Category Archives: Mountains

Along the Road

Along the Road

Along the Road

I took this image somewhere between Cowdrey and Walden, Colorado. I had ridden my motorcycle, a BMW1150RT, over Cameron Pass to visit some friends who lived in Cowdrey.  On my way home I noticed this view and needed to stop, take it in and get my camera out. Sometimes I really miss that motorcycle.

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It’s Gone

The Barn

The Barn

Loss is a part of life. We experience loss through declining health, jobs, marriages, and children who move off to school.  There is a sadness within as I look at this image taken back in June of 2006. I made visits to this older barn and it’s open view of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. It is is gone now and a large executive housing complex is going up. ๐Ÿ™

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Dawn

Dawn in the Desert

Dawn in the Desert

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Another Sunrise on Peralta Trail

Another sunrise on Peralta Trail

Another sunrise on Peralta Trail

I am a fan of open vistas, sunrises and sunsets. Needless to say this area down here supplies all of them. I will be heading back to Colorado this coming Saturday morning and should arrive Sunday afternoon. I am a bit disappointed in not seeing as much outside of this area but there will be other opportunities.

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Family, BBQ and Sunset

A little dirt and watermelon juice make for a happy boy.

A little dirt and watermelon juice make for a happy boy.

This past Saturday afternoon I went to a BBQ at my oldest daughters home. They grilled up some elk burgers and brats. ๐Ÿ™‚ Games were played, children and puppy dogs ran all over the place and lots of laughter was heard.

Even a swimming pool to enjoy.

There was not a clean child around.

Chris and Cody supplied the meat while everyone else was asked to bring a side dish. Well that meant there were too many salads and deserts to fit on one plate so multiple trips to the table were needed. I found this young girl exploring all of the back yard, walking stick in hand.

Front Range Sunset

Front Range Sunset

As the sun went down I stood along the fence in their backyard with camera in hand and watched the colors. Nature was magically making ย art and I had a great front row seat.

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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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