Alpine sunflowers battered from feisty hail storms stand their ground on the mountain tundra. The odds are against the tender displays of beauty that wildflowers show, yet year after year they burst out in color, even if only for a short time. These are no exception.
An Alpine Forget Me Not shows the beautiful and tender contrast of brilliant blue and yellow colors. The succulent plant creeps above, taking advantage of every drop of moisture and ray of sunlight in the short alpine growing season.
The flowers were in full force as the sun slowly dipped below the horizon. The jagged ridges above the basin were casting long shadows, and the tranquility of the evening settled over the valley. It was a day that reminded me that a day in the mountains is a good day.