Fringed gentians blooming not far from some active geysers in Yellowstone National Park, the Upper Geyser Basin trail. As a gardener, I'm always interested in the wildflowers in an area and gentians of any sort are a pretty rare treat. The color is not altered in any way. They are really this incredible indigo color.
I was amazed at your response to my shot of the strawberry being dropped into the glass of water. I treasure all the comments and, especially, appreciated the suggestions for improving the shot by using a black or dark background or making a tighter crop. I'm going to try this again and will try to incorporate your suggestions. Thanks, everyone!
I've put together a few calendars for 2011 --- the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and one on the Garden of the Gods. I'm going to visit a bunch of stores tomorrow to see if anyone would be willing to sell them. I love taking the photos but I hate marketing myself. I'm not good at it and am dreading the process. Hope you have nicer plans for your day than I have for mine!
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