Wally and I left Durango via the Million Dollar Highway…we have been on that road quite a few times on the bike. I guess that is because it is such a pretty drive and “fun” according to Wally. (Which translates into lots of curves!) We were not disappointed this time around with gorgeous mountain scenery and the wildflowers were awesome…which is just what I was hoping for!
As we started out Wally said “Anything you see and want to stop and look at, just let me know!” He was probably sorry to have offered that because I tugged at his arm a lot after that. One of the benefits of a motorcycle it’s easy to pull off the road, hop off and wander over to those pretty sights you see as you drive by.
I have no idea what these white flowers were called but they filled the meadows!
I do know that these orange flowers are called Paintbrush. It always amazes me how they can grow just about anywhere…in the grasses…
…or among the stony rocks. Hmm, I’m sure there is a great life application there!
Here’s more flowers growing in the crevice of a boulder.
I was thrilled to see our State flower in the Blue Columbine! So pretty!
We saw many beautiful butterflies enjoying the wildflowers also.
This is Alpine Mertensia…I think. I looked it up and it sure looks like that.
Oh, and lookey here at this familiar flower!
At the top of Molas Pass, 10,899 feet, we stopped to enjoy the views!
And here’s my favorite husband at the top of a field of my favorite flowers…
I do love Colorado!