I have been living in Northern Colorado for almost a year now. I was expecting it to be very rural, cut off from the rest of the world, dusty and lonely. That's what I remember from driving across Oklahoma and Texas and I just figured it would be like my memory of those places. Disclaimer: nothing against Oklahoma and Texas. I was in the musical Oklahoma in college. But, um, yeah, that's not a story I shall relive for you here.
It's not all pretty, but if you know where to look...and when and how... I'm always looking for good clouds in the evening when the sun dips over the mountains and turns the sky brilliant colors. It's a bit of a crutch as far as photography goes but for the time being it's an aesthetic that works well for me especially given my surroundings.