The idea for this work was not taken altogether from a single photo, but rather from my experience.
Only a few short months earlier, this scene, common in the interiors of Alaska and Northwestern Canada, would have presented a winter wonderland of glistening snow and ice. Now, a lavish display of color enhanced by the bright sunlight, clear blue sky and shadows from the clouds, begins to emerge. The snow is melting quickly. Only a trace remains at the lower elevations while the caps on the taller peaks will easily endure the chilly summer temperatures at the higher levels.