Today we went from Cortez to Mosca, both cities in Colorado, to visit Great Sand Dunes National Park, our last stop before heading home. It rained almost all the way, the first rainy day on our road trip. Up high in the mountains I could see aspen trees, their fall foliage muted by rain clouds and fog. As we came near Mosca, the sky brightened a bit. I saw two big fields of canola with yellow flowers stretching to the horizon.
Looking back the way we came, the other field was more subdued against a backdrop of rain clouds.
We arrived at our hotel in the early afternoon and lost no time in going to the Great Sand Dunes. We got some maps, attended a ranger geology briefing, watched a movie, and still had time to take pictures of the dunes.