Wet winter snows can weigh down small trees in the mountains.
Mayook is nestled in the Kootenay River Valley between two mountain ranges.
Summer mountains in the West still have snow clinging to their upper slopes while wildflowers abound below.
The foothills act as a junction between the prairie ranch lands and the Rocky Mountains.
The mists were just lifting off the meadow as the sun rose in the sky this September morning.
The coastal mountains often have heavy, wet snowfalls that coat the branches of the trees with thick snow.