Friday, July 15, 2011

GARDEN BLOGGERS' BLOOM DAY JULY 2011

I hate to miss bloom day in my own garden, although with the 100+ degree days Austin has experienced this spring and summer, I wonder what might be blooming right now. I am far away in a cool, cool place. The early morning temperature today was 40degrees. Bliss.
This morning we hiked up to Baker lake, which is in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. How could I resist a photo of the arrowleaf balsam flowers, Balsamorhiza sagittata to celebrate bloom day. The late snow melt was perfect timing for this year's visit to our favorite place to camp. The wildflowers are spectacular.

Thanks Carol, at Maydreams, for giving me the opportunity to share some of nature's beauty on this bloom day.

9 comments:

  1. They certainly are fabulous. Lovely shot. It looks like a terrific place to escape to.

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  2. Beautiful photo! I'm happy you get to be there instead of here in Austin right now.

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  3. You look so pretty (and happy) a midst all the flowers and beautiful trees there!!! Enjoy yourself!!!!!

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  4. 40 degrees! Sounds like winter in Texas. Happy GBBD!

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  5. Looks like a beautiful place for a getaway.

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  6. Great photo!!! Don't blame you for escaping the heat! Have a great trip!

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  7. Those flowers are really putting on a show and you look like you're having a wonderful time with that big smile. Enjoy the cool weather - I can't wait to feel it in 5 days!

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