More fall, ya’ll

A friend reminded me today that there’s more than one professional photographer based in Estes Park, Colorado. No surprise, considering Rocky Mountain National Park is right outside the door. Richard Hahn is the name, and he shoots both landscapes and wildlife. Check out his website to see what a true professional can do with can’t-miss … Continue reading More fall, ya’ll

Because clouds

This was the view this morning from the Alpine Visitor Center (elev. 11,796 ft.) in Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park is down in the valley, through that hole under the clouds. I may be more enamored with clouds on the peaks than with broad sunny vistas of the peaks themselves. I’ve been known to … Continue reading Because clouds

Rocky Mountain blues

Reservations? To enter Rocky Mountain National Park? Yep. It started last year because of Covid and all the people looking for outdoor activities. But the powers that be have put it into effect again this year, from this weekend to October 11. Supposedly it’s a “pilot temporary” system, but many of us in the vicinity … Continue reading Rocky Mountain blues

Let’s take a break

No politics here. No pandemic. No unpaid bills, missed deliveries, doctor appointments, tax returns, or whatever. Just the exquisite photography of Estes Park’s own Erik Stensland reminding us that there is still peace and beauty in the world. This particular ponderosa pine resides in Beaver Meadows, Rocky Mountain National Park, just down the road from … Continue reading Let’s take a break

Snow! Glorious snow!

Never have so many people wished so fervently for a snowstorm. Forest fires were ravaging northern Colorado on Friday. Thousands had been evacuated from their homes in Grand Lake, Granby, Estes Park, and surrounding areas. Exhausted firefighters kept fighting, doing everything in their power to stop fires that seemingly wouldn’t be stopped. Even as smoke … Continue reading Snow! Glorious snow!