Lupins, daisies, queens ann lace, sage, columbine to name a few. The forest and meadows are bursting with late summer flowers. Hiking along a forest trail a gradual incline follows the shores of alpine lakes, crosses snow feed streams and ended for me in a little fairy meadow of grass at the end of a waterfall. Gentle breezes kept me cool and sunlight filtered through the trees filling dark corners with bits of light. An old log cabin leaning and listing in a dusty square. Busy squirrels and chipmunks building nest and feeding themselves, getting stuffed on pinecones. No better way to spend a long summer day than hiking a forest trail. My heart raced as the incline increased, but Penny kept a merry little pace a head of me and I could not let a 14 year old dog out do me! One of the ways I've kept busy during the past five days. Hope you are all enjoying these final days of summer.