As soon as the snow melts, the tundra comes alive with spring blooming wildflowers. This spring in Denali National Park, the lapland rosebay, a brilliant pink, early blooming tundra plant, seemed more abundant than usual. The colorful patches are often mixed with mountain aven, and a few other early blooming flowers. I saw this particular scene a number of times but the lighting was never quite right until, after being chased east by a heavy storm front, I stopped to make a landscape. The dark grey clouds over the mountains, combined with the very bright diffused light from the clouds above offered the perfect tonal balance to emphasize the flowers. A few minutes after I took the shot, the heavy rains showed up.