3 Peaks Photography & Design


Same Tree, Different Day

I photographed a tree behind my home every day between January 12, 2015 and January 11, 2016. What started out as an exercise in creativity turned into an inspiring experience full of lessons about mindfulness, goal setting and mental health management. The biggest message I received was that I was provided everything I needed to create a unique photograph each day. All I had to do was show up and be patient.

I believe that it's important to share the things that I have learned because so many people can benefit from these lessons. I have presented this project to a variety of organizations (see list below) and had the honor of speaking at the 2019 Canadian Mental Health Assocaiton Conference in Toronto. Here's what some of the CMHA attendees had to say ...

"Great Presenter!! Loved the presentation!! Thank you!!"

"Mike, the presenter, was a strong speaker and very relatable with a good sense of humour. Photos were stunning!"

"Super inspiring! The photos were absolutely beautiful and such a lovely story behind everything. Mike is a great presenter, very engaging and added a perfect amount of humour. Wonderful presentation!  Also provided us with great tips on mindfulness and the importance of goal setting."

Contact me to make arrangements to have me speak for your company or organization.

Mike Pach - 3 Peaks Photography

Read the full story behind Same Tree, Different Day in On Landscape Magazine

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Mike Pach giving his Same Tree, Different Day lecture at Denver Open Media



STDD Promo


STDD Short Documentary


Pecha Kucha is a timed presentation method in which the speaker is allowed to have 20 slides and 20 seconds to talk about each slide. I was part of the first Pecha Kucha event held at the Manitou Arts Center in October of 2018

List of Clients/Speaking Engagements

Photo Club at Mile Hi (Virtual), Lone Tree, CO, April 20, 2020

Women Partnering Enrichment Program, Colorado Springs, CO, January 9, 2020

Pikes Peak Arts Council (ArtPOP), Colorado Springs, CO, October 22, 2019

Canadian Mental Health Association Conference, Toronto, ON, September 24, 2019

Bear Creek Nature Center, Colorado Springs, CO, September 17, 2019

Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, Colorado Springs, CO, September 10, 2019

Creating Art Can Tell Untold Stories (CACTUS), Colorado Springs, CO, September 3, 2019

1 Million Cups, Colorado Springs, CO, May 22, 2019

Manitou Art Center (Pecha Kucha), Manitou Springs, CO, October 13, 2018

Blissfest, Denver, CO, August 18, 2018

Colorado Springs Conservatory, Colorado Springs, CO, October 6, 2017

PILLAR Institute, Colorado Springs, CO, July 13, 2017

Front Range Urban Forestry Council, Louisville, CO, March 16, 2017

Bear Creek Nature Center, Colorado Springs, CO, March 1, 2017

Lone Tree Photography Club, Lone Tree, CO, Febraury 20, 2017

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Colorado Springs, CO, February 7, 2017

Denver Library District, Denver, CO, February 1, 2017

Front Range Newcomers, Colorado Springs, CO, November 21, 2016

Council or Neighbors and Organizations, Colorado Springs, CO, October 7, 2016

Colorado Springs Art Guild, Colorado Springs, CO, September 27, 2016

Pikes Peak Neighbors, Colorado Springs, CO, September 14, 2016

Blissfest, Denver, CO, August 12, 2016

Southern Colorado Photography Society, Pueblo, CO, April 28, 2016

Pikes Peak Library District (Arbor Day Celebration), Colorado Springs, CO, April 15, 2016


View the photos from this project by clicking on the thumbnails below














The Same Tree, Different Day Goal-Setting Calendar

Use this calendar to keep track of your daily goals. When you reach your goal, simply place an X in the box that corresponds to that date. Hang the calendar in a highly visible location. You will be motivated to continue working towards your goal(s) once you see the progress you are making.

Printed on heavy card stock and laminated
Reusable for many years
Wet-erase marker included
Magnets on back
Size = 11"x17"

Price = $15 + shipping


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