Solstice Flowers #1
Being in the middle of an area that’s in the middle of a serious long-term drought, it is odd that a small area in this part of Montana received unusual amounts of precipitation this spring. Bozeman itself has received almost 30% more precipitation so far this year than the long term average. You may well have heard about the downside of this moisture, i.e., the devastating flooding in Yellowstone Park and the surrounding areas last week. But an upside for us is that it has been a gangbuster year for wildflowers at our mountain house (and other areas too of course). The other day I photographed a few in honor of the summer solstice as well as my cousin’s birthday. This particular flower is a Rocky Mountain iris (iris missouriensis).