Less than a month ago, I saw these wildflowers in the high mountains. They were in a meadow next to a turquoise lake.
The reason why they were blooming so late is that a snowfield was still melting. You can see it on the right edge of this photo and the previous one. After last winter's epic snowfall, roads were still closed in early September because deep fields of snow covered them. As the snow melted, spring flowers sprung up on the newly uncovered ground, even though it was almost autumn.
My best girlfriend and I loved our time in the flowers. She's the best dog that anyone could ask for as their outdoor buddy.
Now, a month later, the aspen leaves are reaching their full golden color - not so different from the golden flowers of a month ago.
Brian for hosting the Thankful Thursday blog hop.