Weekly Photo Challenge – Summer Lovin’

Vedauwoo Trail

Vedauwoo Trail

Living in an extraordinarily beautiful place, hiking is one of my favorite things to do in the summer. While it’s warmer near the plains, when one gets up a few extra thousand feet, it’s cooler and the skies exude an amazing shade of blue. This is “Summer Lovin'” to me! A hike at Vedauwoo Campground Area in Medicine Bow National Forest in southern Wyoming.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Relic

Virginia Dale Stage Station

Virginia Dale Stage Station

Celebrating it’s 152nd year, the Virginia Dale Stage Station served as a stop along the Overland Trail which went from Atchison, Kansas to Salt Lake City, Utah. Located about 45 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado the station is included in the National Register of Historic Places. I found out about it when I was invited to show my photography at an art show and sale inside the station on July 25-27th.

A percentage of the sales from the show will be used for restoration and preservation of the station. I’m joining ten other artists for the weekend, and our works will be shown in a gallery-like setting in the station. The Virginia Dale Community Club will also be hosting a wine-tasting and a Chili contest that weekend.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Contrasts

Vedauwoo Explosion

Vedauwoo Explosion

Here’s my offering: a shot in Vedauwoo Campground. A National Forest area in southern Wyoming, Vedauwoo hosts huge pink granite outcroppings surrounded by a literal plethora of wildflowers. I loved the contrast between this gathering of vibrant wildflowers (I’m thinking they’re a kind of lupine?) and the towering granite (somewhere around 500 feet tall, I would guess). This area is a spectacular place for a hike!

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Between

Devil's Backbone

Devil’s Backbone

My sister Becky is visiting this week, and this past Friday, we went for a hike in one of my favorite local open spaces. Devil’s Backbone hosts a beautiful rock formation that looks very much like the remains of a large spine protruding from the ridge. Here’s my interpretation of “Between.” I call it “Sky Between the Rocks.”

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