Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sketchbook Journeys - Colorado: Page 6

One of the highlights of our week in Colorado was the day we spent hiking at Mueller State Park. There were wildflowers everywhere! I sketched just a sampling of what we saw.

9" x 12"

Even though there were 5 or 6 wildflower books at the house where we were staying, and I searched through every one of them, I wasn't able to identify all of the plants that I drew. If you know the names of the three mystery flowers shown in my sketch, let me know.

I found Rocky Mountain iris growing along the banks of the South Platte River. They're so beautiful that it's hard to believe they're wild plants.

Isn't the name of this next one cute?

Driving by in a car, you wouldn't even notice most of these flowers. You have to be out there walking through the woods or the fields, and make a point of looking for them. Then, it's like a wonderful little surprise when you see them!

I think June must be the prettiest month of the year in the Rockies. I'm so glad I had a chance to enjoy it.

The final day of my "Sketchbook Journeys - Colorado" series is coming up tomorrow, and I'm looking forward to sharing with you my two favorite sketches from my week in the mountains. 

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