Yesterday, on a whim, I drove up Hidden Valley Rd. at the west end of Rapid City, less than 10 miles from home...I'd been up this road before, during winter, taking photos on an icy day. I pulled over by a dry, rocky area when I saw the silver bladderpod (photo, May 18) spread all over. The darkthroat shooting star, a primrose, was blooming there also, looking a bit wind-worn. Finally, a red flower!