My Birthday Present!

Yesterday was my birthday. Its okay that you didn’t get me anything. 🙂 Jennifer arranged for the United States Air Force Thunderbirds to fly over the house. Isn’t she amazing?!?! The news said that they were here for the Air Force Academy graduation, but we know the real reason… birthday! 🙂 I’ve got some new content that…

Desert Penstemon

This is a delicate Desert Penstemon flower I found while out on the trail in the Indian Peak Wilderness in Colorado. Outside of Colorado not to many people have heard of the Indian Peak Wilderness which borders Rocky Mountain National Park to the South. It is full of amazing and remote trails just like its…

Rolling Hills of New Zealand

The sun sets on the rolling hills of New Zealand. It is scenes like this one that cause Jennifer and I to reminisce upon this countries landscape in almost a mythical way. It’s amazing that so much wonder is packed into such a small landmass. From the rolling hills and the contrast of the barren…

A Crown Fit for a King

This gorgeous cluster of flowers is known as a King’s Crown. I love the way the tops of the green leaves curve over sheltering the crown of red blooms. A colorful crown fit for a king.

Tree Amongst the Stars

I took this image of a tree amongst the stars in Rocky Mountain National Park. I used my headlamp to light paint the tree. I love astrophotography, but it is a challenge to get the exposure right on the stars and the objects in the frame. It also usually involves me sitting in complete darkness…

A Broken Wall Sunset

I meant to post this last Friday as a welcome to the Chinese New Year… the year of the dog. “Who let the dogs out?” Sorry, my younger self showing through there…  For the rest of you that was the chorus to a fairly terrible song released in 2000. So this Broken Wall Sunset image is…

A Texas Sized Sunset

The American West is full of big sky. As a young boy that was the image I was given of places like Utah, Montana, New Mexico and especially Texas. That somehow the sky is bigger out there in that magical country where the cowboys and buffalo roam. At times it seems like that highly improbable statement…

Fly Eagles, Fly

Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles on your Super Bowl LII victory! Fly Eagles, Fly! Tonight’s game was one of the best games in NFL history. Both the Eagles and the Patriots brought their best and I am thankful the Eagles came out on top. It was nice to see two teams give it their all…

Captured in Ice

I found this small rock captured in ice in the middle of Lake Helene in Rocky Mountain National Park. I can only imagine that the rock was thrown to its resting place by a visitor as the water was still in the midst of freezing. This was 30′ from the shore line so there would…

Eaglesmere – Surprise Lake Loop Trail Guide

If you are looking for a long strenuous day of hiking in the woods for about 11.5 miles with 1,800′ of elevation gain then the Eaglesmere – Surprise Lake Loop Trail is for you. If on the other hand you like to take things at a slower pace, I would recommend this as a more…

New Direction

Sorry for being absent last week with no warning or explanation. I caught the flu while on a business trip and it put me down for the week. I hope you all are able to avoid that experience this year. It has been several years since I’ve had the influenza virus and I can tell…