Since the "Natural History Photo of the Week" is not click-able why don't we just do it as a post instead. That way we can appreciate a better pic. Mondays seem appropriate - a little early inspiration to help us through the work week!
Here's a good one:
This is Alpine Sunflower (Hymenoxys grandiflora) and is in the Aster family. We saw this gem at the base of a talus slope near Nambe Lake in the Pecos Wilderness, New Mexico. The flowers are huge relative to the foliage and the whole works grows low to the ground. Quite a contrast to our Hopi Black Dye sunflowers that we grew in are garden this summer (those babies grew taller that our apartment!).
Next week: talus slope!