"Wildflowers are the loveliest of all because they grow in uncultivated soil, in those hard, rugged places where no one expects them to flourish." Micheline Ryckman
If life was yours to live over again, what would you change?
For many, columbines are considered the fairest bloom in Colorado. They prefer hardscrabble hillsides, the rockier the better. Perhaps we should take a lesson from their struggle to take root in such a hostile environment. Ultimately, hardship affects the loveliest blossoms.
With no goal in mind, we settle for a ridge walk that affords views of Silverton.
|Silverton, in its valley nest, where Kendall Mountain stands out directly above town.|
|Not all ridge lines are "knife-edge"|
|A strollable mountain meadow|
Another lovely day, another lovely hike—bike—swim—climb.
Peace Out from Lovely Ouray,
Mark and Bobbie