Friday, June 17, 2011

color of the week: yellow

Yellow birds, yellow flowers... yellow everywhere!  The arrowleaf balsamroot is blooming all over the valley. From  Grand Teton National Park to South Park, the hills are alive with color. 
view of hillside south of town
arrowleaf balsamroot (balsamorhiza sagittata)

male western tanager

female western tanager
We have had some especially beautiful visitors to our feeder!  The male western tanager is simply amazing! The female is more subtle in color, it is interesting seeing the two of them together, you may not think it is the same bird!