Landscape : I believe experiencing and feeling the Earth's beauty has the power to help nourish and unify us, both on a personal and global level.
The early morning light near Devil's Overlook has created a unique reflection within one of the wall's crevices. The pillar of light is present for only a little while and then fades as the sun rises and the angle changes. It is a beautiful sight and deserving of its own name; The Dragon's Tongue. Only during a short time in the month of July does this phenomenon occur in the Black Canyon National Park a few miles east of Montrose, Colorado. It becomes visible just at sunrise and last for only a few minutes. I was blessed to see this phenomenon take place.
Hwy 95 south of Hanksville, UT is a stretch of highway that travels through Butler Canyon. It was snowing, icy, and the ambient light had lit the canyons for a spectacular backdrop. I saw two boulders that framed a tree covered with snow and ice. I pulled over and shot from my window and drove off. Another image that surprised me when I uploaded into my computer. Made me wish I had gotten out and spent some time there with camera and tripod. Ole man winter was doing his thing but the tree stood strong, refusing to relent! I was so happy I witnessed this moment.
Leaves, even after they have fallen from the tree are still beautiful. Their beautiful colors enhanced by light are displayed here with brilliant water droplets.