View from Bierstadt Moraine | Estes Park, Colorado 2017. One of my favorite hikes at Rocky Mountain National Park. This was our last day in the park on our honeymoon. The switch backs were super narrow and steep but the views were well worth it.
in the frigid windchill we hiked into upper Beaver Meadows, weaving through late afternoon sun and shadow. we turned back when frozen snow swallowed the entire trail.
we didn't see any beavers, but plenty of shaggy elk roamed all around the park. they were very nonchalant about photoshoots.
"Sophia [Wisdom] is bright, and does not grow dim. By those who love her she is readily seen, and found by those who seek for her. Quick to anticipate those who desire her, she makes herself known to them. Watch for her early and you will have no trouble; you will find her sitting at your gates. Even to think about her is understanding fully grown; be on the alert for her and anxiety will quickly leave you. She herself walks about looking for those who are worthy of her and graciously shows herself to them as they go, IN every thought of theirs coming to meet them." The Book of Wisdom 6:12-17
Yes, Sophia Wisdom is alive! And SHE pursues us!
Photo: Sunset on The Loch, with ice sculptures, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO, January 5, 2018
We're already missing Colorado! ❄️ Exploring some of the Rocky Mountains National Park was so much fun and there's so much beauty in nature to see there! Can't wait to visit again...maybe when it's warmer out? 😁🙌🏼
One of my favorite quotes is that “ it’s not happy people who are grateful but grateful people who are happy”. It’s easy to be grateful when things are going good, but when you find yourself being thrown a curve ball can you still stay grounded and be grateful? I am slowly learning to take my yoga practice off the mat and live it every damn day.
I thought I would do something different today and take a break from all the Hawaii pictures and post one of my favorite pictures from my last Colorado trip retouched in Lightroom. I'm slowly feeling more confident in abilities and while I still have a lot to learn I'm having a ton of fun! This is the beautiful Dream Lake, the second of three lakes all along the same trail. The Nymph, Dream and Emerald lake hike is one of my favorites I've been on, make sure you check it out if you are ever in RMNP!
Never posted any of my pictures from my camera after my last time back in Colorado. Initially, I wasn’t crazy about anything I shot. However, some of these have grown on me, and I’ve realized that it’s not always about the amazing, quality shots you take, but the memories you made along the way.
When was the last time you did something for the first time? This was my very first experience alongside a glacier. It was a short but challenging hike with friends. We picked flowers, built a fire, drank wine and had a small picnic up in the mountains while locals climbed the glacier repeatedly and snowboarded down in the month of June. Due to climate change I’m not even sure this glacier still exists. With so many of these natural beauties disappearing from the planet (It’s projected the glaciers in Glacier National Park could be gone within two years) I consider myself very blessed to have experienced a moment like this within my lifetime #gotherebeforeitsgone
I was watching the ripples emerging from under the ice. The wave crests where creating theses sun stars. Then I had a thought, can I capture their dance. The stars become steaks with a little bit of time.