Happy Spring Rocky Mountain Wildflower Edition

Happy Spring treasured friends and fellow trailblazers! Spring may actually show its signs here (in the high country of Colorado) earlier than years before as we’ve had much less snow this winter season than any I’ve experienced in the past. Hopefully, the lack of snow does not negatively impact the remarkable display of summers wildflowers strewn annually throughout our beautiful, open valley. Fingers crossed, though I’ve never been disappointed by natures hand in artistry. In honor of my favorite season (summer and fall argue about being favorites themselves) I put together a collection of wildflower captures that emit the Spring-like essence of longer light and the unfurling of new life. Although we won’t see most of these flowers for months to come, some will be the first to bloom like the first shown below.

Pasque Flower

Pasque Flowers. ©Victoria Lise Walls.

Whimsical Wildflowers

Wild Mountain Rose and Wild Avens of Colorado. ©Victoria Lise Walls.Whimsical Wildflowers of Colorado. ©Victoria Lise Walls.

Mariposa Lily


Shasta Daisies

These are typically considered a noxious weed here however they have an aesthetic magic that is only enhanced in dawns first light and when dressed in the days early dew. I find them quite bewitching myself.


Nodding Sunflowers


Recently, I’ve been making more of an effort to organize my photos utilizing my online Portfolio. It has been a super fun endeavor and one that is consistently evolving. It has my creative gears churning, leading me to explore exciting ideas and share better composed galleries. It also gives me a space or platform to share with all of you not only what’s recommend (my best work) but my favorites too! As you may have noticed in previous posts I kinda LOVE florals and you all seemed to have the most interest in those as well so I will be giving them a permanent place to live on the online port for easier access and viewing.

Nodding Sunflowers Under Stormy Skies. ©Victoria Lise Walls.

Scarlett or Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush Hidden in a Sage Field. ©Victoria Lise Walls.

Alpine Sunflower

Alpine Sunflowers at 11,000 feet. Gothic Mountain, Colorado. ©Victoria Lise Walls

Rosy Paintbrush


Many summer seasons came and went before I had ever seen a Rosy Paintbrush, the Scarlett’s seem to be more common. I happened to stumble upon them the summer of 2016 for the very first time. Not only was it days away from our wedding (don’t worry I did not pick any) but it was the same day my mom climbed her first mountain so we saw them together! It was also after a winter season that accumulated more than 350 inches of snow! Whatever the cause that made them bloom in abundance I was so extremely grateful and filled with childlike satisfaction. They were everything and more than I imagined them to be.  (Cue The Sound Of Music)


If you’re in the mood for an extra dose of spring-like feels and visuals and/or are itching to take a hike through fields of wildflowers check out my newest portfolio item out just in time for the equinox; Wildflowers of Crested Butte. And do let me know what ya think!



Larkspur at Sunset, Crested Butte, Colorado. ©Victoria Lise Walls

Happy Spring all! If its not Spring in your neck of the woods-Happy seasons change! 

Is Spring showing signs where you live? Recognize any of the flowers above or have a favorite?! Share with me below! 

P.S. We’ve already raised nearly $100.00 USD from the fundraiser Candles That Make A Difference! Thank you so, so much to everyone who has contributed, shared, read, and commented! Big, BIG gratitude!

Thank you for joining me here and until next time… 

Happy Trails♥

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  1. Debi Becker walls

    So beautiful one of life’s simple pleasures not spring in the east rain sleet and expecting a foot of snow on the first day of spring see you in the butte soon !❄️☃️☔️⛈🌬💨🌸🌼🌻🌺🌹🌷

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    1. Yes it truly is! Not quite spring here either! Thank you!! Hoping the warmth of Spring finds you soon! x


  2. These are lovely, and such a spring teaser for a fellow Colorado resident. I’m waiting, rather impatiently, for warm weather and spring in the foothills!

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    1. Thank you so very much! Yes, definitely a tease for sure! I am dreaming of warmer days and lush foliage! Where about in Colorado are you located?


      1. I live in Boulder. It’s a beautiful part of the country isn’t it?!

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      2. Absolutely it is! It never ceases to take my breath away!


  3. You had me at “wildflower pictures”–gorgeous!!

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    1. Haha I love that! Wildflowers make me so giddy! Thanks so much, happy spring!

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      1. Happy Spring!!

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      2. Thank you!! To you as well!

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