The wildflowers are moving on up into the Wasatch foothills, and many of our mountain favorites are making their debuts.
On Tuesday I hiked up to the Living Room above the University of Utah, for a quick breath of May. Several of my fellow hikers remarked on the flower display.
Arrowleaf balsamroot (one of those Plyfs) was stealing the spotlight, massing in vibrant yellow bloom along the trail and rising up the slopes in patches that glowed through the scrub oak. Sharing center stage was hot pink sweetvetch, its pea-like flowers springing up in lower clusters.