In the hushed moments before sunrise, amidst the meadows of Crested Butte, Colorado, I ventured out. The world was still, and the sky was adorned with the soft hues of dawn. With my camera, I captured the enchanting sight of sprawling purple lupines, their petals kissed by the gentle morning light. As the day awakened, Mount Crested Butte stood tall on the horizon, a sentinel in the distance. The delicate dance of dawn's first light and the lupines created a moment of quiet beauty. Photo © copyright by Rich Voninski.