Horses at Dusk...

One of the EPIC things I've ever done was to visit a friend of mine to horseback ride at a 5th generation, family run Texas Longhorn cattle ranch called Black Mountain Ranch, Colorado.  It sits about half way between Vail & Steamboat Springs adjacent to the Colorado River so they do rafting trips in the summer, as well. These people are hard core genuine ranchers. Yet, from the moment I set foot on the place welcomed me like family, directed me to the dining hall,  fed me a gourmet lunch and provided stimulating company with tales of grand adventures to boot!!  Tis difficult to explain but their warm, inviting, down to earth hospitality was VERY impressive and MOST welcome!!!

I was able to capture these horses grazing in the lovely evening light whilst driving up to an evening cocktail party they hold for the guests every week.  It was forturnate really that I missed the little shuttle bus up the hill so that I was able to view this stunning vista! 

All in all OH WHAT AN AMAZING PLACE!  I was able to be part of a REAL cattle drive, learn to rope calves (and yes there were horns involved YIKES! I loved it so much I shortly afterward went out & bought my own lasso! hee!:), eat gourmet food, enjoy all that the great outdoors has to offer and then some!  I'm not advertising just gushing with praise!!


Temple Spire of Dust & Sunbeams...


Rainbow Atop A Horizon...

Ahh the magic & beauty of rainbows...a great part of this magic is that you never know exactly when or if one of these gems will appear...when they do, it is a wondrous surprise, a lovely gift for our eyes...a palette of color soaking into our very souls...

'Why are there so many
Songs about rainbows
And what's on the other side
Rainbow's are visions
They're only illusions
And rainbows have nothing to hide
So we've been told and some chose to
Believe it
But I know they're wrong wait and see

Someday we'll find it

The Rainbow Connection

The lovers, the dreamers and me'...

It's not easy being green but this scene was simply breathtaking!! :))


Cornucopia of Colorado...


The Courthouse of Moab

It's the wild, wild west!  What more fitting place that here to have ancient crowning boulders sit in judgement?  On Road Runner & Coyote's playground these pillars stand aloof, and beautiful...