Today’s challenge theme is Season and I chose this first image to send to Leanne for the challenge. To see all of the creative entries in the challenge, visit Leanne Cole Photography.
The second image, taken in the same location in Colorado, is also monochromatic in appearance. I processed both images for a light, high key look.
A parched thistle gracefully bows its blossoms at the end of an autumn afternoon on the Colorado prairie.
Before winter sets in, I want to share this image of the lovely Colorado autumn. This granary sits on mixed-use land owned by the local government, but leased out for farming. Hiking trails wind through the open space bounded by a rippling stream and meadows of prairie grasses.
Active farming and open space prairie coexist in this rural spot on the mile-high plains of Colorado. On this autumn day, the turning leaves match the golden colors of the grasses that blanket the pastures.
It is February and the waters of this Rocky Mountain creek near Boulder are melting slightly. You would think that spring was near. But sunshine and warmth return even in the coldest of Colorado winters and spring snowstorms sometimes continue until early May.
Jagged cliffs rising in front of windswept snowy peaks show off the exceptional beauty of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. This photo is my entry in today’s challenge hosted by Leanne Cole.
Musk Thistle (Carduus nutans) is native to parts of Africa, Europe and Asia, but in the U.S. it is legally considered a noxious weed. Imagine that! In Colorado, where I shot this photo, the state keeps it under control partly because it competes with native plants that sustain grazing cattle.