September morn We danced until the night Became a brand new day Two lovers playing scenes From some romantic play September morning Still can make me feel that way... - Neil Diamond FOCUS: Sunrise Thirty days hath September... With mornings like this, I wonder why September can't have just a few more days. ... Continue Reading →
Above me, wind does its best to blow leaves off the aspen tree... No use wind. All you succeed in doing is making music... - Bill Holm FOCUS: Nature The Colorado gold rush is on. The Aspen trees, bursting with color, are singing their autumnal song. ... Continue Reading →
All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks. - Gilbert K. Chesterton FOCUS: Architecture A few scenes from downtown Denver just after sunset tonight...
I was drinking in the surroundings: air so crisp you could snap it with your fingers and greens in every lush shade imaginable offset by autumnal flashes of red and yellow.” - Wendy Delsol FOCUS: Nature Oh, autumn is truly in the air today... the temperatures are crisp, the sky is overcast, and a... Continue Reading →
All motion is relative. Perhaps it is you who have moved away-by standing still. - Robert E. Lee FOCUS: Photo Technique (Motion Blur) Being one who tends to favor tack-sharp images, I tend to forget how much energy a little motion blur can lend to an image. By focusing on that technique today, I... Continue Reading →
The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight... Breadmaking is one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world's sweetest smells... there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga... Continue Reading →
I like dogs Big dogs Little dogs Fat dogs Doggy dogs Old dogs Puppy dogs I like dogs A dog that is barking over the hill A dog that is dreaming very still A dog that is running wherever he will I like dogs. ― Margaret Wise Brown FOCUS: Animals Allow me to introduce... Continue Reading →
Give a man a beer, he'll drink for the day. Teach a man to brew, he'll be drunk the rest of his life. - Anonymous FOCUS: Still Life Earlier this year we spent a couple weeks rafting in the Grand Canyon (you can read about our adventure here.) The organized trip was split... Continue Reading →
Love one another and you will be happy. It's a simple and as difficult as that. - Michael Leunig FOCUS: Still Life Yesterday we attended the wedding of our neighbors and dear friends. The ceremony and reception were one of the most intimate and welcoming events we have ever had the pleasure to attend. ... Continue Reading →
Trains tap into some deep American collective memory. - Dana Frank FOCUS: Black & White What is it about trains that strike such a cord of nostalgia? For as long as I can remember I have heard the train whistle blow as it passes through town several times a day, but most notably late... Continue Reading →
Homecoming means football, floats and fun... FOCUS: Life Unscripted (Digital Art) Homecoming Week at my son's high school is full of fun activities. There is a bonfire, pep rally, parade, football game and dance. The parade is one of my favorite events to watch. Each year, the marching band leads the students on a... Continue Reading →
"By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer." - Helen Hunt Jackson FOCUS: Nature Today brought the first real hint that autumn is just around the corner. The weather was cool, and the setting sun cast a warm glow over everything. Tonight the... Continue Reading →
God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest. - J.G. Holland FOCUS: Wildlife This morning, as I was returning home from taking my son to school, I happened upon a scene that would make any birdwatcher envious - a hawk feasting on his freshly caught breakfast. While... Continue Reading →
I can see clearly now the rain has gone... - Johnny Nash FOCUS: Nature The weather today was beautiful, and the sky was so impossibly clear and blue that it almost seemed surreal. Perhaps that is what days and days of grey skies and rain will do to one's outlook on the weather. When... Continue Reading →
...A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. - Samwise Gamgee FOCUS: Life Unscripted After days and days of rain and disastrous flooding, the sun was a most welcome sight this morning.
Rain, rain, go away... FOCUS: Life Unscripted And so it continues... a year's worth of rain in less than a week. Incredible.
Something wicked this way comes... - Ray Bradbury FOCUS: Life Unscripted And the rain, storms and flooding continue...
The water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains everywhere under the heavens were covered. - Genesis FOCUS: Life Unscripted "A Flood of Biblical Proportions" "A Bona Fide 100-Year Storm" "Canyon Washed Down to Bedrock" "Roads Crumble; Town A Mess" These are just some of the headlines used... Continue Reading →
If everybody had an ocean Across the U.S.A. Then everybody'd be surfing Like Californ-I-A - Beach Boys FOCUS: Travel On a walk this afternoon, I came across a pair of boys hiking down the coastal cliffs to do a little after-school surfing. What a classic California scene...
“My day is done, and I am like a boat drawn on the beach, listening to the dance-music of the tide in the evening.” - Rabindranath Tagore FOCUS: Travel At the beach at the end of the day in Southern California... lovely.
The setting sun burned the sky pink and orange in the same bright hues as surfers' bathing suits... Sunsets did that here. - Michael Connelly FOCUS: Nature Tonight the sun set over the Pacific Ocean in classic Southern California style...
Fifty shades of grey... FOCUS: Landscape I'm spending a few days visiting my mom on the coast of Southern California. Although the point of the trip isn't vacation per se, it is still wonderful to have the ocean just a short walk away. Whether it is sunny and warm, or misty and cool, the... Continue Reading →
I pick the prettiest part of the sky and I melt into the wing and then into the air, till I'm just soul on a sunbeam. ~Richard Bach FOCUS: Travel I'm on my way to visit my mom in Southern California for a few days. Whenever I fly, I choose a window seat if... Continue Reading →
The beet is the ancient ancestor of the autumn moon, bearded, buried, all but fossilized... - Tom Robbins FOCUS: Food Today was one of those days when I had not a single creative idea for what to photograph. Then, I started dinner preparations and I was saved by the lowly beet and the humble... Continue Reading →
Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? - ESPN FOCUS: Sports (Digital Art) Football season. One of life's simplest (albeit heart-stopping) pleasures. GO BRONCOS!!! (Photo Credit: The original photos for this art piece came from the Denver Post. I photographed the front page of today's sports section and then applied various artistic filters in Photoshop....)... Continue Reading →
Every run is a work of art, a drawing on each day's canvas. Some runs are shouts and some runs are whispers. Some runs are eulogies and others celebrations. When you're angry, a run can be a sharp slap in the face. When happy, a run is your song. And when your running progresses enough... Continue Reading →
The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many. - Oliver Wendell Holmes FOCUS: Nature The first signs of fall always seem to show up... Continue Reading →
Spare rib anyone? - Adam FOCUS: Food Ribs on the barbeque. One of life's simplest (and tastiest) pleasures...
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. - Robert Louis Stevenson FOCUS: Life Unscripted Spending a little time in the wilderness. One... Continue Reading →