It was sunny and gorgeous yesterday morning so we took a drive up Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park to see if any more wildflowers had bloomed. By the time we got up there about 9:15 am, we could see the clouds start to roll in.
We took a quick walk on to the Medicine Bow Trail and saw that the King’s Crown had bloomed and a beautiful White-Crowned Sparrow was singing away at the top of the evergreen tree. That in itself was worth the trip.
We quickly went to one of our other favorite wildflower spots but by then it was pretty black outside. I ran up the trail to see if the Elephant’s Heads had bloomed or the Queen’s Crown.
Phil followed me, taking photographs of the changing sky. It was pretty stormy-looking so we didn’t go very far.
These two photographs show just how fast the weather can change up on the tundra. Pretty dramatic black and white photographs, don’t you thnk?