Tiniest Jedi

It is that time of year again when the whole world feels the force. Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases tonight (early tomorrow morning)… I am stoked! As what is seemingly becoming a tradition, I have a picture of Yoda… I mean a Tarsier. Is this the Tiniest Jedi? I think so, I mean he…

Fountain Pond

For lack of a better name this is Fountain Pond found in Fountain Park in the little town of Fountain, Colorado… as far as I know there are no real fountains within the city limits. I like images like this one because they are a reminder to me that beauty can be found all around…

Frosty Notchtop Mountain

Snowshoeing is one of my favorite winter activities. I love the solitude and clean look of a landscape covered in white. It is amazing how noisy crowded summer trails turn into a calm, frozen, and secluded oasis in the winter. In this image is a frosty Notchtop Mountain, a very well-known mountain located in Rocky…

In the Locks

For many years I dreamed of visiting the Panama Canal, to be in the locks, in person. Growing up, I wanted to be an engineer and the idea of how humans could change the very world by our sheer will fascinated me. In many profound ways this passageway changed the world, but at a great…

Balanced Primrose

There are many rock formations found in the American west with the title of Balancing Rock, but this one found in Arches National Park may be the most famous. Never the less, rock formations aren’t the only thing in this desert environment worth taking notice of. These inconspicuous white Primroses really light up against the…

Snow Cones

Snow Cones… see what I did there? I usually do a flower picture on Sundays, but considering the snowy winter that most of the U.S. has had I figured this was more appropriate. After all, the pine cone is the flower of winter right? Well not really, it is actually considered an organ which is…

Aspens in October

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables I can’t describe my love for Colorado’s colorful Octobers any better than author L.M. Montgomery. This particular image of the beautiful Aspen trees was taken near Aspen, CO. The Aspen colony is considered to be the largest living organism on the…

A New Zealand Sunrise

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. It seems as though every square inch is covered in ever-changing beauty. The gorgeous fjords and the southern alps of the South Island are only rivaled by the rolling green hills and ruggedly breathtaking volcanoes found on the North Island. No other…

Mexican Spider

Anyone who knows me well at all knows that I am a bit arachnophobic. That is why it is very weird that I have a fascination with taking photos of spiders. All I know about this spider is that it’s of the orb variety and that it lived in a very picturesque cactus tree overlooking the Pacific Ocean.