finding beauty in the common and the uncommon

Archive for 2011

Satanta Peak, sunset, and grace

The humble silhouette of Satanta Peak outlined by the last embers of the day.
I created this photo last summer while on an evening hike in the Indian Peaks.
We take so much for granted every day, yet God’s grace is always evident if you take the time to look.

Western Slope

I apologize for the lack of posts recently. Life has been busy and blessed!

Here’s a view of the mountains near Ouray, Colorado, with spring snow still clinging to their faces. There are so many stunning views along the western slope of the Rocky Mountains…

Denver Millenium Bridge

This architectural beauty crosses railroad tracks from the Union Station, at the northwest edge of downtown Denver. It’s the first bridge of its kind anywhere! Wikipedia has a great article on it here

Site redesign in-progress!

I’m in the process of redesigning the site again 🙂

I don’t like the mish-mash of a WordPress main page and a Zenphoto photo gallery.
I can definitely make it work, but it’s cludgy and uses more of my time to maintain – I currently have to upload the images and information to both separately!

The redesign is currently ‘live’ at
It’s a work in progress, and I might even be working on it as you visit it, so things may look goofy.
In some ways it already surpasses the current site, and in others it has a ways to go.

Have a look and see what you think!


Life is all about our connections to those around us.

rough day

It’s been a rough day, but they’re still hanging in there

nature is perfect

Nature can be soft
Nature can be brutal
We don’t always understand it,
but it is always perfect.

rain is a blessing

Who said rainy days were dreary? You just have to look in the right places.
(My prayers go out to those affected by flooding. Too much of a good thing can be just too much.)

The glory of morning

There is truly something magical about the dawn of a new day.


Mt. Sneffels

A spring snowstorm is about to lay another fresh layer of snow on Mt. Sneffels, near Ouray, CO.

New Gallery feature

My website now has an exciting new feature!
If you’d like to see all of the photos in an easy to browse layout, try out the new Gallery.
Just click “Gallery” at the top of the page, and have a look.

As a bonus, you’ll also have the option to see higher resolution images, up to 2048×2048.
Be warned, the files may take a bit longer to load.

(By the way, they’re still not as big as the originals…
Some of the originals can be printed at very high quality up to 10 feet long!)

three fatties

Two golden-mantled ground squirrels and a chipmunk are gorging themselves thanks to messy birds at the bird feeder overhead. While they all look similar, only the chipmunk has stripes on its face. I wish I didn’t know, so I could think of the chipmunks as the babies and the ground squirrels as the adults – much more fun!

Pasque flowers in the Rockies

A small group of alpine Pasque flowers is evidence that spring has come to the Rockies.
The photo was taken near the small mountain town of Ouray, Colorado.



Help each other reach higher

Orchidian geometry

many blossoms

Tree blossoms are always such a welcome sign of spring,
along with the soft fragrance they leave on the breeze.

a man that likes his coffee

A friend with his trusty companion, his thermos filled with coffee.

radial radiance

Boulder sunrise

Good morning Boulder.

Flagstaff Mountain

suspended dew

Spring is a magical time of growth and rebirth, of amazing beauty.
Here you see two flower buds delicately suspending a lone drop of dew in the evening sun.

Fire and Ice

Snowy paradise

The last picture from my spring trip to Grays and Torreys Peaks. Or is it the last?
On the left is Grays, and towards the center is Torreys. This peaceful photo belies just how windy and harsh the day really was, but stays true to the majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains.