It happened nearly overnight! Spring, that is. Early spring in the West Elks was windy, wet, and chilly leaving many of us to long for the warmth we basked in on our off-season vacations. Well, our wishes have been granted. Warm weather, wildflowers, lush green landscape, and long-lasting days have arrived at least for a few glorious months.
My husband, the dog, and I ventured out Monday evening to play in the light of the magic hour and find the beginning blooms of wildflower season. We took a one lane dirt road for miles stopping to frolic and photograph the breathtaking scenery. It was one of those nights artists write songs or poems about.
The air was warm to the bare skin, crisp and easy to breathe. The sun illuminated the land in its golden hue and made even more vibrant the fields of paintbrushes, mules ears, and larkspur. Rain fell lightly and pleasantly, a rainbow showed its colors, and the moon appeared in a deepening blue sky.
My husband has equal interest in photography so we alternate between subject and photographer quite a bit. It gives me a chance to brush up on my old modeling techniques and create in a contrasting way. As you can see Styx enjoys playing his part in all of this as well!
The sun set over Red Mountain and casted an array of colors throughout the southern clouds. We bounced down the road admiring the show and enticed to come back for more. For those in or near to the area this is the Almont Triangle/Jacks Cabin cut off-road. It is definitely worth a drive or hike through if you don’t have a 4X4 vehicle. The views and colors will not disappoint.
What is spring like where you live?
Hope you’re all having a wonderful week!
Thank you all for joining me here!
For more wildflower photos Wildflower Capital of Colorado
On Instagram? Lets Connect! @Divinei
Like dogs more? Styx has his own insta too. It won’t offend me if you follow him and not me. Go ahead! @Styx_is_stoked