Having spent my younger years in a flat land, mostly under sea level,
Flowers are hardy, like the thistle
with the same flowers of lower altitudes,
one may see a cluster at 4000 feet
still blooming at the same time
at higher altitudes some buds are burned
by the sun before they get the opportunity to open.
flowers become smaller and rocks bigger
at 9000 feet flowers hug the ground
I close with one of the many waterfalls
we saw on our vacation.