|Old Man of the Mountain Alpine Sunflower facing east toward the sun|
If conditions become harsh, turn toward a sustaining warmth.
When the path is steep and rough, increase resolve.
|tiny Pygmy Bitterroot - high alpine tundra|
Fragility doesn't equal defeat.
|Balsamroot growing in talus|
In inhospitable conditions, hang on and thrive.
Show confidence - walk on the wild side.
|Taking in views of South Park from Black Powder Pass (approx. 12,000' altitude)|
Life has both peaks and valleys. Understand and appreciate both.
Fox photo taken in my back yard, Breckenridge, CO.
All other photos taken June 11, 2012, on high alpine tundra of Black Powder Pass, Summit County, CO.