Columbine (Aquilegia) growing by an aspen tree in southwest Colorado. The blue columbine, also referred to as the Rocky Mountain Columbine-White and Lavender species, is the state flower in Colorado, but the genus includes 60-70 species of high-altitude-loving perennials. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com Image copyrighted. Any use requires licensing from Martha Lochert.
Simply put, the Rocky Mountains are gorgeous. This is a photograph of Duck Lake off state road 381 (Guanella Pass Rd. south of Georgetown, CO) just south of the summit of Guanella Pass. It is part of Pike National Forest. Already considered high country at approximately 11,000 feet, the surrounding peaks are as tall as […]