My husband Danny and I decided to hike Quandary trail in Breckenridge. We were not prepared for all the downed trees due to beetle kill and high winds. Though there were many dead trees, I was overwhelmed by the signs of new life .
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How did that happen?
Like gentle giants they swayed above us.
Carving out existence on the surface of rock.
Moss finds a happy place to thrive!
The forest flourishes.
Tiny new pine trees sprout on the dead stump of another.
This is truly the circle of life.
The protagonist in my book is a photographer, so I thought I would walk a mile or two in her shoes!
All photos taken by Susie Lindau with a Nikon Coolpix 5205 camera