“Embrace the layers of life…the magnificent colors, the darker shadows, the unfolding mysteries, the seemingly misplaced intrusions, the unique textures of myriad experiences. All things come together in the good that is you…”
Tucked away…let it snow!
Fall is that wonderful feeling you get from under a toasty warm, soft, fluffy comforter…….right before winter crawls in to bed and puts its ice cold toes on you! 😆😂
Sneffels Range from Dallas Divide
“I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.” ~Isaiah
Mount Sneffels, Colorado
Funny story: Two of my goals when photographing wildlife are 1) See them before they see me, 2) Once they see me, they remain comfortable enough to not care that I am there. While recently exploring Lake Pueblo State Park, CO I saw this muley doe approach a lake cove and begin to drink, so I climbed the back side of the bluff next to the cove to be able to view the deer from above. Goal 1 was met perfectly. I was thinking, “I see you and you don’t even know I’m here!” Then when she started to move up the draw, I thought I’d be smart, sneak around to the top of the draw and wait for her. The wind direction was right, she’d never know I was there! I positioned myself very discreetly and waited. And waited. Perhaps she had found a yummy bush and was busy eating. I waited some more. Suddenly, there she is! She is directly below me about 50’ away, staring right at me!! Ha! She had walked up behind a burm of small Aspen trees out of sight. Tables turned!! I bet she was thinking, “I see you and you don’t even know I’m here!” Hahahaha…. I really did “lol” !! Goal #2 was also met because after seeing me she did not run off but continued to mosey and eat her breakfast, and I got several nice shots. It’s such a privilege to share space with those different than us. Sure, we may come from different cultures, but that doesn’t mean we can’t live together in peace.
The secret to life is knowing where the true gold is…
San Juan Mountains
Just one brief ray of light is all I need and suddenly a photo appears. How ever fleeting it might have been, I’ve captured it forever.
“ray of light”
North Fork White River, Colorado
There are no guarantees what we’ll find around the bend. but the future looks bright as long as we are walking together. Should we encounter difficulty, we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it, and know we have what it takes to go on.
Ohio Creek Valley, Colorado
I love the textures of fall. It’s like giving fingers to my eyes, and in scenes like this I feel every change in color. This shot was taken a good hour after sunset, handheld, high ISO – which adds light and softness to the focus. We had just seen a grizzly bear enter the willows to the right, off frame, and were hoping he would pop out the back side here along the Snake River. The bear never did reappear in the ally but the photo became one of my most favorite shots of the trip.
Grand Teton National Park