In the heart of Crested Butte, as the sun pierced the morning sky, I found myself in the company of two sunflowers, their faces turned devoutly towards the rising star. Between their leaves, a starburst of light burst through, an ephemeral dance of nature's magic. Beyond them, a sea of sunflowers and lupines unfurled, framed by majestic mountains, a testament to the beauty that emerges in the embrace of dawn. This photograph captures that intimate moment when nature herself seemed to be basking in the warmth of the new day, a gentle reminder of the simple wonders that surround us. Photo © copyright by Rich Voninski.