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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Thankful Thursday - Our World's Natural Beauty

Last year, the high mountains melted out early, and we took an early July camping trip to a spot at about 10,000' elevation in Colorado. This year, there is a deep layer of snow still covering the alpine zone. Most places at 10K' elevation are predicted to be impassable until late July!

Last year, during our July trip, I repeatedly thought that there were more red and blue wildflowers than I'd ever seen. I thought that they'd be perfect for celebrating U.S. Independence Day.

As I've looked back at the photos, I am reminded of the song "America The Beautiful".

It was the most flowery campsite that we've ever stayed in.

Happy US Independence Day.
On this Thankful Thursday, I am filled with gratitude for how the natural world's beauty lifts my spirits almost daily. I feel so lucky to live in a world of mountain beauty.

Thanks to Brian for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

20 comments:

  1. The colors are amazing and perfect for today, showing America the beautiful is still out there.

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  2. The wildflowers are striking and beautiful! Happy Independence Day!

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  3. america the beautiful... Happy Birthday USA

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  4. Very beautiful! Happy Independence Day!

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  5. Great post and a lovely collection of photographs. Have a wonderful day.

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  6. Beautiful memories!
    Happy Independence Day!

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  7. Such beauty fur sure! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop and Happy Independence Day from all of us!

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  8. Beautiful! Happy 4th! Magically, your blog has started coming back to my email :)

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  9. Great patriotic flower photos, in such a beautiful area.

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  10. Oh my word...those flowers look as if I could lean in for a sniff.
    Gorgeous
    Hugs Cecilia

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  11. Wishing you and yours a safe, quiet and Happy Independence Day. Lovely alpine flowers! 🇺🇸

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  12. So much beauty! Happy Independence Day!
    love
    tweedles

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  13. I agree...I also feel so lucky to live in a beautiful place and country. Nature's beauty is so soothing to my soul! Happy 4th!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  14. Love the pup and I agree about the flowers. Beautiful.

    Happy Independence Day to you. Scritches to the pups. ♥

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  15. Lovely photographs. and I feel much the same about the natural world. Such priceless gifts, everywhere!

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  16. I am so glads that you guys bring your beauty to us everyday!
    HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  17. Hope you had a nice 4th of July. You are so right, America is a beautiful country. I, for one, love the Western states, with their mountains, deserts, and big skies.

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