The flowers are just beginning to bloom as the remnants of the winter snowfall were still in evidence.
The fairest flower in the meadow always seemed to be nearby!
She even stopped to do some sketching.
No visit to the mountains would be complete without a Canada Jay. They were just fledging their young, so were very protective. Jean could mimic the cries of the youngsters and that really confused mom and dad.
We also spotted a long-billed curlew. This shoreline sandpiper is rare anywhere on Vancouver Island. Perhaps global warming is extending their range to the north. To find it in the mountains is amazing. Apparently they go where the insects are hatching and they definitely were hatching in the meadows on this 80 degree day.
The trout in the streams were also enjoying the insect hatch.
A fine hike on a glorious summer day!