When I think of Wilderness, this is the landscape that readily comes to mind. Colorful alpine meadows with streams and small lakes. Vast skies with white mountains that soar high above the short, but no less lovely, rocky summits below.
I hear running water, rustling breeze and spring birds; so excited to share their song, elated by the bright sunshine and clean day. The air is crisp and cool, but not cold. Sun beats down and warms my skin. My heart softens, thoughts lighten.
It is peace.
Welcome to the National Forests of Colorado.
I don't have the words to fully express how whole these landscapes make me. Language cannot convey the sense of home and comfort living in these lands creates. I hope my photos can shed a tiny beam of light on those magnificent feelings.