Category Archives: Mountains

Passing Storm

Passing Storm

Passing Storm

When the restless, irritable, discontent feelings sweep over me I know it’s time to find some quiet. I can find that by driving out east and finding some country dirt road to walk along. I have found a spot just into Weld County near the intersection of County Rd 90 and County Rd 13. This is a large hill that looks out to the west and north into the lower valley. The Colorado Front Range will be in any image you bring home. There were a few small storms along the front range. This one is the to the north and there was one behind me to the south. Tom and Kathy will probably recognize this view as they have been there. I enjoyed the quiet here, listening only to the low grumbling of thunder associated with the storm.

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It’s May First

Snow on Horsetooth

Snow on Horsetooth

And, we awoke to a third day of rain/snow mix. My weather app said it was 34 degrees at 6:00 am. Not sure how much snow they have in the mountains but I think it’s a lot. Farmers are going to love this. We have almost an inch of moisture. I took this image late this morning at Cathy Fromme Natural area. I’m pretty sure the higher mountains are white but with the cloud cover I can tell. Stay warm.

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Clear Blue Skies

Clear skies over Longs Peak

Clear skies over Longs Peak

I drove to Loveland yesterday morning to meet my sister for coffee, share a hug and some talk time. As I came upon this scene I needed to stop and take it all in and I jus happen to have my camera. The water at the bottom of the image is a large puddle of melted snow in the wheat field.

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Three

Three on the Horizon

Three on the Horizon

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…. I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. Elliott Erwitt

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Storm Clouds

Storm Clouds in the West

Storm Clouds in the West

The weatherman was right. They predicted thunderstorms for yesterday afternoon and sure enough clouds  built up in the west over the mountains. It began to rain along the foothills then moved out  out to the east. I took the above image at the Cathy Fromme Nature Area then drove out east in anticipation of some good clouds. But I watched the storm build up and obscure the mountains with a refreshing half inch rain. And the plants are loving it. It was all good and the weatherman was right.

Blue Flowers

Blue Flowers

 

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Layers at Sunset

Timnath Sunset

Timnath Sunset

Remember life is to be enjoyed, it is a spiritual journey, it is not a competition or a journey towards materialism.

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Rist Canyon

Storm Clouds

Storm Clouds

On June 9, 2013 the High Park Fire began and was not declared under control until June 30, 2013. It was the third largest fire in Colorado history and devestated much of the community. Only one life was lost but a several homes were lost.

Part of the fire moved through the Rist Canyon area. This narrow canyon road goes to Stove Praire and rises in elevation of about 3500 feet. I enjoy the twisty ride up the canyon, stopping whenever I feel like it to enjoy the vistas and the canyon. I used to ride the motorcycle up there. Needing more time away from the noise of the city I took a drive up the canyon.

Snow still on the ground

Snow still on the ground

Your heart shall find peace, when it lets go of the attachment it has to things, that do not serve purpose to the soul.

Just before starting the the steepest climb to the top I encountered snow, lots more than I expected. Even with the temperatures in the mid to high 40’s it takes a while for the snow to melt at this altitude. The plus side is the moisture it brings and is showing in the green grass.

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