“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink,
taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
~Henry David Thoreau
Blessed are those who dream and aspire to be more each day.
Blessed are those who persevere.
This is a section of a large collection of peaks known as the “Towers of the Virgin.” This collection includes the West Temple, the Sundial, the Altar of Sacrifice, and Meridian Tower. Some claim they can see the shrouded figure of the Virgin Mary on the face of the central peak. This was a sunrise exploration.
The “Weeping Wall,” (below) is where groundwater, that has seeped 2,000 feet through sandstone from Echo Canyon, emerges to create a dripping wall. The “weeping” water was photographed in an alcove to allow a view of the lush vegetation behind the water.
“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
Most people who know me are aware that my small town of Lyons, CO, was devastated by the flood of September, 2013. However, the flood affected so many parts of our state. The featured photograph above is a now-historic photograph of the “Alluvial Falls” in Rocky Mountain National Park pre-2013 flood. The post-flood falls have now been completely redesigned and Roaring River basin relocated. The trails to the falls have been destroyed and are now replaced by boulder fields as viewed below. I did a rock scramble through the boulder fields recently to see the newly-created falls. There is no clear path and the scramble is a challenge. Yet, I was able to photograph (above) the post-2013 flood Alluvial Falls and show the completely new landscape created by the flood.
“The day of the sun is like the day of a king.
It is a promenade in the morning,
a sitting on the throne at noon,
a pageant in the evening.”