This morning the world was alive. It is the very best of spring right now. The aspen trees are vibrant green, the grass is fresh, the air is cool, there is still lots of snow on Longs Peak and flowers are beginning to appear in the lower meadows. When I was out making this photograph there was a turkey nearby gobbling as well as an elk that for some reason was bugling on this perfect spring morning. Photo © copyright by Rocky Mountain National Park.com.