Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sunshine and Blooms!

"Unsettled" is the best word
 to describe the weather on the Wasatch Back these last few weeks.  
Yet a few days of glorious sunshine have
 driven away the rain and gloomy skies! 

The landscape sports a new coat of green as leaves unfurl in growth. 

View from balcony looking SW towards the backside of Frances Peak.

Here are some of the signs of Spring from my yard in My Mountain Green.

Gambel Oak (Quercus gambelii) 

Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana)

Hawthorn (Crataegus phaenopyrum)

Mule Ears (Wyethia amplixicaulis)

Shortstyle Bluebells (Mertensia brevistyla)

As the sun continues to shine and the warmth of Summer begins, I look forward to more blooming wildflowers.   Hope you have enjoyed this small glimpse into My Mountain Green.