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A Better Day by catch---22 A Better Day by catch---22
I feel part of the universe open up to meet me
My emotion so submerged, broken down to kneel in
Once listening, the voices they came
Had to somehow greet myself, read myself
Heard vibrations within my cells, in my cells
Singing, "Ah-la-ah-ah, ah-la-ah-ah"

My love is safe for the universe
See me now, I'm bursting
On one planet, so many turns
Different worlds
Singing, "Ah-la-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah, ah"

Fill my heart with discipline
Put there for the teaching
In my head see clouds of stairs
Help me as I'm reaching
The future's paved with better days

Not running from something
I'm running towards the day
Wide awake......

[link] eddie vedder - better days

Crystal Lake... this is one of those places. You climb south out of Ouray, Colorado when the night first begins to fade. Not too many miles and minutes later you hit a high valley. then comes the easy but strangely hard part. You have to stop...and pull over when you see the sign. it's a very modest sign not ostentatious in the slightest but very easy to see. it hints of nothing that you will find... and so many drive on. then you walk maybe 50-75 yards too see something that you would never know if you kept on driving. it's like glass most every morning I've been. Bring your ground cloth or rain gear. it's very damp in the morning... when the sun finally reaches red mountain 2 & 3, you will start wondering about those people driving by as well.

you will also find a stupid grin on your face.

37.959662,-107.662332 in google maps, you park where the green arrow shows up.
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Colorado - The Beautiful

As I have recently finished a mini trip through the beautiful State of Colorado, I currently have a higher awareness when it comes to recognizing wonderful mountain shots here at DA. So, whenever I see by pure coincidence a nice shot that has been added to a group to which I belong I am taking a closer look.

In comes catch---22!

Not only once, but twice this week alone, did I find a well executed shot by this artist! His work "A Better Day" is a great example of his ability to capture the beauty of the moment and Nature at large.

The composition, centering around the mountains in the background with their reflections in this lovely lake, follows the classic one third rule, the inclusion of the flowers in the foreground completing this well balanced shot.

Although the artist had to deal with rather unfavorable light conditions, sunny skies make for a harsh contrast, he nevertheless allows us to view the shaded areas with enough detail to enjoy their beauty.

Overall, his Colorado works make me feel very sorry for not having spent much more time in this part of the Country so I could have enjoyed the places he shows us first hand, and that is what it is all about!

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oupssss Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
:faint: W O N D E R F U L !!
catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
thank you dear Valerie :rose:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Wow, another prize shot!! Thanks for bringing this to our attention posting on your profile! I'd have been sad to miss this one!!! :heart::heart::heart:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
thank you :)

it's a fav of mine.
clippercarrillo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very satisfying; sweet and smooth. I love the shadows.
catch---22 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
thank you Rene!
EarthLoneShePanda18 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!!!!!!!! Great and goregous picture! :la: :)
catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
thank you so very much :)
EarthLoneShePanda18 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome! :)
catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
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