April 27, 2012

Rain & Water

This is week 4 of the Leap into Spring Photography Challenge and the theme is rain and water. Have you ever tried to photograph rain before? It's not easy. For this challenge I'm sharing pictures that I took when I lived in Colorado. This backpacking trip, to a place called Ice Lake, will forever be engraved in my mind.

The land was so full and lush because of all the water weaving it's way through it.

There were waterfalls around every bend.

It's hard to put into words how amazing this experience was. As breathtaking as I think my pictures are I still don't think it does this place justice.

 Water and mountains are two of my favorite things. 

Of course when your backpacking you can always plan on weather changes.

The storms always roll in fast. It's actually pretty scary to be the tallest thing around when there's a threat of lightning. 

The storms are necessary. 

In Colorado it was rare for them to last long. Which means you don't have to hunker down for long and can keep exploring.

I would love to know which photo is your favorite. Thanks for stopping by today and being a part of my little world!

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  1. Wow these are all just so amazing!!! I need to go to CO someday.

  2. Amazing landscapes, so beautiful!

  3. Your photos are breathtaking!

  4. Oh my goodness ... this photo collection truly is breathtaking! Its so beautiful, it looks like a fairytale land! ha ha Those last two photos really took my breath away. That lagoon or lake is amazing!

  5. I have lived in colorado for my whole life and never been there! I seriously want to go now! Your pictures are breathtaking!
    have a great rest of your day!

  6. These are breathtaking images. I would not mind being in any one of these spots.

  7. I stumbled onto your blog when a friend re-pinned your crockpot lasagna on pintrest. (it looks really delicious and I plan on trying it soon!) I absolutely love these pictures and can't wait to share them with my husband. We will put this place on our list to visit!

    1. That's awesome, thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you'll let me know how your lasagna turns out.

  8. This trip ranks at the top of my list of the most idyllic place we've been. Ice Lake Basin is truly spectacular both in beauty and scale (the boulders in the mid-ground of the first shot are larger than a single family home!). This place embodies Frost's sentiment that the road less traveled makes all the difference.

  9. We travel and hike the mountains in Southern Colorado every year. Love it! Your pics are gorgeous! Love them all!

  10. THOSE are absolutely beautiful!!! I can't believe that second to last one, WOW. That exists!?!!

    Where do you live again? I know these were in CO. but where are you now...?

  11. I love the leaves with water droplets!

  12. Love the first and last photos! Thanks for joining us in the Leap Into Spring Photo Challenge. I'm so sorry for showing up late. I'm still recovering from surgery and playing catch-up. I hope you'll understand. Have a great weekend!


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