Random greensPosted: August 18, 2010 Filed under: Adventures in Life, family, hiking, NaBloPoMo, nature, Photography, Summer, travel, Vacation, water, weather | Tags: Green, Lake Irene, Rocky Mountain National Park 2 Comments
Most of yesterday was taken up with laundry and shopping. Those activities hardly seem photo worthy unless I’m at home and have nothing better to photograph.
So I thought I’d pick out a few random photos from the trip that fit the Green theme. The first two photos were taken by M on the Crater trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. I didn’t make it to the top of that hike due to not feeling well at the time. I had to turn back about half way. I gave the camera to M and asked him to take photos for me so I could see what there was to see. He came back with some lovely photos of the breathtaking (almost literally!) scenery way up there above 11,000 feet.
The rest of the photos are mine. The one above was taken at Lake Irene. Lake Irene is a small lake and the hike around it is an easy 1-mile loop at an altitude of 11,840 feet. It’s a nice little hike to start the day and get warmed up for more serious climbing and hiking. It had rained the night before and the air was crisp, cool, and freshened by the cold front that brought the rain. (I suspect the air is almost always pretty fresh and cool up there.) The ground was dotted with all sorts of colorful fungi (such as the one M took a photo of above). I took a lot of mushroom shots but want to wait until I get home to start posting some of them because I would like to have a good look at them first. It’s nice to have the laptop so I can post, but the colors look a little strange on the screen and it’s hard to tell a good shot from a bad shot at times.
That’s about it from me for now. I’m not sure what we’ll be doing today. I know it will involve hiking. And sweating. It’s going to be in the 90’s today (and the rest of the week, for that matter). The one thing I do know for sure is that I will be wearing my Vibrams at some point so I can take a photo of them on my feet for all you foot fetish people out there who requested one. 😉
green is always serene
i first thought that red thing was a wild strawberry, then realised it was a mushroom!
interesting to see some of the world through M’s eyes
I agree, Kel. I think I ought to give M the camera more often.
Those red and white mushrooms were amazing. Big and colorful.