Colorado Gold

This weekend: Guanella Pass for aspen spotting. It's a fall must-do if you live in Colorado (in my humble opinion). Pure Joy: Walking through this aspen forest I made a wrong step and twisted my ankle. Don't worry because I made a quick recovery with a Jason Bourne-style shoulder roll to the ground. It wasn't... Continue Reading →

Now this is what I call a snow storm!

Finally...a real snow storm. My unofficial snow measuring system of a rusty tape measure on the backyard patio table shows 13". And, no school closures. What? If you remember last week the schools closed before snow started to fly, we ended up with 6.5"...and school was closed. What gives JeffCo? I had 2 very disappointed... Continue Reading →

Winter photography at the lake

I skipped the gym Friday morning to walk around a nearby lake. Who says you shouldn't shoot into the sun? It's been in the high 50s this week in Denver. We just might get some much needed snow this weekend. Cross your fingers.

Timing is everything.

"Anyone who’s ever missed their shot by a fraction of second understands why timing is so crucial in photography. Today, the Colorado Department of Transportation closed the Mount Evans road, Highway 5, and will not reopen it until spring." That was the email I received on Thursday. I was scheduled to be on Mt. Goliath... Continue Reading →

Photography Assignment: 50mm

I have been busy reading books that will advance my photography. It is a passion that has followed me throughout my life, but admittedly, I have become lazy in my technique. So, advancing my technique is my goal. I would love to make money in photography somehow, particularly in macro. Can I make money taking... Continue Reading →

Waterfall Love.

With my nieces and nephew in town this week I thought it would be fun to take them up to Argo Gold Mine in Idaho Springs to pan for gold and a tour. To read about my bad review of the mine, and our fun trip to the cemetery, hop on over to my Travel... Continue Reading →

Now, you know.

One tiger was rescued from a facility in California where a man had not taken care of the animals he had taken in. When authorities raided his compound, they found over 30 adult Tigers dead and decomposing and more than 50 dead cubs in a chest freezer. Since the man did not sterilize or use... Continue Reading →

It’s looking like spring.

It's been fun watching my orange tulips sprout from the pot.  Tonight we had pork tenderloin in the crock pot with fingerling potatoes, fresh sliced button mushrooms and topped with cream of mushroom soup; and slow cooked for 10 hours. Can you say comfort food? You have to try it!

Stanley Lake Photography

Today was a glorious Colorado fall day! I took the girls and a friend to Stanley Lake for an afternoon of exploring. The lake water level is down so we were able to walk on the soft sandy shore. Stanley Lake is a small little nature haven in the middle of the big city. Stanley... Continue Reading →

Are You Checking Me Out?

Found this hanging out upside-down by my front door today. I think he was checking me out. Are Praying Mantis native to Colorado? My neighbor thought not; but after a bit of Google-research I figure this is most likely a Carolina Mantis. There are 6 species of Mantis in Colorado. Who knew? {not my neighbor...haha}... Continue Reading →

In the Moment | Photography

I've been "playing" with my DSLR camera again. I am re-learning f-stop, shutter speed, blah-blah-blah. Once I put away my SLR camera 10 years ago and went to a point-and-shoot digital I forgot it all! You'd think it would be like riding a bike. Tonight we are meeting with the last ice skate coach and... Continue Reading →

Breathe in Nature.

#30 of 1,000 Gifts: Sweet little bee letting me take close-up pictures of him. Loving my new Sony DSLR. Still learning to use all the features. Practice, practice, practice. Don't be afraid of getting close to bees. They won't hurt you if you are not a threat. Just breathe slowly. Move slowly.

In the Moment Photography | Monday

Hubby bought me a new Sony DSLR camera for my birthday this weekend. I've been playing with the settings all weekend, even taking pictures my birthday dinner...

In the Moment Photography | Spring Snow

Ah, spring is here. And Springtime in Colorado means snow. Not much. It melted by noon. But I rushed outside to take in a few pictures this morning before that happened. It was so quiet. A bird chirped in the background. Fresh snow blanketing spring blooms on the plum trees. We have 2 types of... Continue Reading →

eye candy

I haven't posted pictures in awhile. (Drum roll) From my lens: It's a good thing we don't have to live off what I grow because this is the only ripe tomato I have gotten this year!

summer rainshowers

It's been raining most of the week here in Denver. Unusual. We know to look out for the afternoon storms in July, but not all day long. Of course, I love it! It doesn't rain enough here. Reminds me of Missouri.

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