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.

FEB 14 : 45/365

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.

JAN 23 : 23/365

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 →

JAN 15 : 15/365

“...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 →

December 29, 2013

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.  

December 21, 2013

The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, ...like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory. - Gary Zukav   FOCUS:  Winter Solstice This morning when we awoke everything was quiet,... 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 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 19, 2013

Dear Winter -  I'm breaking up with you....   Focus:  Still Life Dear Winter, I'm breaking up with you.  You've overstayed your welcome, and it's time for you to leave.  Sure, we've had some good times.  Remember how much fun we had together skiing at Copper Mountain and Winter Park this year?  Or the time... 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 14, 2013

Black are my steps on silver sod; Thick blows my frosty breath abroad; And tree and house, and hill and lake, Are frosted like a wedding-cake.  - Robert Louis Stevenson Focus:  Landscape This photo says it all.  The high today was 16 degrees.  Brrrr.        

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