Wildflower season isn't a bust after all. Up in Yankee Boy Basin there's enough to keep a shutterbug busy as a bee, and further up, on both sides of Blue Lakes Pass, photographing lush slopes of Columbine and Paintbrush added an hour to our hike. All this after forty days without rain. I've got news for Nietzsche, there must be a God after all; the proof is in photograph...pun intended.
That's Mount Sneffels, our local 14'er, rising above Bobbie in the lead photograph; 14,150 feet above sea level, to be precise. This hike was all about purdy flowers and Blue Lakes full of trout. The next hike up there will turn more serious. Stay tuned, because we will be summiting Sneffels with RV friends due to arrive in a few days. (edited 7/11/13, mej).
It was another day of good light...come and go clouds, softening the harsh reality of high altitude photography, casting pell-mell shadows that sped across the landscapes. I will save the best for last, in my next post. Dim the lights, put on some music, and enjoy.