Colorado Scenics

Steve Tohari

617 Midland Ave.,

Woodland Park, CO 80863

stevetohari@earthlink.net

970.389.4197

With my camera and my dog, I wander through gardens in the sky. High above tree line at 12,000″ elevation, is the Tundra – short, thin grass on top of thin soil exposed after the heavy Winter snowpack melts .In July, a profusion of wildflowers such as the red Indian paintbrush and the blue Lupine come up for a short time before the onset of early Autumn. Nowhere in the world are mountain wildflowers like the ones on the Colorado Tundra. It is a delicate but dangerous place to be when afternoon storm cells blow in from out of nowhere at 20 miles per hour. If you are caught out in the open above tree line, the lightning will seek you out…My dog senses the approaching storm and pulls me to the safer timber below. So many close calls over the years, I’ still here to return to these gardens in the sky…

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