Rock Art Holiday Card from Zazzle.com

Rock Art Holiday Card from Zazzle.com.

I had to share this. It’s a genuine petroglyph, carved into Navajo Sandstone in Dry Fork Canyon, Utah. We visited the site on a tour with the Museum of the West last year. There are dozens of these wonderful Barrier Canyon era figures in the area. They were done in the Archaic Period and are very old.

Find out more about them here:

http://www.thefurtrapper.com/Fremont_rock_art.htm

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Highway141 Post Cards from Zazzle.com

Highway141 Post Cards from Zazzle.com.

Somebody bought a copy of this postcard today. Highway 141 is an amazing drive. It starts not far from Grand Junction and travels through spectacular canyons to Gateway, and then beyond, to Nucla, Naturita, and points south.

The photo on the card was taken at Gateway. A pioneer ranch cabin sits beside the curving road with a magnificent butte, The Palisade, looming in the distance.

The Gateway Canyons Resort is located near this spot. The resort includes two fantastic restaurants as well as facilities for events, getaways, and all-season adventures. If you love automotive history, don’t miss one of the best auto museums anywhere. It is on the property.

Autumn Snow on the Grand Mesa Posters from Zazzle.com

Autumn Snow on the Grand Mesa Posters from Zazzle.com.

Yesterday, while taking a break from my writing, I uploaded some pictures I took this fall. This one was shot on a spectacular October day. Alden and I drove across what locals call “the Stinkin’ Desert” to Delta, where we ate breakfast in our favorite truck-stop style cafe. I like my poached eggs really hard. I know that’s weird, folks, but they got it just right. This was an auspicious beginning.

The sun was shining and it was quite warm in the valley, so we were afraid the recent mountain snow had all melted away. There was, as it turned out, no cause for fear. As you can see, the snow up near the Grand Mesa Visitor Center was absolutely gorgeous.

Now, of course, the autumn leaves you see on the aspens in the background are long gone. Down here in Grand Junction, the skies are leaden. It is perfect weather for processing and reflection. That’s the way the creative process, works, after all, at least for me. I take in new experiences like a glutton, swallowing them whole while they are available, and then, in times like this, after the fall colors and before the stunning silences of winter, I make them my own.

Snow on Dallas Divide Poster from Zazzle.com

Sold a copy of this beautiful winter poster on Zazzle today. The mountains are the rugged San Juans near Ridgway, Colorado. The scene is stunning at any time of the year. In the winter, it is still and magical.

Snow on Dallas Divide Poster from Zazzle.com.

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Winter Park, Colorado Post Card from Zazzle.com

These photographs were taken from the window of the California Zephyr on a trip from Grand Junction to Denver. The train is a great way to enjoy winter scenery in the Rockies. I sold a copy of this postcard on Zazzle today. If you would like to see more views from the train, they are in my shop. Some were taken in Colorado and others in California.

Winter Park, Colorado Post Card from Zazzle.com.

Autumn Lake Nature Photo Poster from Zazzle.com

 

 

 

Connected Lakes in Autumn

 

 

Autumn Lake Nature Photo Poster from Zazzle.com.

On Thursday, we stopped by Connected Lakes State Park on our way home from Highline Lake. The cottonwoods were just starting to turn. We may go down there later for a walk. This is the best time of year to be outdoors in our valley!