Wild Blue Flax in the High Uintas

Wild Blue FlaxWild Blue Flax in the High Uintas – Nikon D200, f6.3, 1/640, ISO 400, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

I have begun to see Wild Blue Flax (Linum lewsii) blooming in the Salt Lake Valley and even though it will be some time before it blooms in the alpine meadows of the High Uintas I thought I would post this image taken there in July of 2010.  I adore the delicacy of the Wild Blue Flax and the sage-green color of the foliage and how they move so gracefully in a breeze. I should pay more attention to wildflowers this year when my lens isn’t trained on birds wherever I travel.

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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. Jane Chesebrough

    Very pretty especially nice to see in the first days of spring. Now I know what those flowers are called.

  2. Always a joy to see wild flowers — especially after a day of rain yesterday followed by the glorious sunshine this morning.

  3. Beautiful. Brightened my gray-sky day!

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