Wildflowers already!

Hiking Arbaney-Kittle trail this morning there are so many beautiful wildflowers out already. Right after the spot where most people turn around is a beautiful little wild garden with Capitol Peak to Sopris Mountain as a backdrop. This morning it also came complete with a beautiful black and orange butterfly who would not stay still long enough to be photographed! This side of the valley is almost desert-like (with small cactus around) whereas the other side is much more like I  remember Switzerland with grassy alpine meadows flecked with impressive light-coloured boulders and lots of little streams – the contrast is quite dramatic. So these flowers are really special here on the desert side.

About Bronwyn

Hi. I moved to the Aspen area from Australia in 1997 and have a daughter born right here in Aspen in 2000. I teach skiing (for the past eighteen seasons) and am a Real Estate Advisor with Engel & Völkers Roaring Fork.. I love to ski, snowboard, horse-ride, raft, and hike with our dog Sheila. This valley offers so much and one day I may also take up golf or fishing!
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