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Sunset Snowfall

This is a photo of the first snowfall at Maroon Bells at sunset. This is a very peaceful location. I hope this photo brings you peace too! While huddled in my tent during a fierce Colorado snowstorm, I was hoping that there would be a break by the next morning. All of a sudden the storm broke and the sky began to clear. I rushed

Embracing the Fall

This photo was taken near the Colorado mountain village of Marble located in the San Juan mountains. Just outside of the town I found this aspen grove with Summer green surrounding Autumn foliage in the center. I was struck by the way Summer so seamlessly blends into Fall. We fight change but nature embraces it and does so in such a graceful manner. Change is

Columbines in the Fog

This foggy field of columbines and other colorful wildflowers is a shot from a place I consider to be heaven on earth - Yankee Boy Basin in the San Juans, just outside of Ouray CO. Check out the Trip Advisor reviews of this area if you'd like to plan a visit. As a side note, if you plan to travel to the top of the

Governor’s Basin Wildflowers

Just outside of Ouray, Colorado is Governor's Basin, where summer wildflowers take over the landscape every year! To learn more about this image, check out my online gallery. Visit the All Trails page for a great resource to plan a visit here.

Owl Creek Pass

I absolutely love heading to the Colorado mountains in the fall! This picture of colorful foliage along Owl Creek Pass, near Ouray and Ridgeway is one of the reasons why. John Wayne was a fan of this area as well.  Parts of his films, True Grit and How the West was Won, were filmed here. For more information about this great location, including maps and

The Angel of Shavano

The Angel of Shavano I was not familiar with the legend of the Angel of Shavano until I came across this photo of John's.  I started researching the story and found it quite interesting.  The legend varies depending on the source.   Background Mount Shavano is a 14er in the southern Sawatch Range of the Colorado Rockies.  The Upper Arkansas River valley lies at the foot of

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