Day 148: Something Beautiful—The Alluvial Fan

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of a year.

Still trying to beat the bug. Photos from dear friend, Sue King, were fond reminders of a trip to visit them in Estes Park, Colorado and some beautiful scenery that inspired a favorite watercolor at the Alluvial Fan. Wishing I were there.

CU alluvial painting

Alluvial Fan-Rockies004


About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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4 Responses to Day 148: Something Beautiful—The Alluvial Fan

  1. George Hardwick says:

    Your friend is very talented. Aparently the fan was created over one hell of an afternoon where a dam burst and completely flooded one of the massive valleys in Rocky Mountain National Park. Its pretty crazy to look at how peaceful the fan is now compared to how it was made. Nice Post!

    • vbassoc says:

      Actually, the painting is mine. Thanks for the kind words. I went there when visiting a college roommate. The scene was very tranquil and I was mesmerized not only by the beauty that day, but especially in light of remembering the incredible flood that swept it in the 70s when campers were killed there. My parents and sibling missed the storm by a day. The power of nature is a double-edged sword. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts, George.

  2. Bea Neal says:

    I love it w:)hen you go to visit places and do your paintings. I remember when you did this. And, yes you ARE talented as George said. :)Bea

  3. Mary Buhrmann says:


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