Tail Lights Mark the Daily Commute Above Lyons, Colorado
       
     
Blue Hour in the San Luis Valley Beneath the Sangre de Cristos
       
     
Storm Clouds Boil in the Gulf of Mexico, Petit Bois Island
       
     
Driftwood Stump on Horn Island, Mississippi
       
     
Layers of Hills at Sunset Along Colorado's Front Range
       
     
A Couple on the Beach on One Magical Evening at Wailea, Maui
       
     
Sunset Along Wailea Beach, Maui
       
     
Red Roofed Farm in Kahakuloa, Maui
       
     
Sunrise Beyond the Trees at Lake Chicot State Park, Arkansas.
       
     
Sunset Over Farm Country South of Hygiene, Colorado
       
     
Lavender and Peach Sunset in the Rocky Mountains
       
     
Evening Surf at Wailea Beach, Maui
       
     
Tree Canopy and Vines in the Ozark Mountains
       
     
American White Pelican Portrait
       
     
Tail Lights Mark the Daily Commute Above Lyons, Colorado
       
     
Tail Lights Mark the Daily Commute Above Lyons, Colorado

Not all commutes are created equal. Lyons, Colorado.

All images Copyright Brent Daniel, 2017. All rights reserved.

Blue Hour in the San Luis Valley Beneath the Sangre de Cristos
       
     
Blue Hour in the San Luis Valley Beneath the Sangre de Cristos

The granite spine of the Sangre de Cristo Range rises to form the eastern wall of Colorado's San Luis Valley, an area sufficiently grand in scale that the entirety of the state of Connecticut and its 3.6 million inhabitants would fit comfortably within it. Much of the San Luis Valley, by comparison, has a population density of exactly zero. Great Sand Dunes National Park lies just to the south, quietly plucking sand grains from the wind as it rises against the shoulder of the Sangres.

Storm Clouds Boil in the Gulf of Mexico, Petit Bois Island
       
     
Storm Clouds Boil in the Gulf of Mexico, Petit Bois Island

A string of uninhabited, white-sand barrier islands lies just a dozen miles off the southern coast of Mississippi and Alabama. Autumn thunderstorms smolder, here, out over the open Gulf of Mexico during a multi-day sea kayaking trip.

Driftwood Stump on Horn Island, Mississippi
       
     
Driftwood Stump on Horn Island, Mississippi

An ancient stump mirrors a thunderhead building over the Mississippi coast.

Layers of Hills at Sunset Along Colorado's Front Range
       
     
Layers of Hills at Sunset Along Colorado's Front Range

Layer Cake. Smoke from distant fires in the Gore Range and Williams Fork Mountains settles into the foothills along Colorado’s Front Range.

A Couple on the Beach on One Magical Evening at Wailea, Maui
       
     
A Couple on the Beach on One Magical Evening at Wailea, Maui

Nuclear Physics, Gravitational Pulls, and Love. The same astronomical process has been going on every evening for more than four billion years. The sun rises. The sun sets. Still, some days it's worth making time to appreciate the things we take completely for granted. Wailea, Maui.

Sunset Along Wailea Beach, Maui
       
     
Sunset Along Wailea Beach, Maui

Wailea Beach, Maui.

Red Roofed Farm in Kahakuloa, Maui
       
     
Red Roofed Farm in Kahakuloa, Maui

And on the right side of the vehicle, ... Heaven. I don't know about you, but the little farm with the red roofs looks pretty close to paradise to me... Kahakuloa, Maui.

Sunrise Beyond the Trees at Lake Chicot State Park, Arkansas.
       
     
Sunrise Beyond the Trees at Lake Chicot State Park, Arkansas.

Sunrise. 86 degrees. 90% humidity. One doesn’t sleep easy in a tent in the Arkansas delta in mid-summer. Lake Chicot State Park, Arkansas.

Sunset Over Farm Country South of Hygiene, Colorado
       
     
Sunset Over Farm Country South of Hygiene, Colorado

Some of my favorite images invite you into them. Shall we go for a walk down a country lane on this summer's eve? The air is still and evening cool, thick with the scent of fresh cut hay. Bells on the dairy cows beckon in the distance.

Lavender and Peach Sunset in the Rocky Mountains
       
     
Lavender and Peach Sunset in the Rocky Mountains

A walk in the foothills of the Rockies on an early winter's evening. Near Lyons, Colorado.

Evening Surf at Wailea Beach, Maui
       
     
Evening Surf at Wailea Beach, Maui

Wailea, Maui.

Tree Canopy and Vines in the Ozark Mountains
       
     
Tree Canopy and Vines in the Ozark Mountains

Deep in the backcountry of the Ozark Mountains, near a wide bend in the Buffalo River.

American White Pelican Portrait
       
     
American White Pelican Portrait

Rudy is an American White Pelican that was brought into a wildlife rehabilitation facility in Colorado with a fractured ulna. Rudy weighed nearly 20 pounds and had a wingspan of 9+ feet. He spent months in rehab, letting his fracture heal and regaining muscle mass, before being released back into a squadron of pelicans on a beautiful lake along Colorado's Front Range.