Saturday, August 23, 2008

Colorado Rockies -- August 2008

Scenery in various parts of Colorado. Click on the photos for a larger view.

Mountain road near Rabbit Ears Pass, Colorado

Nohku Crags in northern Colorado

North Fork of Lake Creek, not far from Independence Pass, Colorado

Shavano Peak, Mount White, and Mount Antero, Colorado

Mount Massive near Leadville, Colorado

Indian Paintbrush in meadow near Rabbit Ears Pass, Colorado

Mountain meadow, near Rabbit Ears Pass, Colorado

Precambrian gneiss in Poudre Canyon, Colorado

Mount Princeton, Colorado

Folds in Precambrian gneisses, Poudre Canyon, Colorado

Avalanche scars near Aspen, Colorado
(All pictures were taken by Urthman and may not be reproduced without permission)

Zinnias in August

These zinnias are almost five feet tall near my front entry in Provo, Utah

Provo, Utah has a harsh, hot and dry summer climate, but with a little water and care, flower gardens bloom profusely. These cosmos and zinnias were planted as seeds directly into the garden. They generally outperform transplanted plants obtained from a nursery.

Zinnias, grown directly from seed, produce spectacular flowers in the latter part of the summer and early fall and they require very little care. They are susceptible to powdery mildew and when young are targeted by slugs and snails.