Colorado Summer 2010

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Sleeping Columbine

This columbine was just getting ready to spread its wings. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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Columbine detail near Breakneck Pass

Columbine detail near Breakneck Pass, Fairplay, Colorado. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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Pikes Peak from Mosquito Pass

Pre-dawn light illuminates the layers leading to Pikes Peak. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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Early morning light at Oliver Twist Lake

Early morning light illuminates Mosquito Peak at Oliver Twist Lake. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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Indian Paintbrush detail

A brilliant example of red Indian Paintbrush. This specimen was found along Boreas Pass road near Breckenridge, Colorado. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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Mariposa Lily detail

The Mariposa Lilly is a interesting species that I have not noticed in Colorado in the past. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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Continental Falls

Continental Falls cascades from Lower Mohawk Lake in pre-dawn light. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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Columbine in abundance

A group of healthy Columbine at Mohawk Lake near Breckenridge, Colorado. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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A bunch of Columbine!

The Columbine were some of the best I have seen. This group was near Mohawk Lake near Breckenridge Colorado. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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The rainbow after the storm

We took cover as the storm approached and we got hailed on. I commented, "wouldn't be nice if we saw a rainbow after the storm," and it appeared! Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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Sapphire Falls

Sapphire Falls cascades from Sapphire Lake in McCullough Gulch, near Breckenridge, Colorado. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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Late light on Sapphire Falls

The last light after the clearing storm illuminates Sapphire Falls in McCullough Gulch near Breckenridge, Colorado. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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A field of flowers

A rainy day near Crested Butte, Colorado. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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A field of Columbine

The Columbine were abundant in American Basin. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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Low hanging clouds after the storm

Clouds moved up the valley in American Basin and hung below the peaks just before sunset. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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Last light on the peaks

A storm had just passed and the last rays of the sun touched the peaks at American Basin. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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Stormy morning in American Basin

Rain was falling as we were leaving American Basin after a great night camping. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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Stormy morning near Silverton, Colorado

A stormy morning at the ghost town of Animas Forks. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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Pink Paintbrush

Pink Paintbrush with a Granite backdrop along Black Bear Pass Road. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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lone Columbine

A lone Columbine protected by a field of Corn Silk. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush along Blackbear Pass Road just south of Ouray, Colorado. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.

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Wolf Creek Pass

Looking west towards Pagosa Springs along US 160 early morning. Photo © copyright by Tom Kennon.