Ranger Kathryn's Arches

August 21, 2010

Prairie Sunflowers by the trillions

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kathryn Colestock-Burke @ 9:37 pm
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millions? billions? trillions?

I hadn’t been up to the Canyonlands mesa in eight days — eight days with a LOT of rain in them. As my car topped the rise by Dead Horse Point State Park I came upon a sight that made me gasp; in field upon field upon field, as far as my eyes could see, Prairie Sunflowers clogged the landscape. Their heads all faced the sun, as Helianthus species are wont to do, and I had to pull over to take it all in. Locals have never seen anything like it. Neither have I.

gazillions

This field is usually green, not yellow

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4 Comments »

  1. These remind me of the saffron fields in England – same incredible color. Lovely.

    Comment by leroque — August 22, 2010 @ 9:28 am | Reply

  2. I’m thinking Steven Hawkings was there to count them….. “billions upon billions”…..

    Comment by john — August 23, 2010 @ 6:10 am | Reply

    • Are you perhaps thinking of Carl Sagan? Hawking doesn’t do much talking . . .
      Sagan did the Cosmos series and made that line famous.

      Comment by leroque — August 23, 2010 @ 3:29 pm | Reply

  3. oh fer cryin’ out loud….

    Comment by john — August 24, 2010 @ 5:51 am | Reply


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