Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities of the world. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
We recently visited Colorado and were invited to visit the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratories (RMBL) in Gothic, Colorado. Our son, Kyle, has a friend, Jane, working on her doctorate at the University of Toronto and doing some field work at RMBL. Jane not only toured us around RMBL but then took us on an amazing hike (after a crazy drive along winding, steep roads) up to some fields of wildflowers. Truly a once in a lifetime experience, one that photos cannot do justice to.
Aquilegia caerulea, the state flower of Colorado, is native throughout much of the Rocky Mountain West.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness. – John Keats
I do so love purple….