Arches Juniper

I don’t know what it is about Juniper trees, but I think they are the coolest looking trees out there. They aren’t even close to being the biggest, but they are rugged and look the part. Junipers can seemingly survive in any environment. I have seen them gnarled and twisted, clinging onto wind-swept cliff faces and I’ve…

Mountainous Beech

My wife and I had been tramping along on the Routeburn Track in New Zealand for nearly the entire day. The majority of this trail is covered in Beech tree forest. It was a crystal clear day, perfect for a backpacking trip in the Southern Alps. Late in the afternoon a few clouds started rolling in…

Sunrise on Snowy Terrain

Here in Colorado the snowy days seem to be behind us. The sun is melting the last of the snow-covered terrain. The spring flowers have begun to bloom and the trees have started to leaf. I love winter and winter sports so for me this is bitter-sweet. Luckily, all of Colorado’s seasons are amazing and I…

Into the Woods

What is not to love about a sunrise over a freshly snow-covered forest? All is covered in white and looks new even if the forest is ancient. This is one of my favorite things, to get lost in a winter wonderland.

Grown from Stone

I really enjoy finding life thriving in unexpected places. This tree was growing out of the side of the massive granite monolith known as Stone Mountain in Georgia. A pine seed somehow found its way in to a crack in the stone and took root. Where do the roots go is my question. How does this tree…

Reaching Out

The endurance of life is amazing! The seed for this tree somehow sprang to life on top of this rather large red boulder on the formations known as the Red Rocks in Woodland Park, Colorado. The roots of this tree snaked their way into the crevices and down to the soil. It is amazing that the…

Color of Autumn

A close-up look at the proverbial drops-of-paint that color so much of Colorado this time of year. It is, of course, the Quaking Aspen leaves.

Fall Road

Have I mentioned that autumn is my favorite time of year?!?! Well, it is and there’s no better place on the planet to see the colors change than amongst Colorado’s Quaking Aspen trees. This image is from a few years back along a no name road near Buena Vista, Colorado. There are few things as tranquil…

Devil’s Twins

The hike over the Devil’s Causeway in Colorado is an awesome experience if you have a high tolerance for walking along the top of sheer cliffs. I found these two very eerie looking dead trees standing in the midst of the rocky path on the way around the causeway’s trail.

Black Rainbow

My wife and I were camping on the North Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park when a short rain storm passed through and left us with this partial double rainbow. I like that the twisted broken Juniper tree fills out the foreground in the image. The North Rim is secluded and…

Dinosaur Juniper

This Juniper tree has a picturesque cliff side view of the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers. I took this picture on the Harpers Corner Trail located on the Colorado side of Dinosaur National Monument.