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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

My World Tuesday - More Grand Canyon Blooms


I was out on the Walhalla Plateau today where the lightning started Roosevelt Fire burned 5,000 acres in 2007.

Bark after fire
Ponderosa Pines are fire resistant trees. Often when the lower trunk looks charred and dead, the crown is alive and green.

Wild Onion
Nature's remarkable recovery from fire provides a brilliant display of wildflowers.

Larkspur

Lupine
The colors will change throughout the summer.

Sandwort
And I found more New Mexico Locust in bloom. So, because there weren’t any visitors around I ate a flower.

New Mexico Locust
Tastes like peas. Well it is from the legume, or pea, family.
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24 comments:

chrome3d said...

It feels strange to eat a flower and I can imagine the taste of pea. Fire resistant tree is a clever idea from the trees.

Karen said...

Beware! Ranger eating flowers. You are a hoot, girl.

Sylvia K said...

Well, I love your shots and the flowers are gorgeous, but I'm not sure I want to eat them! Have a great week!!

Lantaw said...

beautiful flowers! life always finds a way

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

At least now you know what is edible if you ever find yourself lost and without food. :) Nature is amazing how it recovers after such a disaster. Love the flowers. :)

Pam said...

I love walking through the woods and seeing all the wonderful beauty that nature provides.
Your splendid photos of the wildflowers are lovely proof of that.
Thanks for your visit, have a great day...

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for these close-ups of some lovely flowers.

Eleanor said...

The fire resistant trees make me think of the fynbos (indigeneous shrubs and flowers) around the Cape which have fire resistant seeds. After devastating fires, plants pop up all over with the next rains.

I believe a trip to SA is on the cards! I had tea with Joan from SAPhotographer on Saturday and she told me all about it. We have already arranged for you both to come and have a lunch with me when you visit next March!

Larry D said...

Great series of photos, the wildflowers here are in full bloom as well. Ill have to look into their edibility.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

so beautiful are the wildflowers.
i wish i could sneak a trip out to the canyon area this fall. it would be a great adventure. hmmm...
have a wonderful day.
hugs

Canarybird said...

Interesting to see how plant life always comes back with new shoots after a fire. I'm originally from Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada, where there have been some bad forest fires too. But it's often nature's way of clearing out the underbrush and dead wood. I enjoy your photos of your natural world.

Jazz said...

That photo of the pine is great. Love the flowers.

Wren said...

Reassuring to see how much fires are a part of nature.

And I'm glad you didn't set a bad example for any tourists. :)

Diane C. said...

I didn't know Ponderosas were fire resistant. Amazing how the flowers come back after a fire. I love those heart-shaped petals of the Sandwort. :)

fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Wonderful views of the canyon in its recovery to health.
BTW: Have a great time visiting with Joan.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the wildflowers. Great post from your part of the world.

Yolanda said...

I love these shots of one of my favorite places. I am glad to have found your blog.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice shots. I'd be too afraid to eat one. My luck, I would pick the wrong one to eat. :-D

Sally in WA said...

Wonderful flower shots. They are saying we are going to have an active fire season in the Okanogan this year. Keep your fingers crossed that it doesn't pan out that way.

Paul said...

thanks for sharing those very cool pics!

Janie said...

We've observed Yellowstone in the years after the 1987 fire, and it came back better than ever with the too-thick lodgepole forests cleared out.
Just rode through a burned area (2 yrs ago) in the mountains near here. Nature is healing the wounds rapidly.

Indrani said...

Such lovely blooms, wild and beautiful. :)

Arija said...

Beautyiful flora and fauna you live with. Wildfires are willful beasts that are so hard to contain.
We had lots of radiata pines which all died although they were over 60feet tall.

Pat said...

Lovely little wildflowers! We're in the Sierra foothills in California, so we see a lot of these same flowers. Great photos!

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