|Scarlet Mallow in the rain. © SB|
And this first Scarlet Mallow plant, bearing raindrops in the Val Marie Pasture, in Southern Saskatchewan, glistened a brilliant orange.
The other Scarlet Mallow flowers here, photographed in later sunshine at Grasslands National Park, were also a delight — rich fruit popsicle reds, oranges and yellows among prairie lichens and grasses.
I'm glad I don't have to pick a favourite prairie wildflower!
From the recent Prairie Passages tour alone, I photographed more than 30 different kinds of flowers, from the Yellow Umbrellaplant and Wild Blue Flax to Scarlet Mallow.
More will be posted as I work through my files — a process that takes me far longer than it should, as I get so much pleasure from looking at all of these lovely flowers, all growing so freely in Saskatchewan's pastures and other public grasslands.
|Another field, another Scarlet Mallow © SB|
|Closer view of Scarlet Mallow blossoms. © SB|
Photo Location: Val Marie Pasture and Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada
Photo Dates: June 25, 2013