Posted at 1:00 pm , on May 10, 2017
Car packed with camera gear, my trusty hiking boots, and the best trail guide a person could ask for, I headed out to a remote area on rocky terrain with sagebrush covered hills in search of the wild horses of the Sand Wash Basin. I had no idea what to expect during my outing, and after a while on dusty, canyon-like roads, all my expectations were exceeded the moment I caught my first glimpse of a small band off in the distance, in the middle of open prairie.
There’s nothing more beautiful and elegant than seeing a wild horse gallop freely, grazing at their own will, and raising their young. The horses of Sand Wash Basin represent a variety of colors including paints, grays, bays, red and blue roans, among other color variations. They roam this open land in bands ~ a family of horses. They express strength and boldness, gentleness and sometimes sorrow. Their lives represent the iconic symbol of the west.
I felt honored by this wildlife experience, capturing in photos their majestic and dignified spirit. These photos are only a snapshot in time. It’s the being there that’s spectacular.
Stay wild, stay free.
Posted at 6:19 pm , on May 9, 2017
An extraordinary journey through rolling hills and sagebrush, the Sombrero Ranch cowboys can breathe a little easier as the 2017, two day, 62-mile horse drive adventure comes to an end.
Posted at 12:43 am , on May 9, 2017
Sombrero Ranch riders lead the horse drive down the middle of Highway 40 through Maybell, Colorado. Every year in early May, horses are taken from winter grazing pasture to summer pasture. The 62 mile trip takes two days of hard riding to complete, and has taken place since the early 60’s. The sound of thundering hooves, whinnying and nickering as the horses and cowboys come into town is an exhilarating experience.
Posted at 5:38 pm , on February 2, 2017
Reminiscing on this cold, icy February day.
Being immersed in nature gives me a calmness, a sense of being grounded. Whenever possible, I take the time to step outside and explore. I let my mind wander but make a point to pay attention to whatever may lay before my eyes. I marvel at all the treasures Mother Nature has to offer.
Over a period of time, I have collected a few things. I displayed them for a postcard I’m printing and will give to my family and friends. It is my hope to inspire the healing power of a walk.
In all things of nature
there is something of
Posted at 5:02 pm , on December 25, 2015
Leggings with boots
These are a few of my favorite things.
Posted at 12:26 am , on December 20, 2015
There’s something beautiful about Black and White photography. More artistic? A romance to it? Reminiscence of bygone days? Whatever it may be, it forces the eye to view the world a little differently. Here, I have captured a delightful array of life in monochrome. Enjoy.
Posted at 3:54 am , on December 9, 2015
Salida is a small historic mountain town teeming with big charm. Shops, art galleries and restaurants line the main street, while Victorian houses flank the sides. There is a large park overlooking the Arkansas River, and the town is shadowed by 14,000-foot-snow-capped peaks and surrounded by small farms and lovely countryside. A day in Salida is sure to leave you smiling.
Posted at 10:49 pm , on October 19, 2015
I embrace the winter months to come. It is SO beautiful here in Colorado. When you look at it, your eyes will witness the texture in its elegance, fierce, genuine nature. The landscapes and inhabitants reach something deep in me, leaving me with a rich feeling, and loving life. Even if it is cold.
Posted at 2:58 pm , on October 19, 2015
A photograph I took while roaming the back roads near Fairplay, CO, on a chilly autumn morning. Summer was fading into autumn, the air was bitter cold, and this handsome guy was patiently welcoming the day. I love this shot, for while the colors are cold, the feel of it is one of warmth, solitude, freedom.