Autumn Lake Nature Photo Poster from




Connected Lakes in Autumn



Autumn Lake Nature Photo Poster from

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!



Autumn in the Country Print from

Country road in autumn

Autumn in the Country Print from

We’ve been out hiking in the countryside all week. The autumn weather has been absolutely spectacular.  We took a day off to rest. My husband has been building a model of a Santa Fe sand house while watching football. I attended a seminar on blogging and was inspired to post again.

Stock Photography

I’ve been taking digital photos and submitting them to microstock sites for several years now. I enjoy taking a break from my office to get outdoors and hike with my husband. The pictures help me relive great trips we’ve taken together, so my portfolios feature pictures of western Colorado.

There are also shots of southern California, since my mother still lives there, and Utah, since it is a spectacular springtime destination and is not far from Grand Junction.

Sometimes, people ask me for a compilation of my stock photos online. Here are the main sites where I have portfolios. Shutterstock requires a subscription, but the others do not. If you have special needs, email me and I can set up a lightbox for you. I also have thousands of additional shots, some at higher resolutions, stored on my drives. Let me know what you need, and I’ll take a look.

Here’s the list:
Stock Photography by Linda Armstrong
Bigstock (This was my first site. It contains some older shots the others do not include, as well as the new ones.)
Shutterstock (This is one of my largest portfolios.)
Veer (This is my newest portfolio. This beautiful site is just getting started. Take a look.)
Featurepics (smallest portfolio)


Rime in Spring

Black Cattle in Snow Icy fog at base of Colorado National Monument

Rime on leaves after a freezing fog


Today at lunch, Alden and I took a drive across the base of the Colorado National Monument on the old highway (340). We are between late winter storms and some of the snow that has been hanging around since before Christmas is starting to melt. Freezing fog clung to the banks of the Colorado River, creating a magical scene that transformed itself into a more ordinary one with the first rays of the sun.

Rime in Early Spring

Fog hovers,
silent as a veil
over the coy face
of a virgin,
skimming bare limbs
Glittering them
with fragile
diamonds of ice.
Then, all at once,
the sun.
the rice-like grains
shower down!

Copyright, Linda J.Armstrong
January 30, 2010