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…

Burnt and Broken

Forest fires are a renewing necessity in nature. This is a close up look at the charred remains of a tree’s bark. The trunk was left burnt and broken after the 2012 Fern Lake Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park. The tree will fall within the next few years and help to fertilize the ground for…