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Back from Denver

Hi all, I promised myself that I would post every day while I was away and you see from the subject one how well that worked so I'm going to try to do a day at a time and tell you what I saw and did. Of course right now I need to take a breath because that was a very long sentence. I can do that now that I'm back closer to sea level. *pants* Just kidding. I didn't have any problems being 5000+ feet about sea level. It was actually quite nice though it did rain and thunder just about every evening.

I flew to Denver last Tuesday. It was a pleasant straight through flight with time to see the layout of the city before going to bed. Of course having two extra hours helped. On Wednesday morning I took a tour bus to Spring Creek Gardens in Fort Collins, CO and then on to Cheyenne Botanic Garden in Cheyenne, WY. The scenery out the window of the bus was very different from anything I've seen before. The mountains were always on the horizon and the land we drove through rather hilly, almost like big mounds in the soil. It was also rather dry looking with splashes of color here and there.

I took a butt load of pictures everyday. So many that my battery wore out during the visit to the first garden so I have no picture from Cheyenne and had to off-load older pictures every night to accommodate new ones. That's the kind of problems I can handle. I thought I'd show a sample of the flowers I saw. I tried to find the names of them if possible and will post with the pictures. Some will be very familiar while others like the landscape were quite different.

Coneflower
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Sunflower (I think)
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Pincushion Flower
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Apache plume
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Lamb's ear (blooming)
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And the ever present mountains
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jackieville
Jul. 15th, 2013 06:40 pm (UTC)
Welcome home!!! I see Colorado is just as beautiful as ever!!!!! Beautiful pics! Thank you so much for sharing!
krazykitten46
Jul. 15th, 2013 07:23 pm (UTC)
There will be more. Maybe they will help during this rough patch and thank you. I love being home again.
ireth06
Jul. 15th, 2013 07:42 pm (UTC)
Sometimes things don't work out but posting pics now is fine as well!

I love the coneflower, lovely pink!
And if that's a sunflower it's the first one I actually like! *g*

Mountains... so majestic.

Wonderful pics hun!
Thanks for sharing!
*hugs*
krazykitten46
Jul. 15th, 2013 08:08 pm (UTC)
That's the truth. I came back to the hotel every night totally exhausted but happy.

I'm not sure about the sunflower. It has the same coloring as a more typical sunflower but I couldn't find a name sign for any of the plantings. I photographed a lot of name signs this trip.

The mountains were always there. So beautiful.

Thanks. Glad you liked them.
liriel1810
Jul. 18th, 2013 07:54 am (UTC)
It's not actually a proper sunflower. ;) Looks like it belongs to the daisy family to me.
ireth06
Jul. 18th, 2013 12:54 pm (UTC)
I was thinking it might be an aster.
Really love the colouring though. *g*
nverland
Jul. 15th, 2013 08:51 pm (UTC)
Isn't it odd/glorious? I haven't been there in years, but it sticks with you.
krazykitten46
Jul. 17th, 2013 11:24 am (UTC)
This was my first visit but I don't think I'll soon forget the landscape. I've seen mountains before but not the semi arid area that I saw in around Denver and even more so in Wyoming.
nverland
Jul. 17th, 2013 12:42 pm (UTC)
That look in Wyoming is what it looks like here
krazykitten46
Jul. 18th, 2013 07:44 pm (UTC)
Really, that's kinda' cool. Now I'm wondering what Seattle is going to be like.
nverland
Jul. 19th, 2013 12:15 am (UTC)
Much wetter and greener
krazykitten46
Jul. 26th, 2013 07:20 pm (UTC)
I'm looking forward to it. Only 12 more days until I leave.
liriel1810
Jul. 18th, 2013 07:52 am (UTC)
Very pretty pics. The Apache plume is really kind of neat.
krazykitten46
Jul. 18th, 2013 07:46 pm (UTC)
It is, isn't it. That's what I really liked about Colorado and Wyoming. It was different but so cool. It's nice to see something new now and again.
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