We're out of town for our annual summer camping trip, this time to Rocky Mountain National Park and return, taking our time both ways. We've been in Salt Lake and the Pocatello area, and now headed east in Wyoming on I-80, after cutting through the corner of Utah to see Bear Lake.
The whole area has been getting a wet start to summer. The northeast corner of the Great Basin and the central Rocky Mountains have gotten 150 - 300% of normal rainfall for June so far, and it's only half done. Two days ago we watched the bank-full Snake River in Idaho Falls. We've had to dodge sporadic thunderstorms and rain showers the whole time, and the mosquito population is making the most of it in this normally arid locale.
Other than needed refilling of reservoirs, one positive result of the precipitation is an outrageous display of wildflowers. Since photographing them is one of my hobbies, I've been having a good time. So here's some gratuitous eye candy, courtesy of Mother Nature:
All shot with a Sony alpha DSLR.