On a conference break, I walked by the ponds that attract a variety of water fowl. Above, a pelican swims near the shoreline. Below are a cormorant, mallards, and an unidentifiable by me bird that I think is a duck. If you can identify it, please let me know in the comments. And as DoryContinue reading “The ponds at Eckerd College”
On a beautiful Boulder day, I saw prairie dogs enjoying the spring-like January weather just as much as my friend and I were as we walked the path. We could hear them vocalizing loudly from every direction. Their high-pitched calls were a clear indication of their desire to communicate. I did a bit of researchContinue reading “Prairie Dogs”
I no longer wake to an alarm. What gets me out of bed in the morning? The exquisite but fleeting sunrise skies from my window at 8200 ft.
Sunlight through the trees Glowing on backlit branches Calm forest morning.
Thinking about 2017, I’ve read so many best of lists – books, movies, cupcakes. I decided to choose best photo memories of my year. Wishing everyone a 2018 full of good memories. January: full moon through the trees February: First run of the day skiing with the sun and moon in full view. March: LenticularContinue reading “Best of 2017”
Saturday sunrise Sky awash in delightful Tones of morning light.
Winter arrived in the Rocky Mountains this morning with a gentle blanket of snow. Today, Winter Solstice marks the shortest day, the welcoming of winter. A quote from John Steinbeck, “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?” Solstice acrostic Snow and darkness On this day weContinue reading “Winter Solstice Reflections”
December 2017 has been unusually dry and warm in Colorado. Instead of skiing, and snowshoeing, I’m still enjoying hikes on dry trails. The sound of the creek changes depending upon the time of year. Frozen surface gives way to the gentle movement from beneath creating a beautiful sound for peaceful contemplation. Also striking is theContinue reading “December Creekside Hike”
Cloud filled horizon Stretching, swirling, twisting clouds Painted morning sky Orange mixed with pink View changes by the minute Fire in the sky
Tonight, just before dark we had three visitors. Mule deer look different from the ones I grew up with in the suburbs of Chicago. It doesn’t matter where I see deer, I still hear this song in my head every time! https://youtu.be/1RW3nDRmu6k