|Really?! (click photo to view).|
Glossy petals of a sagebrush buttercup were shining in spring sunshine a month ago.
Then it snowed. I predicted the buttercups would hang out, protected from sub-freezing temperatures by snow cover, and that they would be blooming brightly the next visit.
|Is the sagebrush buttercup still hanging out under the snow? (slope near center of photo).|
Since then several spring blizzards have passed through, leaving nice blankets of wet snow ... “nice” because we really need the moisture. The most recent one didn’t bring much, so I headed up to Vedauwoo to see if there were any patches of open ground with sagebrush buttercups blooming.
In the meantime ... even with all the snow, it still was fun to shoot photos.
|The "potato chip" dipped in snow.|
|Wet spring snow.|