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“Cottonwood in the Snow” Highway 50, Colorado

The early mornings are so peaceful and if you listen carefully you can hear the voice of the cottonwood trees. Our cottonwoods are such a familiar part of our landscape, that we often hardly notice them as we pass by them every day. 



Blessings for 2018

“Blessing for 2018: may the New Year bring you the force of the mountains, the purity of the fountains, the light of the sun, the perfume of the flowers, the serenity of the lakes, and like a river may we find our way to the sea of Love.”- Paulo Coelho
Happy New Year to all of you!

“Frozen” Gunnison Ranching, Colorado

Gunnison’s winters can be harsh. So far this year we have been having a mild winter with little snow. It still feels pretty cold at first light. These cows were hoping for an early delivery of warm hay!

Christmas 2017

We took a couple of days off and went to hide in the mountains up Ohio Pass just out of Gunnison. It seemed like December was going to end with no snow to speak of. Then mother nature heard the community’s pleas and the snow gods seemed happy with everyone’s snow dances. 8 inches came down on Christmas Eve. It’s true that “The very fact of snow is such an amazement.” 

“Snow Clouds Looming” Gunnison, Colorado

One of my favorite views.


“Castleton Ranch” Ohio Creek, Colorado

This morning with the promise of some snow on the ground Millie and I headed up Ohio Creek Road to photograph the Anthracites. From county Road 6 the buildings on Castleton Ranch had a fresh layer of snow that made them stand out. The light on the Anthracite Ranch was changing very fast so I took several photos with the light changing. This was the best one. Taken with the Fuji gfx50s and 23-64 lens.

“Snow on Main Street” Gunnison, Colorado

The very fact of snow is such an amazement. Looking forward to more snow as we move into the winter.

“Winter Solstice,” Gunnison, Colorado

“Waiting for snow..” The Anthracite Range, Gunnison, Colorado

“There is a force in the universe, which if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.”- Mahatma Gandhi

Custom Framed Canvas

We have just sold this custom framed canvas of “Carbon Mountain” Ohio Creek Valley, Gunnison, Colorado. The repurposed barn wood frame was made by Ron Corder one of our guest artists who’s work you can see at Open Your Eyes Gallery.