Bad Dog packed his party bandanna and took off on a desert camping trip... without me.
I don't know that I've ever had really high self-esteem but it's lower these days because I can't even compete with a dog and win. He's way more popular than I am.
For the next few weeks these mountain meadows will be saturated with big, cheery sunflower impostors. Do you know what they really are?*
There is an upside to the dog heading down south for the weekend. We got to spend our Friday Afternoon Club on one of those No Mutts Allowed! trails.
So, I guess we showed him.
Who Could it Be?
Is this big yellow wildflower a:
- Curly Cup Gumweed
- Mountain Meadow Groundsel
- Showy Goldeneye
* However! If you're feeling slightly broke, (and who isn't, these days???) Make a right turn, right before you enter the Red Butte Gardens drive. Grab the first on-street parking space you see. Look on the east side of the street to find the first of the free trails that winds up into the foothills. These trails allow dogs and they don't cost you a dime.