February 22, 2013

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I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.  – William Shakespeare

 

Focus:  Landscape / Abstract

I have probably spent more time at Red Rocks Park attending music concerts than I have actually enjoying the pure, natural beauty of the park.  Before today, I had certainly never spent any time at the park during the winter.  What a shame!   In many ways the park is even more beautiful this time of year.  The cool tones of the winter weather are the perfect counterpoint to the rich red hues of the rocks.  I walked around the park today in virtual solitude, and I was struck by how different nature sounds in winter.  Gone are the chirping of birds, the rustle of leaves and the incessant buzz of cicadas.  The colorful sounds of summer are replaced by the more subtle murmurs of winter:  the rhythmic drip-drop of snow as it melts and the whisper of wind working its way through the underbrush.  It was all so peaceful and so inspiring to photograph.  Nature truly is food for the soul.

 

 

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