After being cooped up for a day due to wind, the promise of winds only 10-15 mph in the morning had me heading out to see flowers. My destination was Red Rock Canyon State Park.
It was lovely – goldfields, two varieties of mimulus, scale bud, coreopsis, phacelia -- all set off against the red striped cliffs.
|Goldfields and Mimulus|
|Mimulus and Phacilia|
After looking at the flowers around the parking lot, I headed up the north drainage to get out of the wind. I had a nice work out climbing out of the canyon and new views of the rock formations. I also had a pair of nesting prairie falcons in the cliffs above me.
|Mimulus and Goldfields|