Culture,  Travel

Laughing with the Wildflowers at Cedar Break’s Anuual Wildflower Festival

Aster and Sunflower
They say the Earth laughs in flowers, and, with names like Orange Sneezeweed, Sulphur Buckwheat, Mountain Coyote, it’s no wonder why.  At Cedar Breaks National Monument, July is quite the jolly jubilee, indeed, as it erupts in plumes of wildflowers of every color.
Cedar Breaks Indian Paintbrush
Cedar Breaks is a hidden gem of a monument. Only one hour away from the scorching heat of the red rock desert, it sits over 10,000 ft. in elevation and gives visitors a brisk alpine breath of fresh air. This was the monument’s thirteenth annual Wildflower Festival, and photographing the event enlivened my heart and soul.
Purple Plant
 

Asters
Penstemon up close & personal

 
Lupin Leaf Water copy
The intense, regal color of scarlet paintbrush, to the perfect symmetry of the sunflower, made it easy to capture their beauty. I love the refreshing splatter of fresh rain on the lupine leaves, giving the flowers an ethereal twinkling effect.

Sunflower Symmetry
Sunflower Fractal Symmetry

 

Upclose Parsnip
Sparkly Southern Ligusticum

 
Parsnip
 

Aster Up close
Huddled on an Aster

 
Asters
 

Lupin Leaf Water
A lively lupine leaf

 
water Droplets
 

Lupin Field Vibrant
Happy Lupine Flowers

 
Indian Painbrush
 
Cedar Breaks
Just try not be joyful at the Cedar Breaks Wildflower Festival!

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