Little Red Rocks - There's a party every year in Lyons, Colorado, right around Labor Day, and the rule is if you hear about it, you're invited. Between 200-300 locals and their friends attend and the owner stages a concert in his backyard, but his yard is more a mountainside, and the stage is built into a rock outcropping--they call it Little Red Rocks, named after the famous outdoor amphitheater, Red Rocks, near Denver, Colorado, and it's similarly spectacular.
The partygoers dot the landscape with the stage situated below, and the show is a huge affair with lighting rigs, sound gear and two stages, one for a singer-songwriter or other type of soloist while the bands are changing.
There're bluegrass bands, rock/alternative, bluesy folk, electric jam bands, a great mix of music. Pro quality all the way.
Well, Leo is 100 years old this year--he comes every year, but can't get down the hill so well--so the owner built a platform and a seat for him at the top of the hill so he'd be able to attend and have a place to sit just for him. And on my way in, that's when I met Leo and heard his story.
It was near dusk and I asked to take his photos. The Leica lives on my shoulder, and he obliged. A simple portrait outdoors in waning evening light. A portrait of love, of people taking care of each other--that's what it's really a photograph of, love.