Jan. 26, 2017

mat penstemon, Penstemon caespitosus

I'm sorry! Another roadside adventure, this one with a regretful start. I really thought I would be able to easily stop when I pulled onto the shoulder. But as we skidded through the gravel toward that Rocky Mountain ravine, I knew I was wrong. On so many levels. One of those life (or something else) before your eyes moments. I have offered my heartfelt apologies to my wife, sister and brother-in-law, and do so again. The only sign I have that they've been accepted is that they let me keep driving. We did stop in time. This plant grows in rock scree and other thin soils in the Rockies of AZ, CO, UT and WY. Gunnison Co CO, 6/20/13