White Geraniums




Another wildflower photographed at Maroon Bells (Colorado) is the White Geranium (Geranium richardsonii): Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon EF 100mm-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 800 Aperture f/5.6 Shutter 1/320 sec.    

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Slender Skyrockets




While editing my large database of images, I came upon a cool wildflower that I have never posted. While camping at Maroon Bells (Colorado) a few years ago, I came upon the Slender Skyrocket (Ipomopsis tenuituba), a very unique flower: Very cool plant! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon EF 100mm-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens […]

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Feed Me … Now!




While camping in one of the Maroon Bells (Colorado) campgrounds this summer, I was pleased to frequently see an adult Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) with a fledgling always nearby. Several times, I was able to catch the adult feeding the young warbler with insects and wildflower/grass seeds. Here are a few of my favorite images. […]

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White On White




Today’s post comes from my recent road trip. While photographing at Maroon Bells (Colorado), I ran across a patch of white wildflowers (I haven’t yet identified the species, but looks a lot like our Shasta daisies). While setting up my tripod to photograph the patch, a white butterfly (not sure of ID, but looks like […]

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Maroon Bells 2013




Today’s post features the famous Maroon Bells, twin peaks in the Colorado Rockies that are one of the most photographed landmarks in Colorado. The Maroon Bells overlook beautiful Maroon Lake and if you can catch them at sunrise, the Bells literally glow a reddish color as the sun peaks over the mountains and falls upon […]

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Maroon Creek … Not Your Usual Creek




While camping at Maroon Bells, I couldn’t wait to hike to Maroon Creek and photograph the beautiful scenery along the creek. Maroon Creek is not your typical creek. It is a shallow-running creek, actually more like a beautiful mountain stream, with many small waterfalls and colorful rocks and fallen trees. Maroon Creek originates at Maroon […]

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Hiking to Crater Lake, Revisited




Today’s post originally published about a year ago, as I concluded a trip to Maroon Bells in Colorado. As I re-post this, I have just completed another visit to this area and will have several posts from the Maroon Bells, including another wonderful hike with my good friend Adam Jack, to Crater Lake. Until I […]

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Fun Friday: “Squirrely Behavior”




Today’s Fun Friday post comes from our Maroon Bells (Colorado) campground. This little Colorado Chipmunk (Tamias quadrivittatus) seemed to be acting more like a squirrel than a chipmunk, climbing the small aspen trees around our campsite:       I thought it rather strange for this little critter to be climbing trees. But I soon […]

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Wildflowers of Crater Lake




As we left Crater Lake, walking down the trail, we came upon 3 wildflowers that we had not seen around Maroon Lake. The first one was one of my favorites, Blue Columbine, a beautiful but dainty-looking wildflower:       The next one we found was Indian Paintbrush, which grew in small clumps in one […]

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Here A Quack, There A Quack, Everywhere A Quack Quack!




Upon arriving at Crater Lake, we took a short break to eat some snacks and just enjoy our surroundings (check this out if you missed the Crater Lake landscape images!). While we were sitting there, we saw several ducks on the far side of Crater Lake. A short time later, we saw a hen with […]

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