Blustery Winter

For many in the United States today is a blustery winter day, so I thought this was an appropriate photo. Here in Colorado it has been a fairly mild winter so far. The ski resorts have snow, but the base isn’t what it normally is. I for one hope the cold weather sticks around and that…

Dawn of a New Day

Hello 2018! This is the dawn of a new day and a new year. I took this image of a water tower at dawn in Texas from a Walmart. Yes even the mundane of boon-docking in a Walmart parking lot can result in a memorable moment. I look forward to a great 2018 full of…

Sun Setting Arch

Since we don’t do weekend posts, this will be my last post of 2017—the sun setting post as it were. I took this image as the sun set behind us at the Delicate Arch formation in Arches National Park. This is one of my favorite vistas on the planet. The way the red rock catches…

Punta Gorda Sunset

A warm Florida Christmas is a very different experience than the cold Colorado Christmas I’ve come to love and enjoy. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to drive around town looking at beautiful Christmas lights that adorn the neighborhood houses. When you have a canal in your backyard…the focus becomes the backyard decor, not…

Icicle Creek

Sometimes the memory of a place can stick with you even though you can’t ever physically return because you don’t know exactly where you were… This photo imparts that kind of memory. I call it Icicle Creek for obvious reasons, but it is actually on an unknown tributary of Ouzel Creek in the Wild Basin…

Racked Out

If you are anything like me, and this Rocky Mountain Elk, then you are racked out after the Christmas festivities. Get it… racked out! Best pun ever! He has a large antler rack and he lay down to sleep… he is racked out. Lol! I crack myself up. I hope you all had the best Christmas!

A Louisiana Christmas!

  Natchitoches, Louisiana is a town that seems to know how to do Christmas… a Louisiana Christmas anyways. For 91 years they have put on a display known as The City of Lights. Where Christmas light displays line the Cane River running through the downtown area and as many as 300,000 lights cover the old…

Four Pass Fireweed

Who knew that a weed could have such pretty blooms. The fireweed has some of my favorite wildflowers and they grow all over Colorado. I found this one while completing the Four Pass Loop near Aspen, Colorado. A Four Pass Fireweed.

A Rocky Milkyway

Tonight is the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, so what better way to commemorate this yearly occasion than with a photo of the night sky. I like the winter solstice because it means that tomorrow we start a march back towards the longer days. While I love winter weather I don’t appreciate…

Red-tailed Hawk’s Eye

The Red-tailed Hawk’s eye really pops as he stares me down  from about 15′ up in this tree. This may be the best photo I have taken in 2017. It was one of those moments you hear about. I was in the right place, with the right piece of gear and with perfect natural lighting…

The Dinosaur Bone Wall

The Dinosaur Bone Wall There is a place where a person can step back in time to see the bones of long extinct creatures. This magical place is aptly named Dinosaur National Monument. Many fossils of dinosaurs were excavated here and have made their way to many of our nation’s best museums. The most amazing part…

The Glen After Dark

Colorado Springs was founded by General William Jackson Palmer after the Civil War. He built a castle for his family home and called the land at the mouth of Queen’s Canyon (named after his wife) Glen Eyrie. Today the family home and property is a stunningly beautiful conference center that shares much of the same…