Winter Robber

This is a true winter robber. Commonly known as a “camp robber,” or Grey Jay, this intelligent little birdie joined us for lunch while snowshoeing to Lake Helene in Rocky Mountain National Park. Human food is never good for wildlife so we spent the majority of the time luring him to our open palms with…

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…

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…

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…

Ice Earring

No, this isn’t an earring, but when I first saw it I thought someone had left an earring out overnight. This is actually far cooler. It is a pine needle that somehow looped itself and was hanging off the side of a dried up fountain. It snowed the night before and the needle had collected flakes, creating…

Pronghorns

We just wrapped up the winter ski season here in Colorado. I prefer taking the lesser traveled Hwy 24 to Breckenridge, rather than the parking lot that is known at Interstate 70. One of the advantages of this route, other than the lower number of cars, is the surreal scenery. Along this route you can…

Sunrise on Snowy Terrain

Here in Colorado the snowy days seem to be behind us. The sun is melting the last of the snow-covered terrain. The spring flowers have begun to bloom and the trees have started to leaf. I love winter and winter sports so for me this is bitter-sweet. Luckily, all of Colorado’s seasons are amazing and I…

Into the Woods

What is not to love about a sunrise over a freshly snow-covered forest? All is covered in white and looks new even if the forest is ancient. This is one of my favorite things, to get lost in a winter wonderland.

Frosty Fountain

I’m a southern boy so when I was growing up images like this were of far-flung locations that could only exist near the Northern and Southern poles. Scenes like this seemed to exist more in mythic places like Narnia than in real locations, especially ones that I could one day call home. In the South, if…

Lost Season

Last week, I posted about my wife and I taking a trip into the Colorado mountains to see the fall colors. Instead of a colorful autumn day, we arrived to a wintry mix of snow and icy cloud cover. We had seemingly lost an entire season over the course of a few hours. This was ironic…

Snow Dust

I find a lot of  beauty in the way the reddish-orange rocks of the Garden of the Gods formation are dusted in white, standing out against a Colorado blue sky. Each snow-covered tree limb is seemingly etched into the sky. It is simple, yet complex and beautiful.