Alpenglow on Teocalli

Okay, okay it’s working now hooray! We have exceptionally high (holy) winds today and periods of heavy snowfall making the internet connection somewhat finicky.  I am so excited to share with you all my most recent winter photo-shoot. The winter season has been the most challenging for me to work with as the lighting is usually flat or incredibly bright but I’ve kept at it and I’m really, really pleased with this series of captures.


Teocalli Mountain (13,208) got its name in 1873 by famous Colorado photographer William Henry Jackson. He stated that ” ..the Aztec teocalli, or sacrificial mound, that were always built-in a pyramidal form, and which this mountain closely resembles…” is why he deemed this mountain Teocalli.  I have not made the trek up Teo yet but it is definitely on my bucket list.


White rock Mountain soaking up the sun on its evening descent. It is so peaceful in the backcountry, so quiet and still. Having been in the valley for nearly 10 years I am still in awe every single day. Many moments I still find myself saying ‘WOW’ followed by many ‘thank you’s’ to Great Spirit & Mama Earth.


The sky ebbed and flowed. Deep and dark to light and colorful.


Spirit in the sky


This is my absolute favorite winter capture. Teocalli dressed in a February evening alpenglow. Isn’t she lovely? Isn’t she wonderful?


The ever shifting horizon during winters magic hour.


So thrilled with the show I was blessed with on that blustery Tuesday. I was having an off day but the moment I started walking into the tundra my mood started to shift. By the time I reached the basin I was in a totally different space internally. The gentle works of Great Spirit.


“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” John Muir 



What do you think? Do mountains move you? 

Thank you all for joining me here ~ until next time ~ Love and deep Gratitude 

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