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Wildflowers Abound near a Colorado High Country Lake

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Wildflowers Abound near a Colorado High Country Lake

Two small lakes near the top of Loveland Pass in Colorado were surrounded by wildflowers this year. While other areas of the west suffered severe droughts, Colorado mountains experienced a very wet spring and early summer. A few seeds apparently landed in the cracks of rocks and sprouted into this small, colorful bouquet of wildflowers. While we westerners admire the beauty that water helps create, we have learned never to take that water for granted. It is more precious than any mineral mined from our hills.

Photographer: Ann Zimmerman