Lesser Goldfinch

The Lesser Goldfinch seems no lesser to me than any other golden finch, but alas, it is the name that man in our infinite wisdom has given to this brightly colored bird. I like his mohawk… do you think that is bed head or is he using product? 🙂 I found this stunning specimen of…

Hidden Bay

Seeing this photo makes me stop and think, “Wow!” If you were to look up a photo of “paradise,” wouldn’t this type of image come to mind? A hidden bay, surrounded by lush greenery, with blue ocean spreading out to the horizon, capped off with subtle mountains…a paradise. Jake and I were on Day 4…

Lost at Sea

A young teenager seemingly lost at sea…. He stood there on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico for a long while watching the waves roll in upon the north Florida shore. All the while he stood resolute as if waiting for something to happen. It is nice to slow down in life and just…

Burned Out

Five years ago today the Waldo Canyon Fire burned through the front range of the Rocky Mountains along the west side of Colorado Springs, Colorado. My wife and I moved to the area about a year earlier from a region of the country that had ample rain. As such, neither of us had ever experienced…

Glacier Berries

I found these berries along the Highline Trail near the Granite Park Chalet in Glacier National Park. I can’t recommend the Highline Trail enough. If you don’t have a fear of heights (exposure to steep drop offs) and love beautiful mountain scenery with the occasional mountain goat blocking your path than you will love the…

Hot Feet

This lizard appears to be trying to keep his body away from this rock, and for good reason. It was a very hot day in Colorado National Monument. I can only imagine how much this stone was sizzling. I find all forms of life to be fascinating. It is interesting to me to see this…

Dry Falls

I found this dried up waterfall etched in the vertical walls along the hike known as The Narrows in Zion National Park. This remnant of a waterfall is close to the top of the slot canyon, a few miles into the 16 mile journey. Want more info on the hike? Check out my in-depth guide, A…

Big Red Dahlia

This big red flower with a seemingly unlimited number of petals is known as a Dahlia flower. Seriously, these things are huge—about a 1′ in diameter. The vibrancy of the petals is almost overwhelming. They are stunning flowers… probably the reason why they are the national flower of Mexico.