Gardening Tales

Blooming Beauties In The Rocky Mountains Of Colorado

July 27, 2018
Greetings one and all and welcome to my little blog where I share the joy of life. Life really is what you make it and attitude can change everything! It just so happens that flowers can change mine. So, today I am happily sharing the fabulous flowers of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado.

Our family recently returned from a glorious 2 weeks in the Denver and Breckenridge area. It is in this mountainous state that cool star filled nights ease gently into soft sunrises and sun drenched days and where flowers of all shapes, colors and sizes thrive. Streets filled with baskets of Petunias tumble out of their baskets.

Petunias just love these cool nights and lots of water too. I was in awe of their magnificent and rich hued blooms.

Well preserved Historical buildings line the downtown streets of Breckinridge and were gloriously framed by towering majestic mountains.

We spent one day in the town of Breckenridge and the rest of the time we hiked the various peaks and valleys where we were treated to magnificent waterfalls, gurgling streams, fresh air, blooms, sightings of Mountain Goat and snow capped mountains.

Mother Nature always provides the very best landscape.

Here we have a trio of purple. The Mountain Columbine and Lupine.

Some seasoned hikers informed us that the Wild Mountain Goat love to dine on Columbine!

There were many mountain peaks covered in snow and this is some of the rushing run-off.

Flashy yellow flowers dotted various paths and some of them grew in such precarious places.

Here are the Sulphur Flower, Heartleaf Arnica and Golden Banner.

Nature...the best place to be;

Where serenity meets imagination and when they collide everything becomes possible.

I am happy you dropped by today and I hope you'll visit these other passionate flower lovers.

Thank you for joying us today!

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  1. Penny at Enjoying The Simple ThingsJuly 27, 2018 at 2:03 AM

    What beautiful photos! Our little town here in NC also had beautiful hanging baskets down town.

  2. Wow! I love all the flowers, the mountains. Looks and sounds like a dream vacation. You really can't beat petunias! They always look so pretty and are easy to maintain!

  3. I enjoyed your beautiful Colorado Mountain tour. Makes me wish I was there.

  4. Good morning Jemma dear! Your "voice" in your writing is always so inspiring and positive, and I can feel your joy. What an array of color and FUN! Now that your two-week vacation is over, I am sure you will continue to take away as much as possible from the inspiration that nature offers. I know I am! Much love to you dear friend.

  5. Hi Jemma, I am new to your lovely blog, but I shall return. This is a beautiful post of what I am sure was a beautiful vacation. We can never duplicate the beauty of what we come upon in nature. I enjoyed being part of the garden party, such inspiration!

  6. Beautiful Jemma...When I lived in Kansas, a trip to Colorado was at least twice a year...sometimes more. It is indeed a beautiful state and the flowers are amazing. I love nature and all it 's beauty. God Bless America.

  7. The whole thing looks wonderful, Jemma! So excited!

    Quick question -- how many episodes of Making It going to be? Loved the article from the Rockwall Paper.

  8. By goodness! Such beautiful eye candy in this lovely post!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    And thanks so much for hosting this lovely garden party!!

  9. Jemma,
    Thank you for sharing your inspirational photos of beautiful Colorado. Thank you also for co-hosting a linky party where more beautiful nature is shared.


  10. Oh you know I love a good flower post! The flowers in Ireland have been unbelievable too & I have enjoyed them all! Here I think the key is daylight 4:30 am-10:30 pm & tons of rain. I’m glad I won’t be here in Feb when it gets dark & very cold at 4:30 pm though! Yikes! 🌺🌸🌼🌻🌷🌹

  11. I haven’t been to Colorado in years but I remember how beautiful it was. You captured some beautiful shots of flowers! Hiking in the mountains sounds so perfect although at this point in my life I couldn’t do it. Looking forward to seeing you on tv soon on the new tv program Making It!

  12. lowcarbdiabeticJanJuly 28, 2018 at 11:53 AM

    So lovely to see all of these beautiful flowers, such amazing colours.
    The mountain views are majestic.

    A lovely post, thank you.

    All the best Jan

  13. Beautiful and one of the states I would love to visit one day. Wow, wish my baskets would grow like those gorgeous petunias!

  14. I have only been to Colorado once that I can remember and you shared the lushness that is Colorado in the summertime. Alas, it isn't quite so in the winter, is it? I think those blooms love the cooler nights they get in the mountains, don't you? Thanks for sharing a little bit of your trip!

  15. Jemma, I saw you the other night on MAKING IT! I watched the whole thing, and you were so kind and gracious on tv with your wonderful smile. There were many talented artists sharing their projects, but all I kept thinking of was "that's our Jemma that we know and love!" hahaha. I'm so glad for you that you got
    to experience this. I couldn't wait to see your owl at the end after working on it all that time. So cute.

    What a wonderful memory for you to hold on to and share with your grandkids one day. And I didn't
    know you had eight children, oh my! : )

    love,, ~Sheri

  16. Such beauty and a beautiful post!


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