The challenge this week is to get lost in the details of an area, not just capture the broad, long view. Here I am, lost in the delicate details of the frozen Poudre River. The picture wasn’t very intriguing until I inverted the colors, then it came alive.
Here is the full shot of the area. I love this bridge. Bridges intrigue us…they lift us up from where we are, suspend us over the world for a while so we can see the broad perspective, then deposit us in a different place, for a new adventure. This bridge is so sturdy and strong as it straddles the rushing river, and yet it is graceful and beautiful with its lovely natural materials of wood and stone. It fits perfectly into its Rocky Mountain surroundings. This is the beginning of Greyrock Trail, one of the most widely used trails in the United States, located in Roosevelt National Forest, just north of Fort Collins, Colorado.
ooo, I love illumination, I may have to do a few illumination challenge posts this week! This was taken from my parent’s driveway in Fort Collins last summer during the High Park Fire, the second largest fire in Colorado history. It was started by a lightening strike and devoured 136 square miles (the size of Atlanta). The expected final cost is 39.2 million.
Look who’s here: Mountain-Shaper! Wind-Maker!
He laid out the whole plot before Adam.
He brings everything out of nothing,
like dawn out of darkness.
He strides across the alpine ridges.
His name is God, God-of-the-Angel-Armies.
…Amos 4:13 (MSG)
The Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins, Colorado is so charming! It’s a funky, childlike, pixie-ish place, where you wouldn’t be surprised if a leprechaun popped out to say hello. It’s full of delightful surprises! They grow flowers and vegetables (for the Larimer County Food Bank), they have sculptures and various artwork, ponds, and wonderful outdoor areas for birthday parties and potlucks. I tweaked my photographs to match the ambiance, to try to capture the feel of the place. I’ve got enough pictures for a couple of posts and have enjoyed myself immensely. (Second post can be found here.)