If you click the Ragwort picture you may get a whiff of that distinctive Ragwort aroma.
Western Ragwort... A name not well thought out by those that come up with names for plants!
Because we could've had old sayings like.... "A Ragwort by any other name smells the same".... Or, songs like.... "The Yellow Ragwort of Texas.".... "days of wine and ragwort"..... and lastly.... "I never promised you a Ragwort garden"..... These High Mountain wild flowers could have changed history.
It's hot today and is supposed to be hotter tomorrow. It might hit 100° tomorrow afternoon, which gets somewhat uncomfortable without air conditioning. But the humidity will be in the teens, so if I keep all my Windows open and all three of my fans going and don't do anything resembling work, I should be fine... And I can always go in the house and cool off if I need to.
Since I talked about the Red Rocks Amphitheater in my blog the other day, it made me think about maybe I should go there and take a few pictures. It would give me something interesting to do. It's a big place, so there will probably be some exercise involved in visiting it. And it's open during the daytime for visitors.
I read their website, and it says the guided tours of Red Rocks have been canceled because of the Bat flu, but you're still allowed to visit and wander around the place during the day. It's supposed to be pretty hot, but if I go early, it should be fine since it doesn't get hot until the afternoon.
I'm not much of a concert-goer myself, but I've always loved rock 'n' roll, and just about every rock 'n' roll star from my youth has played Red Rocks, so there's a lot of history at "The Rocks" that's interesting to me.
Wild Rose, Another high mountain wildflower growing just below timberline.