Photos from the Road: Yellowstone National Park

Continuing the series of posts with photos that were posted to Facebook while I was on the road this summer . . .

After several days in Glacier National Park, Bill and I headed to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. I had visited Yellowstone last summer – and saw lots of snow. Like Glacier – Yellowstone is a completely different place when it isn’t covered with snow!

At Yellowstone – I finally found the western wildflowers I’d heard so much about. In some parts of the park – there were hillsides covered with flowers – in others – there were just a few flowers – but they were also quite beautiful.

Rosy Paintbrush (castilleja rhexifolia) and Silvery Lupine (lupinus argenteus) – and yes I did get asked where was the grizzly bear as I was photographing this set of flowers

 


Rosy paintbrush - castilleja rhexifolia & silvery lupine - lupinus argenteus

© 2012 Patty Hankins

 

Rosy Paintbrush – Castilleja rhexifolia

Rosy or Alpine Paintbrush - castilleja rhexifoloia

© 2012 Patty Hankins

 

Showy Daisy – Erigeron Speciousus

Showy Daisy - erigeron speciousus

 

© 2012 Patty Hankins

Narrowleaf Fireweed – chamerion angustifolium

 

 

 

 

Narrowleaf Fireweed - chamerion angustifolium

© 2012 Patty Hankins

Lewis’ Monkeyflower – mimulus lewisii

Lewis' Monkeyflower - mimulus lewisii

© 2012 Patty Hankins

I’ll post a few more photos from Yellowstone National Park next week.

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