Two painting excursions - to Lemon and Haviland Lakes - in the past week have resulted in unfinished paintings that may or may not make it to completion. One has promise; the other not so much. Lately, it seems my creative energy has been focused through the lens of my camera rather than my pastels and paper. So, I have to run with it.
Today, a trip back up to hike and fish along west Lime Creek. Since our last trip a month ago, the deerflies have finally been knocked back, the summer alpine meadows are transitioning away from green towards the golden browns of fall, and a new round of mountain wildflowers is making an appearance.
August 30 in photos:
Cascading falls along Lime Creek
Raspberries along the trail - tasting as good as they look
A marmot casts a wary and scornful glance from his look-out point below the trail
A tiny Arctic Blue nourishes itself on a Showy Daisy
Mountain Gentian, filterized