Here are my favorite nature/landscape pictures that Mike took on our trip to Colorado earlier this month:
The first several photos are from an ice storm that hit so early in the year that most of the trees still had green leaves, there were flowers in bloom and vegetables on the vine in the garden. For a day or two everything was covered in ice as if nature had forgotten that it was still mid-autumn and not yet winter. The beauty and frigid temperatures didn't last long however and the sun came out, the ice melted and autumn resumed.
I was surprised that the delicate structure of both the flower and the spiderwebs held up against the weight of all the ice.
In many places it was easy to see which direction the wind was blowing because the ice engulfed only one side of the plants.
A day later and 2 hours away Mike went camping with Alma (his best friend) and my dad.
They enjoyed the luxuries of staying in the Sherwood TeePee. They stayed warm and of course took advantage of the scenery.