Boats at Evergreen Lake
Evergreen Lake Sunrise
The smoke from wildfires around the western United States settles in over the front range of Colorado and gives the sunrise an amber glow as the mist rises from Evergreen Lake. August 2015.
Sunrise Fishing at Evergreen Lake
A fisherman takes advantage of the first light of the morning as the mist rises from the surface of Evergreen Lake. August 2015
Evergreen Memorial Sunset
A mountain wave cloud, common to the front range of Colorado, sets up an incredibly brilliant red sunset over a barn and its surrounding snowy fields. Evergreen, CO 2015
Mt Falcon Sunset Rocks
The sun dips behind Mt. Evans under the watch of rocks and trees at Mt. Falcon Park. March 16, 2015
A Peek Inside
A wild crocus opens slowly in the rain, and a peek inside reveals the delicate center with a tiny drop of water.
Lupine Leaf Rain-catcher
Friends in Yellow
Black Eyed Susan
While I love grand scenes with mountains and snow, they would be nothing without millions--no, trillions--of these brilliant stars of the show. Perhaps that is why I so enjoy stepping into the forest and slowing down to see the small details just as much as I enjoy standing at an overlook. There is grandeur even in the tiniest of details.
Multi-color aspen leaves litter the ground in a beautiful display. Taken on Weston Pass, near Fairplay, Colorado.
The Twisted Grove
This small grove of beautifully twisted aspen trees was near our camp in Lake Park on a backpacking loop through the Lost Creek Wilderness. At sunrise, the golden light filtered beautifully between each slender, twisted trunk. May 2015 This image required the tripod because it is an HDR image, which was the best method to bring out the details and colors in the leaves and trunks of this unique and quirky stand of young aspen trees.
White Trunk Aspen in Fall
The speckled white trunk of an aspen tree supports a gorgeous canopy of golden leaves against a dark blue sky. Meyer Ranch Park, Aspen Park, CO
White Trunk Aspen in Spring
White Trunk Aspen in Winter
Snow clings to the branches of the same aspen tree featured in other seasonal images. Meyer Ranch, Aspen Park, Colorado.
Hall Valley Aspens
The aspens begin to turn in Hall Valley, fall 2014.
Golden Aspens with a Dark Blue Sky
Golden aspens reach toward the deep blue sky of Colorado in Meyer Ranch Park. Aspen Park, CO.
Bull Elk in Velvet
One of the locals enjoys his breakfast of springtime grass and wildflowers.
A Moon for Bette Lee
My grandmother was a Colorado native who loved the mountains and shared her love of skiing and adventure with me. She also loved the "sliver moon", as she called it, and I seem to have inherited her affinity for it as well. This picture of the crescent moon setting over the snow-covered continental divide is a tribute to my grandmother--Bette Lee Dallison and how her spirit lives on in her grandchildren.
March Milky Way Over Wellington Lake #2
Ghost Hunters Youth Retreat
Around the campfire, students learn to seek the Holy Spirit in their daily lives and build relationships with one another. Ignite and Dv8 students gathered together for a youth retreat with a theme focused on the Holy Spirit called "Ghost Hunters".
Bierstadt Autumn Sunset
The shoulders of Mt. Bierstadt glow red as the last light of the evening illuminates the dramatic clouds hanging above. September 2015.
Lakewood Spring Sunset Over Green Mountain
A colorful sunset lights up the unsettled spring sky over Lakewood and Green Mountain. June 2015
Waiting Out the Storm Mallard Ducks
Three male Mallard ducks group up next to a female in an open pond during heavy snow in Colorado.
Juniper Pass Sunrise
The golden light and warmth of sunrise is a welcome sight on a cold winter morning overlooking the Vance Creek drainage in the Mt. Evans Wilderness.
The Squaw Mountain fire Tower stands atop the peak looking over the valley toward a layer of clouds covering Evergreen and the plains.
Fog blankets the mountain but reveals a lone ponderosa pine, framed by newly unfurled bright green aspen leaves.