Wildflower run: stop and photograph the flowers

I headed out for a 5:30am run yesterday to avoid the heat of the day, and found a delightful excuse to stop for a breather: wildflower photography. (Oh, how I love distractions on a run!)

prickly pear

Prickly pear cactus flowers were waiting for just a little more solar energy before opening. Bonus: check out the North Platte River in the background. The water’s up! We’ve gotten a half-inch of rain or more in the past couple of days! Hooray!

showy milkweed

Showy milkweed. I was going to photograph some plains sunflowers blooming nearby, but I was being swarmed by gnats and decided it was time to move along.

It’s a great time to head out for a walk or run on the pathways of western Nebraska!

Copyright 2013 by Katie Bradshaw

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