If you are looking for the perfect day to shoot photos of early spring wildflowers the next few days should be ideal. Today I started at the South Mesa Trailhead and did a 4.6 mile loop consisting of the Mesa -> Homestead -> Towhee -> Shadow Canyon -> Mesa -> Big Bluestem -> Mesa. This loop was a riot of Spring Beauties, Pasqueflowers, Sand Lillies, Yellow Violets, Oregon Grape and Chiming Bells.
So dust off your camera, prepare to crawl on your belly like a lizard and take some photos. Send them to me at email@example.com and I’ll post them here.
Here’s my favorite photo from todays’ hike. If you have a GPS unit (or Google Earth) you can find these at 39°56’48.36″N 105°16’50.15″W.
Here are two good wildflower references from Open Space and Mountain Parks: