Indian Peaks Creek

Immediately to the south of Rocky Mountain National Park lies the Indian Peaks Wilderness. This is federal land and can be accessed by everyone. It is a place with remote jagged peaks and full of snow in the winter and water in the summer. This remote Indian Peaks creek is just one of many unnamed…

Old Bedlam

This building, “Old Bedlam,” is the oldest structure still standing in the state of Wyoming. Built in 1849, Old Bedlam was a cornerstone of activity at the military outpost of Fort Laramie which lies along the Oregon Trail. The outpost is now a national historic site and, for those of you who like your history,…

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…

Green Back Beetle

The beauty found in our world is simply amazing. Even in the smallest of creatures there is unique beauty to be discovered. I think that is one of the reasons I love photography so much. You see a small beetle in passing and never think twice about the tiny creature, but capture it with macro…

Peters Pool

The west coast of New Zealand’s Southern Island is a great place to get away from the business of the rest of the world. Here you will find glaciers amongst rain forests. This is a very rare occurrence in our world. Franz Josef glacier has carved the valley you see in the photo above. In…

Trees of Red

This eerie looking path full of trees covered in red ribbons is actually a forest full of hopes and dreams. This path is a part of Tianmen Mountain in China. Tianmen is a holy mountain to the Chinese people. In the Chinese culture the color red represents happiness or jubilation. They write their wishes on…

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…

Anthracite Creek

This is a beautiful photo of Anthracite Creek in Somerset, Colorado from the Erickson Springs Campground. It really is a rare sight to see fall colors and snowy mountains at the same time, yet this has happened two years in a row now for 2016 and 2017. Stop by the campground for a quick photo, a…