End of the Summer Wildflowers
I got one hike in at Waterton Lakes this past weekend - the relatively easy Bertha Falls trail. It rained heavily on Saturday and snowed at the higher elevations. By Sunday, it was drizzling but very windy. The plan was to hike one of the higher mountain pass trails but I wasn't sure I wanted to get into one of those after the snowfall and get caught in a windstorm up there.
I did want to make use of my macro lens this trip! Most of my photos are big, wide landscapes capturing mountains, lakes and glaciers. I don't have too many that capture the small details of the Canadian Rockies. So the 105 was called to the batter's box! There were few remaining wildflowers on the Bertha Lake trail - I'm not sure it is known for its wildflowers, but those that were there were starting to fade and decay. Leaves were changing from green to golden. This flowering plant has lots most of its flowers and all that remains are dozens of little pointy stalks.
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