Parry’s Mountain Gentian

A new look at a Gentiana Parryi—Parry’s Mountain Gentian. Blue is such an unusual flower color to me that these little flowers always catch my eye when hiking in the Colorado mountains.  After looking around at the vast surrounding landscape of mountains and valleys, it’s a moment beyond to stop and see the delicate details…

Out of The Narrows

Being inside the slot canyon known as The Narrows is like being in another world. The path ahead and the one behind are all that exist. You follow the water along its path through the landscape. Every once in a while you are greeted with side canyons that lead to unknown places. Is this a…

Twisted Beauty

The minute complexities of our world never ceases to amaze me. Unique beauty surrounds us at all times in every space. I found these simple, twisted flower petals in a flat and nearly desolate area of Wyoming. The surrounding landscape was unimpressive and yet here are these stunning closed flowers… twisted beauty.

Colorado Deep Within

This title—Colorado Deep Within—speaks so much truth about me. I haven’t always lived in Colorado, but Colorado is deep within me. I feel like the landscape and lifestyle are now a part of me. Despite all of that, this photo, of course, is not in Colorado. It’s the Grand Canyon in Arizona, a world renown…

Zimbabwe Sunset

A look at the setting sun through the dense under brush in Zimbabwe… a Zimbabwe sunset. Many people dread the idea of ever having to step foot on the dark continent. The entire continent is seemingly a place full of tragic misery, but it has beauty that is hard to match in the rest of…

Polemonium Confertum

This tiny cluster of delicate purple flowers is known as Polemonium Confertum. Confertum is Latin for crowded, an appropriate name if you ask me as these beautiful blooms do crowd tightly together. They are also hardy plants, only growing above 11,000′ in elevation. There range is mostly just in the high country of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

Icy Autumn

Is this a winter scene or one of autumn? I love the colors of fall. The only thing better is when winter comes abruptly and paints a colorful autumn scene with tinges of white. These icy autumn seasons are the best of both seasons and make for some pretty incredible photos. I took this photo…

Basin Columbine

I have a lot of favorite flowers, but Columbines are at the top of the list. This photo was taken at Ice Lake Basin in Colorado—a basin Columbine. This trail is still one of my favorite hikes of all time. I recommend Jake’s Ice Lake Basin trail guide so that you can plan your visit…