Early on a bright, clear and truly gorgeous Saturday morning, during Seattle's finest time of year, we headed east into the mountains toward wedding in Eastern Oregon. As we crested the summit, our car forced us to stop and enjoy the scenery. Sections of the highway were closed to allow for stabilization of the adjacent slopes, so the tow truck was painfully delayed. We made it to a shop 30 miles away just before they closed for the weekend and while we waited for our ride back home we explored a bit. Regrettably we missed the wedding. The beautiful bright sky made a striking backdrop for these impossibly tall summer's end sunflowers.