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…

In the Red Rock

Another look at the gorgeous red rock formations found in Colorado Spring’s Garden of the Gods Park. If you have never been here I can’t recommend this spot enough. The popularity of the park makes a visit a little challenging on weekends, especially during the summer months, but go on a weekday during the winter…

Motion of the Night

Of all photography types, I think night photography is the hardest, yet most rewarding. The first time I really tried it, I was on safari in Zimbabwe. We were so remote that there was no visible light pollution. The sky was filled with the light of the universe. I was captivated. I spent hours taking…

Jatropha Tree Flower

Hey! Happy December everyone! I hope you all had a great and restful Thanksgiving holiday. Jennifer and I were actually traveling for the majority of the month. Not very restful, but we have had fun. I had a job event in Florida for a few weeks and then we remained in Florida to spend some…

Hong Kong’s Orchid

Hong Kong and the surrounding islands are very tropical and home to many beautiful species of flowers. This is the Orchid Bauhinia flower, which is represented on the flag of Hong Kong. It is the national flower of the region. My wife and I were only there for three days, but found this flower in abundance…

Dinosaur Bend

This is where the Yampa and Green Rivers meet in a bend inside of Dinosaur National Monument. It is a very nice place to swim and cool off on a hot Summer’s day. This is the terminus for the Echo Park Road.

Waterton Overlook

This is the view from the terminus of The Bears Hump trail in Waterton Lake National Park. Waterton is located in Canada, but it and Glacier National Park, in the US, make up the world’s first International Peace Park. The views within the park are truly breathtaking. The wildlife for me was the real attraction….

Ice Earring

No, this isn’t an earring, but when I first saw it I thought someone had left an earring out overnight. This is actually far cooler. It is a pine needle that somehow looped itself and was hanging off the side of a dried up fountain. It snowed the night before and the needle had collected flakes, creating…

Sunset Over XingPing

This is the view from the top of Lao Chai Hill in XingPing, China. The karst mountains here are very famous amongst the Chinese people. In fact, the mountains appear on the back of their 20 CNY banknote. My wife and I traveled to some very remote places while visiting China and this was no exception. XingPing…