Labor Day Postcard from Grand County

Labor Day 2012 in Grand County, Colorado

It is not uncommon to find a sun bleached bovine hip bone in this open grazing range.

An aspen grove surrounds a red cabin. The lodgepole pine forest beyond shows the effects of a decade of mountain beetle infestation.

Dried needles and cones cling to a trunk overwhelmed by pine beetles

A lodgepole log cabin and barn once protected a homesteading family who settled this Western valley.