Wildflowers, Part 5

This is the last of my wildflower series, a nod to summer season that is all too quickly coming to an end. Even though Colorado is a great place to be outdoors in any season, the end of summer is always a little sad for me. Hikes to high alpine lakes are one of my favorite things to do. And then there are the flowers. One in particular I look for every year – it’s called an elephant head. Look closely and you’ll see why. That’s what I love about the flowers. While they are certainly beautiful from a distance, the closer you look, the more amazing they are. There’s a lesson in there.