As you probably know by now, I spend a lot of time in the forests of Colorado, and I can't help noticing the minute and constant changes that occur. There is a continual cycle of life and death in the natural world. Streams cascade and then dry out. Flowers bloom and fall. Even so, the wilderness is ever-present, like an old friend.
The first golden aspen leaves already litter isolated parts of the forest floor, but summer hasn't yet ended. Even something as big as fall is a gradual process.
We are subject to change, just like the natural world. Sometimes it takes a series of life experiences to make a physical change, so the process can appear more abrupt than it actually is. I've had a very eventful summer. From my first 50 mile race through the mountains to new opportunities in my work, I've embraced both physical and mental challenges and have learned a great deal from them.
On the subject of change, I'd like to announce several new services at From The High Country! This summer, I've relented to requests to offer family portrait and wedding photography services, and I intend to offer both services in the future. I've also been involved in a forthcoming movie production as a location scout, which has also been a fun experience. You can read more about these services here:
I hope you'll join me as I continue this long and winding journey. Speaking of journeys, let's end with a look at Ursus americanus as he or she wanders across the landscape: