Ready ... or not

McGarry, Jane
August 2010
High Country News;8/16/2010, Vol. 42 Issue 14, p26
An essay is presented on the author's experience of walking for hours in the wildflower havens of the Elk Mountains in Colorado. The author observed that columbines and avalanche lilies, yellow cinquefoil, flax, and purple monkshood were grewing in the alpine meadows. Along his way, he discovered several young dippers leaping out of the nest and fluttering and falling around him. After the long walk, he went home to prepare for the night party.


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