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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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Time on the River

 

The Artist

The Artist

Time in nature can be for healing and calming the soul. While on my drive up the Poudre Canyon the other day I came across two people who were finding time in nature, one and artist and one a fly fisherman.

The Fisherman

 

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Estes Park and RMNP

This is a small park area along the river.

This is a small park area along the river.

I decided to make a drive up to Estes Park yesterday. My intent was to grab a coffee and sit along the river to read and write. The thought crossed my mind to maybe have lunch before coming back. I ended up driving up to Trail Ridge Road. What a glorious day to make that drive. Last Fall Estes Park had a flood come through the town and wiped out most of it. Here are a few images. The city is built along the banks for the Big Thompson River and has been a tourist attraction for years. I am amazed at how well it looked. Lunch was probably the best turkey/bacon wrap with a pesto sauce to die for. Continue reading »

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