“The Vastness of the Universe”

I have used the words of John Denver’s song “Welcome to My Morning” many times with my blog.  Again, I am moved to share the knowledge, wisdom and awe of this song:

“Welcome to my morning
Welcome to my day
I’m the one responsible
I made it just this way
To make myself some pictures
See what they might bring
I think I made it perfectly
I wouldn’t change a thing
Welcome to my happiness
You know it makes me smile
And it pleases me to have you here
For just a little while
While we open up the spaces
Try to break some chains
And if the truth is told
They will never come again…”

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“Mountain Goat Travels”

I observed only “one” mountain goat at the summit of Mt. Evans – 14,130 feet.  (By the way, this is not a drive for the “faint of heart.”  The drive is a challenge with no guard rails and an experience to navigate in the dark for sunrise.  However, the scenery is spectacular and worth the effort.)  

I watched the mountain goat as he/she ate.  Then it started to meander and jump on and up the rocks –  finally standing high above me in a very majestic pose.  This mountain goat was molting and shedding its heavy winter coat.

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“An Intimate Look at the Bristlecone Pine”

I did my journey to Mt. Evans in the hopes of photographing wildlife.  However, to me, my greatest enjoyment during the trip was discovering and photographing the magnificent Bristlecone Pine (160 acres).  These remarkable trees are the oldest single-living organisms on earth – capable of living thousands of years.  They appear to be “living history” with their distinctive and unique markings as their artistic display of survival.  Wow!



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“The Enchanted Forest”

This scene looks like a landscape ready for a movie script!  The tree on the left of the featured image with “outstretched arms” is obviously the lead actor.   The leaning tree below has the role of “wise woman of the forest” in my imaginary script.

…And, the “talking tree” gets my vote for best supporting actor.  Can you see the face in the image?  

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