AUG 26 : 238/365

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.” -John Muir

JUN 24 : 175/365

O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! #Colorado  #home      

MAR 29 : 88/365

In the spring I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours. - Mark Twain So far this week: Sunny and 70's Rain Snow Sunny and 50's Sleet Thundersnow (it’s a thing…) Snow Sunny and 60's Rain Graupel (it’s a thing too…) Snow It must be spring!

MAR 27 : 86/365

Winter is not going down without a fight. Yesterday it was 'summer in light and winter in the shade'.  Today we woke up to winter everywhere... and despite my giddy anticipation of spring, I cannot help but be held breathless by its beauty.

December 5, 2013

Frosted windowpanes, candles gleaming inside, painted candy canes on the tree... - The Christmas Waltz FOCUS:  HolidayOld Man Winter has been making a bold statement the past few days.  The low last night was -15 degrees fahrenheit, and the high today only 10 degrees (that's -26 and -10 degrees to you metric minded followers).  Brrrrrrrrrrr.  When... Continue Reading →

June 18, 2013

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows, Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine. -William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream   FOCUS:  Nature You don't have to go far outside of Denver to reach the relative wild of the Rocky Mountain foothills. ... Continue Reading →

June 13, 2013

The redness had seeped from the day and night was arranging herself around us. Cooling things down, staining and dyeing the evening purple and blue black. - Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees FOCUS:  Sunset / Wildfire It has been unusually hot on the Colorado front range this past week.  Temperatures have hovered... Continue Reading →

June 3, 2013

…the joy of the prairie lies in its subtlety.  It is so easy—too easy—to be swept away by mountain and ocean vistas.  A prairie, on the other hand, requests the favor of your closer attention.  It does not divulge itself to mere passersby. - Suzanne Winckler   FOCUS:  Nature/Landscape When one thinks of Colorado it... Continue Reading →

May 2, 2013

May is a pious fraud of the almanac, A ghastly parody of real spring Shaped out of snow and breathed with eastern wind; - James Russell Lowell   Focus:  Still Life Spring has been delayed, folks.  Hopefully, not permanently.  Personally, I did not expect that my first two photos of May would look so wintry. ... Continue Reading →

April 29, 2013

The most beautiful springs are those that come after the most horrible winters! - Mehmet Murat Ildan   Focus:  Macro I realize my photos have been heavy on the flower shots lately, but I just can't get enough of them.  My eyes are so hungry for spring after this year's long, lingering winter.  Word has... Continue Reading →

April 23, 2013

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.  ~Hal Borland   Focus:  Still Life 75 inches of snow in Denver since January 1st.  20 inches of snow thus far in April alone.   You know, I'm really beginning to doubt that quote by Hal Borland...  

April 20, 2013

The sound of thunder, the smell of rain. The earth giving birth to another season.  Nature's labor pains...Beautiful.  ― Carol Morgan Focus:  Cloudscape The weather has been so unsettled lately - snow, rain, sun, clouds - as if Mother Nature just isn't quite sure what to do with herself.  

April 9, 2013

In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.  - Mark Twain Focus:  Still Life Talk about a turn around in the weather!  The sunny, 72 degree weather of yesterday seems like a distant memory as the snow falls and temps hover around 12... Continue Reading →

March 27, 2013

One day's exposure to mountains is better than cartloads of books. See how willingly Nature poses herself upon photographers' plates. No earthly chemicals are so sensitive as those of the human soul. - John Muir FOCUS:  Travel I spent about an hour today exploring the spectacular valley of Grand County, Colorado.  The dramatic landscape was... Continue Reading →

March 26, 2013

The snow is melting into music.  - John Muir   Focus:  Travel While skiing today I was struck by the sheer beauty of the snow covered slopes as they succumb day-by-day to the onslaught of spring.  The warm temperatures and spring winds have carved beautiful patterns in the snow, capturing the morning light like ripples... Continue Reading →

March 13, 2013

Bridges become frames for looking at the world around us.  - Bruce Jackson   FOCUS:  Landscape (Black & White) Today, I happened upon the Carson Nature Center, which backs up to open space along the South Platte River.  This area boasts sweeping views of the nearby Colorado mountains and sits exposed to the glorious wide... Continue Reading →

March 4, 2013

Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world.  - Sarah Addison Allen, The Sugar Queen Focus:  Landscape It's snowing again - big, fat, juicy flakes this time.   One minute the snow is swirling about, the next the performance is over.  It's like... Continue Reading →

January 4, 2013

Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys.  - Waylon Jennings Focus:  Street Art Howdy, Cowboy!  This is my nod to the National Western Stock Show that rides into town each January.  This handsome man, along with other equally enticing profiles, can be found painted under a bridge on Little Raven St. in... Continue Reading →

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