All morning I spent time photographing scenery
in Fremont County, Colorado. It's a very diverse area with rocky, pinion-covered hills,
grand views of the northern Sangre de Cristo Mountain range (from the towns of Howard and Coaldale)
and very desert-like terrain in Canon City and Florence. In the adjacent photo,
I snapped a shot of a prickly pear in the town of Wellsville.
Also, right off Highway 50 in Wellsville,
I zoomed-in on a flowering "walking stick" cactus. This is a
variation of the cholla cactus that grows naturally in this region.
A field of walking stick cacti at the Pinnacle Rock rafting area,
a point along the Arkansas River
(east of Texas Creek, CO) that is popular for river rafters
to enter and exit the river.
-Photos submitted by Steve Garufi.
His Twitter page: @SteveGarufi.