Yes, by late summer it is just like that. Actually when I went to Marjikesh just a couple of days ago, I hadn't noticed that you had a page about Marjikesh on SP. When I was reviewing my photos, it was really interesting for me to notice that there are quite a number of photos taken from the same angle that you have also taken however in another time of year. Comparing them was interesting for me, so I decided to upload a couple of them. In my opinion it is good to have a couple of photos without much snow. It gives some sort of "color contrast". I hope you enjoy them in spite of "sadness" you mentioned.
You are right. I saw it earlier at work today. The quality of the screen at work is low. Now that I see it at home on my own screen, it looks much more colorful. No wonder the mountain on the right is called "Zard Gel".
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe