Known in Hawaii as ‘ilima, and popularly used to make lei, this is a beautiful flower:
This is one of a handful of native species surviving on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
Seen in Pioneer Park, at the base of San Francisco’s Coit Tower:
A bit of spring color for you from the Filoli Gardens south of San Francisco:
No great scene of social importance, just a wonderful selection of complementary colors by the gardens’ designers…
A little bit of autumn color to brighten up a wintery day:
This was on opportunistic shot I took on a lunchtime photowalk some months back.
Seen in the Colorado Springs Utilities’ Xeriscape Demonstration Garden:
A nice (mostly-)blue sky shot from last October’s Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta:
We spotted this little guy along the side of a trail while taking a break from driving through Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada:
I don’t know if he was just resting, or on his way out, but I appreciated the opportunity to at least save a bit of his beauty for posterity.
So many flowers, so little time:
A quick grab by the side of a boardwalk:
Seen at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana — we were headed from one building to another, I’m glad I stopped to get this shot!
Seen on our recent Rocky Mtn. road trip:
Captured at the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center in Great Falls, Montana.