Seeking serenity

In the face of seemingly unending bad news, one might seek respite in the mountains via the photographs of Estes Park, Colo., photographer Erik Stensland.

Seen above is my favorite mountain, Longs Peak, the highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park, rising above Estes Valley and the town of Estes Park.

This has long been my happy place. For me, it doesn’t get any better than this.

The photograph is “Idyllic Estes” © Erik Stensland. Reprinted with permission.

This is the full original photo. Unfortunately the required “featured image” proportions are slightly different and some unwanted cropping proved unavoidable.

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