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.

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 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…

Fountain Pond

For lack of a better name this is Fountain Pond found in Fountain Park in the little town of Fountain, Colorado… as far as I know there are no real fountains within the city limits. I like images like this one because they are a reminder to me that beauty can be found all around…

Snow Cones

Snow Cones… see what I did there? I usually do a flower picture on Sundays, but considering the snowy winter that most of the U.S. has had I figured this was more appropriate. After all, the pine cone is the flower of winter right? Well not really, it is actually considered an organ which is…

Aspens in October

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables I can’t describe my love for Colorado’s colorful Octobers any better than author L.M. Montgomery. This particular image of the beautiful Aspen trees was taken near Aspen, CO. The Aspen colony is considered to be the largest living organism on the…

Colorado Bison

The North American Bison, sometimes more commonly and incorrectly referred to as the American Buffalo, is an iconic creature. These massive creatures once dominated the central planes of North America. So much so that for many years these creatures became synonymous with the American West. It is thought that as many as 60,000,000 once roamed…

Hanging Lake

Glenwood Canyon is known for being the most picturesque landscape along the Interstate Highway system. Few people know that the canyon is home to this beautiful Hanging Lake. In fact, exit 125 off of I-70 (only accessible traveling from west to east), was built solely for the purpose of creating access to this hike. It is a beautiful,…

Colorful Colorado

Right now, we are in the midst of winter white ski season in Colorado, which is very beautiful. My favorite time of year here is the short two week span in October when the aspens change to gold and red hues. Where did I take this picture you might ask? Well, I could drive there…

“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…

Independence Pass Sunset

This is Independence Pass, located east of Aspen, CO. It is 12,000′ above sea level. Although always beautiful, add a little ice melt and a sunset and it becomes one of the most stunningly scenic areas in Colorado.