The mountain has been drenched this summer and especially so these last couple of weeks. I suspect that it must have rained on it even within the last few days because of all the water pouring off of it today.
Flowers are busting out all over the place, especially ones that need lots of water.
The purple prairie verbena (also known as Dacota vervain) has come out in big numbers, especially in the foothills. Today however, I found a very rare example of a white one.
I also found a section of the mountain just about to break out in sunflowers.