Independence

Nothing gives the soul a sense of independence, of freedom, than the open road. Whether the road trip is a few days or the adventurous few years, it provides much relief from daily responsibilities, schedules and the all mighty clock. If you haven’t done so in a while, get out and just drive.

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Somewhere in Colorado

 

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Cee’s Fun Foto: Three

Three waterfalls

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Rifle Falls State Park, Colorado

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

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Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

 

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Monochrome Monday: Desert warmth

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Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Photography 101: Double

Double Falls

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Rifle Falls State Park, Colorado

Photography 101: Connect

Connectedness is something everyone needs. The need to belong or be part of something. I moved to a large city a few years ago with little wilderness area near by and with city living comes much noise and chaos. I’m in desperate need of a different type of connection than most might consider. I need to connect with nature, with the peace and quiet of the wilderness.

Look into this desertscape. Dream about where this road leads and what you may find there.

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If you imagined hiking deeper into the wilderness you’re right. It leads deeper into the peace and quiet of a desert wilderness.

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, Colorado

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Spray

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Rifle Falls State Park, Colorado

 

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: Week 24

The Dam Store

Odd name for a store. Where ya goin’? That Dam Store. Ok, so maybe not, but the reason for the name is that just on the other side of the store is a dam.

This is a must see/shop place for fun foods, unusual flavors of jellies, honey’s and syrups and tourist trinkets just a little different from anywhere else. You’ll find The Dam Store just west of Loveland, Colorado, 20 miles from the resort town of Estes Park and 25 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Travel Theme: Decoration

The earth decorates herself with blankets of moss, cloaks of rainbow, hair of green and falling diamonds.

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Riffle Falls State Park, Colorado

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For the Love of Geography: U-Shape Valley

U-Shaped valleys are just what they sound like – a valley shaped like a “U”. These valleys are the result of glaciers carving further into an existing depression created from a river called a v-shaped valley. The valley is transformed from gradually sloping side to steep sides and a flat bottom. Rivers often remain from glacial melting that replace the original river. U-shaped valleys are found at high mountain altitudes worldwide.

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

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Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington