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Perhaps your place loves having you there.

“How can we ever know the difference we make to the soul of the earth? Where the infinite stillness of the earth meets the passion of the human eye, invisible depths strain towards the mirror of the name.

In the word, the earth breaks silence. It has waited a long time for the word. Concealed beneath familiarity and silence, the earth holds back and it never occurs to us to wonder how the earth sees us. Is it not possible that a place could have huge affection for those who dwell there?

Perhaps your place loves having you there. It misses you when you are away and in its secret way rejoices when you return. Could it be possible that a landscape might have a deep friendship with you? That it could sense your presence and feel the care you extend towards it? Perhaps your favorite place feels proud of you.”
~ John O’Donahue, Beauty: Rediscovering the True Source of Compassion, Serenity and Hope.

                                                                                                               

Almost all memorable sunsets tend to be those with at least a few clouds. Clouds catch the last red-orange rays of the setting sun. Vivid colors are a sign that the lower atmosphere is very clean and unpolluted. The Gunnison area always enjoys amazing sunsets. Hopefully you had a chance to catch and enjoy some sunsets with your own eyes. It’s important to look up from our daily life and take note of those colors every so often for sunsets are so magnificent and delightful that skipping them is a crime.

There is a language beyond human language, an elemental language, one that arises from the land itself.”
~ Linda Hogan, Chickasaw Writer

                                                                                                               

Home to Western State Colorado University, Gunnison has grown into a recreation mecca. It still retains and honors its historic tradition as a ranching town.

With long and relatively mild summers, Gunnison is a perfect basecamp for mountain bikers, fishermen, boaters, hunters, and adventurers of many stripes.

Gunnison is our “place” and we really believe that this piece of earth  feels our presence and our love for it’s beauty and it’s secrets.

It seems as though no matter what mood you’re in when you return to this place, it’s replaced with happiness.

The comfort and excitement of being home and surrounded by a landscape in which you could never feel lost opens up the mind to accept only pure, happy thoughts.

Building Community Through Dance in the Gunnison Valley

 Last month we had the privilege of photographing the “Move The Butte” Dance show held at the Crested Butte Center for the Arts. This is our third year of photographing it and it is always amazing to watch these artists as they  connect to themselves, to each other, and to the world around them through their dance. It makes us realize that Art does pull the community together because Art makes you feel differently. That’s what artists do all the time, shifting and changing the way you see life around you, the way you respond within your community.

                                                                                                               

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking  ~Agnes De Mille

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

                                                                                                                

“Our lungs” Gunnison, Colorado

You can now order directly from our new website! Go to Galleries- choose a gallery to view, choose and click on the image that you like. You should see a little shopping cart down at the bottom…click on that to view sizes and prices. Your order comes directly to us right here at the gallery in Gunnison, CO where all printing is done in-house so that we can ensure the quality right to the end.

“Perhaps we are connected by consciousness as we are by the air that we all breathe. The air we inhale through the holes in our faces which tumbles into our lungs, and our blood, which travels through our hearts, which forms the words we speak, the air we exhale, which is connected to all air, an unspoken entity, like all the water in all the rivers in the world, leading to the sea, touching one another.”~ Russell Brand:”Revolution”

“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.