During the summer of 2020, wildfires throughout the west and California brought many smoke-filled days to the mountains of Colorado. So accustomed to azure, blue-sky days, the haze brought its own special uniqueness and beauty at sundown when skies turned all sorts of shades of peach, red-orange and lavender surrounding a brilliant, orb of yellow, orange, even red, that was the sun. Walking along West Ten Mile Creek in Copper Mountain toward Vail Pass, the many shapes of the distant mountains, hills and forest disappeared in pastel, muted shades while the sky and low sun, so affected by the wildfire atmosphere reflected like liquid gold in the stream tumbling down.
For sale. $8400. The Broadmoor Galleries, 1 Lake Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80906. 719-577-5744, www.broadmoorgalleries.com/darcie-peet/ www.darciepeet.com