Posted on December 29, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Best of 2015
Recapping some of our favorite winter scenes from the Colorado high country in this end of the year set …
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Posted on October 29, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
A garden rose kissed by morning dew on a cool October morning.
Can’t help but think of the Crosby, Stills & Nash song, “Wooden Ships.”
A coneflower brightens up a rainy Austrian morning.
Field mushrooms in the Aistal of Upper Austria.
After a chilly and rainy spell in mid-October, Indian Summer made a comeback late in the month, except here in Austria, it’s called Altweiber Sommer (old women’s summer). In the lowlands of the Danube River Valley there still hasn’t been a killing frost, which means there are garden roses hanging on to brilliant summer hues, and in the fields, wild mushrooms still abound. I wonder if it will last into November?
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Posted on October 28, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Pray for grace
Fall flowers in the Mühlviertel of Austria, to be plowed under as soil enrichment.
Curtains of leaves.
Fall colors in Spittelberg, one of Vienna’s classic downtown neighborhoods.
Gold on silver near the Vienna Westbahnhof.
In my dream I walked with you, hand in hand, to the tree of life.
I sometimes see my photos in dreams, and also dreams in my photos. A couple of days ago, I visited the tree in the last picture in this set in my dreams, walking hand in hand and feeling a new radiant love. For some reason, I woke up with a prayer on my lips, not a traditional prayer but the following Michael Franti groove, of which I’ve posted an excerpt. Catch a great live version of the song here: https://www.michaelfranti.com/music/songs/pray-grace
“I take a moment to myself
So I can hear myself
To feel myself
And be real myself
Life’s addictions and afflictions
‘Cause abrasions from their friction
Sometimes it’s easier to live in fiction
I can run, but I can’t hide
From the pains that reside down deep inside
There is no pill that can be swallowed
There is no guru that can be followed
There’s no escapin’ from my own history
Those that I hurt and those that hurt me
I was dead for a million years ‘fore I was born and
I’ll be dead for a million more after I’m gone
So I live to give somethin’ that can live on
Like the way you hum a song when the music’s gone
Like the warmth of the sand when the sun goes down
And I’m sittin’ with myself, nobody else is around … “
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Posted on April 24, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Bursting forth …
An ant takes shelter from spring showers.
White violets growing along the Meadow Creek trail in Frisco, Colorado.
Spring birds face some challenges in the Colorado high country.
Tender spring green aspen leaves afrer a spring rain shower.
Catkin with droplet.
FRISCO —The Colorado high country is spectacular any time of year, but spring is my favorite season. It’s the time of year when you can still ski on the mountains, often in some of the best snow of the year. But down in the valleys, Mother Nature is busy building a new season. Since the mountain growing season is so short, spring comes in a hurry. Plants don’t have the luxury of taking their time if they want to bloom and produce flowers and seeds for reproduction, so everything seems to pop all at once with a fecundity that’s as astounding as it is reassuring.
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Posted on March 20, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Celebrate the season!
Little birdie …
At the cusp of winter and spring.
Willows and water …
Snowmelt at the edge of Dillon Reservoir.
Spring snow and sun in Summit County, Colorado.
FRISCO —We’re stepping into spring here in the Colorado high country, and right on schedule, the first western bluebirds appeared on the fringes of local forests. There are other signs as well — reflective meltwater ponds along the edge of Dillon Reservoir and budding willow shrubs. Stop whatever you’re doing today for at least a few minutes to get outside and celebrate the changing of the seasons!
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Posted on March 16, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Spring snow gleaming in the Rocky Mountain twilight along Swan Mountain Road in Summit County, Colorado.
Sunset over the Gore Range.
Sunset afterglow over Buffalo Mountain, Summit County, Colorado.
Blue shadows along the Ptarmigan Trail, Silverthorne, Colorado.
FRISCO —During a month when Colorado’s snowpack should be getting deeper, I’ve been tracking the rapidly vanishing Rocky Mountain snowpack, quickly turning to rotten mush under temps that have consistently ranged between 5 and 15 degrees Fahrenheit above average. I’m not complaining too much. I love spring and the warm, buttery light does magical things with the snowpack, but as an environmental reporter covering global warming
, I am concerned. It’s not just the past few weeks that have been unusually warm. Temperatures have been running well above average for most of the winter, at least here in Summit County, and if this is the new normal, it spells big trouble.
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Posted on January 13, 2015 by Bob Berwyn
Winter skies over Summit County
Tangerine glow in the morning sky, looking southeast from Frisco toward Guyot and Baldy.
Low clouds and sun light up the sky over Peak 1.
A slice of the river …
Low winter sun.
A little dark, but dramatic …
FRISCO —Morning or evening, the skies over Summit County rarely disappoint. Mountain light, snow, clouds … it all combines to create sometimes surreal vistas of colors and shapes. As often as I’ve photographed Peak 1, our Frisco landmark, I’m still amazed at how different the light can be from one day, or even one hour, to the next. Follow our Instagram feed
for daily updates, and visit the online Summit Voice gallery at Fine Art America
to see more Summit County nature and landscape images.
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