So getting up at 4 a.m. to go to Brainard Lake definitely got me the moose shots I was hoping for. No question about it. Then after hiking to Lake Isabelle it was on to Crested Butte for a few days in Gunnison County. And what do you suppose I saw when I got down to Taylor Reservoir after coming over Cottonwood Pass?
Hereford cattle, at least one of whom did not seem to want his picture taken. You'd probably be testy, too, if you the horns coming out of the top of your head had grown so long that they now poked the sides of your face.
tall yellow evening primrose flower.
Lupine grows abundantly in various spots along Cottonwood Pass, usually under the shade of the trees. Sunlight peeked through just enough to illuminate this particular patch.
I love how keeping your eyes open and camera handy can yield images along your journey., and not just at your destination!