We usually think of flowers in lush gardens that overflow with an abundance of blooms. Sparse, barren soil does not usually bring to mind thriving plant life. While some areas in Yellowstone National Park did present that sense of lush abundance, more often, at the time we were there in early June, that was not the case. I was struck by the presence of blooms in quite harsh environments, appearing to be thriving. They were such a stark contrast to the surrounding ground.
I’m sorry that I did not pick up a book or pamphlet that identified the flowers in the park. I, mistakenly, thought that I would be able to Google them when I was home but that has proved difficult at best.
The main message, though, that I took away was these flowers’ abilities to thrive in seemingly difficult spots.
Next week, I’ll share some more of the flowers that were in bloom in early June.