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Phil and I were walking around Lake Estes the other day and I saw this reflection of the mountains on the lake. It’s not often that it’s calm enough at the lake to see a reflection. I thought it was just beautiful with the contrast of the snowy mountains and the blue lake!
This place is one of our favorite places in Rocky Mountain National park. When we vacationed out here, we frequently had our picnic lunches sitting on the rocks, staring at the Mummy Range. We named it “Chippy Rock” because of all of the chipmunks who scavenge for food from the tourists. As we drove by the other day, we stopped just to admire the view in the winter. It just takes your breath away.
I think the Pearly Everlasting wildflower is one of the prettiest of the wildflowers in Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park. When it starts to bud, it looks just like a shiny, white pearl. And then as it blossoms, the petals come out and it looks like a bouquet of pretty, little, delicate white wildflowers.
Have you ever seen a Pearly Everlasting wildflower?
I wasn’t sure if I liked the part of the photograph of Longs Peak, the highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park, and the snowy mountains after the recent snow….or the animal tracks up the hill in the foreground.