first book signing for her Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide. Fourteen local authors including us met at the Salida Community Center and we spoke about our latest books in front of a supportive audience. Linda and I were pleased with our book signings and sales afterwards. Authors attending were from Salida, Cotopaxi, Fairplay, Westcliffe and Como, Colorado. The range of genre represented by the authors was from history, historical fact and fiction, fantasy, nature, young adult, Native American, self-help...

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South Park couple compiles ‘Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide’

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Here are some excerpts from a review for Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide that appeared in "The Mountain Mail"---Salida, CO--- Friday, March 14, 2014. Review by Dr Arlene Shovald <>  It won’t be long before Rocky Mountain wildflowers are back, and for those who enjoy the outdoors, A South Park couple has compiled a Field Guide to identify many of the blossoms you might encounter. Linda S. Nagy is the author of the recently published "Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Field Guide," with photographs by her husband, Bernie Nagy.            Linda edited Bernie’s previous award-winning coffee table  books, “Colorado’s South Park – High Country Paradise,” “South Park,...

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