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…

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…

Slot Cave

This is a cave inside of the Colorado side of Dinosaur National Monument. On the summer day we visited, the air inside was cool, even though feet away, at the opening, the temperature skyrocketed to the high 90s. The cave is rather unique because on either side of the central rock are slots that go straight…

Arches Scaled

Arches National Park is home to some colossal rock formations—carved by water, wind, and time. The scale of the rock arches can be hard to fathom. That is why I love this photo. The size of this rock formation (Double Arch) can really be visualized when my wife’s silhouette is used as a reference. This…

“Peak’in” Through Rock

The Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs is home to many beautiful red rock formations, and with many hiking trails. My favorite short hike leads uphill to this formation known as the Siamese Twins because of the way the rock looks like two pillars joined at the hip. However, the most stunning aspect of…

The Frozen Garden

When one sees Colorado’s red rock formations at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, they understand why the Spanish translation for Colorado is simply red. The rock formations are beautiful anytime of year, but when the red rocks protrude out of the snow they are especially stunning.

Beyond the Garden

I am one of those people who really like to explore new places. I will return to a place, but only if I feel there is something new to discover. I have been to the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs more times than I can remember. When we first moved to the Springs…

Rocky Terrain

“Texture is the most enduring and ubiquitous underpinning of form… certainly a calming, meditative and appealing world for both the eye and mind.” – Lynda Lehmann Texture in nature is somehow one of the easiest things to overlook. While hiking, most people are constantly looking ahead, anticipating the next vast landscape that makes them feel…