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.
Watercolor is a swim in the metaphysics of life... a mirror of one's own character. Let it be unpredictable and colorful. Baby it's cold outside... and I've got a nasty cold inside. It's been a rough week for me in the health department. I've been battling a really nasty virus that my doctor likened to... Continue Reading →
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.
Always remember, your bones will not break in a bobsled. No, no, no. They shatter. - Cool Runnings Go bobsledding down the world’s fastest bobsled track? Oh yes we did! Clocked in at 125 kph / 77 mph. Zoom Zoom. #whistlerslidingcenter
“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
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 →
"Gray day. Everything is gray. I watch. But nothing moves today." - Dr. Seuss Nope. Nothing moves today. Including me. Thank you, low back sprain. 😦
The light in winter is most varied; there are days when it's clear and bright, carving the earth into light and shadow like a razor. Yet, at times, the light can be soft and quiet as a whisper, with color of the most intense chromatic variations anyone could ever need. - Peter Fiore Ah... Continue Reading →
What a severe yet master artist old Winter is.... No longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and the chisel. ~John Burroughs, "The Snow-Walkers"
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.
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 →
She had never known that ice could take on so many shades of blue: sharp lines of indigo like the deepest sea, aquamarine shadows, even the glint of blue-green where the sun struck just so. - Malinda Lo, 'Huntress' FOCUS: Still Life Colorado has been in a deep freeze with temperatures well below freezing for... Continue Reading →
Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy. FOCUS: Life Unscripted For so many years my father was the 'historian' of the family, documenting our lives through photography and movies. He even had an impromptu dark room set... Continue Reading →
“Tonight the sun has died like an Emperor ... great scarlet arcs of silk ... saffron ... green ... crimson ... and the blaze of Venus to remind one of the absolute and the infinite ... and along the lower rim of beauty lay the hard harsh line of the hills ...” - John Coldstream,... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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...
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 →
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 →
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. In photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary. - David Bailey Focus: Still Life A few weeks ago I... 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 →
I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it. - William Shakespeare Focus: Landscape / Abstract I have probably spent more time at Red Rocks Park attending music concerts than I have actually enjoying the pure, natural beauty of the park. Before today, I had certainly never spent any time at... 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 →
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.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. - Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds Focus: Landscape Love the mood in this photo. That is exactly what it felt like to stand there in the setting winter sun. . . . . Bonus... Continue Reading →
Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. We need hours of aimless wandering or spates of time sitting on park benches, observing the mysterious world of ants and the canopy of... Continue Reading →
Round and round and round it goes. Where it stops, nobody knows. Focus: Technique (In-Camera Spin) Brrr. This was a cold day. I actually took this photo leaning out the window of the driver's seat of my car (yes, I was parked.) I achieved this look by setting my camera to a long shutter speed... Continue Reading →