Friday, September 25, 2009

Desert Globe Mallow

I thought I might have to sit this one out - even though I chose the color for Flower Fest's Orange you glad it's a new color? - especially since I didn't have the time to make my third attempt at a watercolor (first and second attempts). But my archives came to my rescue.

Desert Globe Mallow, Arches National Park, Utah

I came across these bright flowers in Utah's Arches National Park last year. They are called Desert Globe Mallow and belong to the Malvaceae family. The botanical name for this globe mallow is Sphaeralcea coccinea. It can be found in semi-desert and arid regions.

I also came across another species of the globe mallow called Sphaeralcea leptophylla. The flowers are orange but the leaves are longer and narrower.

This is my entry to Flower Fest's Orange you glad it's a new color?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wild Bergamot or Purple Bee Balm

Purple bee balm stole the show on one of our summer hikes in Boulder Mountain Park.

Monarda fistula
Also known as wild bergamot.
This was a gorgeous sight on an otherwise rocky and dry trail. Two lush carpets of purple, wild bergamot and purple mountain harebells. What a treat!

This is my entry to Flower Fest's Purplicious.

Friday, April 10, 2009

YIP.::.Day 6.::.Breakfast


Medha made breakfast today and then wanted a picture of her waffles, all stacked, with a dab of butter and as she poured syrup over them. "Just like in the magazines, Mumma!" she said.

This isn't just like in the magazines but it will do. Cos she's happy.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

YIP.::.Day 5.::.Adaptive Reuse

Adaptive reuse

Once a church, now a home.
Built in 1904
Downtown Louisville

you must see it like this

(Thanks for the texture)

YIP.::.Day 4.::.Boulder Public Library

Boulder Public Library

...was not part of the to-do list today. The Louisville library was. She needed to have borrowed "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" two weeks ago and have been done reading it by now. She needs it for a school related extra-curric activity. When she looked up its availability at Lousiville, she read it wrong. All copies were checked out and only the sequel was available. A downloadable electronic audio copy is available so while I was figuring out whether I needed a key to be able to do that, her Dad got busy and confirmed that Boulder had the book and that we had an hour to get there as the library closed at 6.

20 mins in the opposite direction to Boulder, 1 photo, 25 mins back to Broomfield, one happy and relieved child. When will she learn to keep track of her own assignments?

Saturday, January 03, 2009

YIP.::.Day 3.::.Wintry


Rime on the trees on our way down from Eldora.

Friday, January 02, 2009

YIP.::.Day 2.::.Circumhorizontal Arcs

Sometimes we just have the craziest skies!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

YIP.::.Day 1.::.A Delicious New Year to you all

A Delicious 2009 to you all!

10 peaks not 12. Imagine the other two.

(I am going to start adding my YIPs here. Until I catch up, the posts will be back-dated to the date of the YIP.)

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