The ponds at Eckerd College

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”

Prairie Dogs

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”

Best of 2017

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”

Winter Solstice Reflections

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 Creekside Hike

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”