I went out on the South Mesa Trail to check out the early summer views. This has been a wet spring & early summer and I was able to capture this lush vista of the front range with a field of flax (Linum lewisii) in the foreground.
–Archaeologists digging in a cave in the Eurasian country of Georgia have come across the world’s oldest textiles: flax fibers that date back 30,000 years or more. The find suggests that string isn’t as humble as it seems. It may have helped our ancestors survive the last ice age.
-Each bud opens in the daylight and stays open in proportion to the intensity of sunlight.
-On warm sunny days most flowers will drop their petals by late afternoon.
-This is they type of plant from which linen and linseed oil are derived.
-Flax deeds are high in Omega-3 and lignans which may benifit the heart and possess anti-tumor properties for people suffering from brest and prostate cancer.