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.
Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another. - John Muir Wind sculpted snow as viewed from the Symphony chair lift at Whistler Mountain.
Sometimes, flying feels too godlike to be attained by man. Sometimes, the world from above seems too beautiful, too wonderful, too distant for human eyes to see. - Charles Lindbergh
If snow melts down to water, does it still remember being snow? - Jennifer McMahon Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me. Regardless of the season, she goes about creating the most spectacular masterpieces from the simplest of ingredients. Take for example water. In the past 48 hours I've watched as she's turned this one... Continue Reading →
"It was one of those beautiful high plains days, where the sky just blinks blue at the earth and you have to remind yourself to take it in." - Craig Johnson I love you, Denver.
“One winter morning Peter woke up and looked out the window. Snow had fallen during the night. It covered everything as far as he could see.” ― Ezra Jack Keats, The Snowy Day
“...the endless repetition of an ordinary miracle.” ― Orhan Pamuk, Snow An icy cold front moved into Denver today, bringing with it the tiniest crystal snowflakes you can imagine. The flakes were so soft and light that the slightest puff of breath would send them scattering about. These aren't snowman-making snowflakes for sure. But they are the makings... Continue Reading →
It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. ~John Burroughs, "Winter Sunshine" FOCUS: Winter White, Blue, Black & Grey. These are the colors of a winter's day.
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 →
I'm dreaming of a White Christmas... FOCUS: Holiday A cold arctic front moved in last night bringing with it bitter cold temperatures and snow. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here...
Seasons are changing, and waves are crashing, all for us. - "Guardian Angel", The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus FOCUS: 30 Days of Thanks After a warm and sunny start to the week, we awoke to snow and cold this morning. How amazing it is to fall asleep with the world looking a certain way, only... Continue Reading →
Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. - John Muir FOCUS: Travel There is nothing like a weekend in the mountains to clear the mind and rejuvenate the soul... especially when that weekend... Continue Reading →
Autumn is the hush before winter. ~French Proverb FOCUS: Nature I am truly in love with the autumn we are having here in Colorado. The weather has been spectacular, and the colors beyond compare. This morning, we woke up to a beautiful dusting of snow. The bright, white blanket made the fall colors all... Continue Reading →
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 →
Long stormy spring-time, wet contentious April, winter chilling the lap of very May; but at length the season of summer does come. - Thomas Carlyle Focus: Macro It is May 1st. It is snowing. There is only one thing to say - May Day!!
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 →
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 →
Our favorite amusement during that winter was tobogganing... Down these steep slopes we used to coast. We would get on our toboggan, a boy would give us a shove, and off we went! .... What joy! What exhilarating madness! For one wild, glad moment we snapped the chain that binds us to earth, and joining... Continue Reading →
There is no bad cycling weather if you know how to dress for it. - Bob Korfhage Focus: Still Life (Black &White) Well the snow that started last night continued all through today, leaving the city covered in a heavy, wet blanket that was over a foot thick. Tonight I was attending a party downtown... Continue Reading →
I leaned out one last time and caught a snowflake on my tongue. They tasted so good, so pure and so divine, like nothing I had ever tasted from the sky. - Shannon A. Thompson Focus: Life Unscripted Although the calendar says it is spring, winter has shown that it is not yet ready... Continue Reading →
One day you stepped in snow, the next in mud, water soaked in your boots and froze them at night, ...it was weather that wouldn't let you settle. - E.L. Doctorow Focus: Still Life Snow. Sun. Snow. Sun. Snow. Sun. Ah yes, this is March weather at its finest.
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 →
The snow is sparkling like a million suns. - Lama Willa Miller Focus: Abstract Today is bright and beautiful. The sky is a deep blue cyan, the sun a bright white glory. Everything is covered in a soft blanket of snow. Ah yes, this is a classic winter day in Colorado. I decided to think... Continue Reading →
Live life like somebody left the gate open. Focus: Life Unscripted Another fabulous snow day! Today is the 'real deal' - it started snowing last night and it just keeps on coming. In my mind, if it's going to snow, it might as well do it BIG. As Howie so effectively demonstrated today: Snow days... Continue Reading →
...That awful moment when you don't see your school's name scrolling across the bottom of the news after a snow storm. Focus: Still Life So it didn't snow quite enough to cancel school, but this is still the most snow we've seen around Denver for some time. It is like a winter wonderland outside. ... Continue Reading →
The problem with winter sports is that, follow me closely here, they generally take place in winter. -Dave Barry Focus: Travel We decided to forgo skiing today so that we could hit the roads early and avoid the rush of skier traffic after the long holiday weekend. The weather wasn't all that enticing this... Continue Reading →
Do these skis make my ass look fast? - Bumper Sticker Focus: Travel Wow is it fun to watch Jeff on the slopes! Whether he is attacking the moguls, or carving beautiful S-curves in the snow, it is all like a finely choreographed dance between him and the mountain. I guess being born... Continue Reading →
When it comes to skiing there is a difference between what you think it's going to be like, What's it's really like, And what you tell your friends it was like. Focus: Travel Yep, it is true. Skiing in Colorado is not all glorious sunshine and powder days. Although we did have both over... Continue Reading →
When snow falls, nature listens. - Antoinette VanKleeff Focus: Still Life A winter storm is blowing in this afternoon. When I was out on a run earlier today, I watched the clouds slowly creep over the city, blocking out the sun and blanketing everything in a darkening cloak of anticipation. It felt as if nature... Continue Reading →
Winter came down to our home one night, quietly pirouetting in on silver-toed slippers of snow; and we, we were children again. - Bill Morgan, Jr. Focus: Still Life Hooray - it snowed last night! After a relatively dry winter, the fresh wintry blanket of white was a welcome sight. Inspired by the quote above,... Continue Reading →