A friend came down from Denver last weekend to visit. We had planned a spring hike, but as luck would have it, it snowed like crazy Saturday afternoon and into the night. (Good thing we had a backup plan: drink wine.) Sunday morning, however, was a testament to why I love Colorado: blinding sun and severe blue skies, no matter what other weather phenomenon happened just hours before. My friend’s dog Ziggy looks like he’s smiling in this photo. I […]
This week WordPress challenged us to post a photo that demonstrates the concept of focus. I stalked this specimen in my back yard, braving the blazing sun, hot sand, and biting ants to venture ever closer and bring this lizard into focus. I hope you enjoy it. 😉 I think it’s a sagebrush lizard, but I’m not 100% sure. You should check out all of the great interpretations for this week’s challenge over here.
Ailsa’s invited us to participate in her new travel theme, Big. Juxtaposing this homestead with the Sangre de Cristo peaks in the background of this image helps to convey how massive these mountains are. Their range extends from the Colorado town of Poncha Springs into New Mexico near Santa Fe, and it includes several fourteeners (Colorado-speak for a mountain taller than 14,000 feet). Click on the image to see the homestead better. Thanks for the theme, Ailsa, and for the […]
I didn’t have to venture out and about for this weirdness…it came to me! We found this handsome snake in our kitchen this afternoon. (Note to self: Always investigate when the dogs seem interested in looking under the furniture. I think this guy spent the night in our house!) I scooped him into a bucket, put a lid on it, and dug out an old guidebook, Amphibians and Reptiles in Colorado. Sure enough, it’s a baby bullsnake. I set him […]
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is The World Through Your Eyes. That concept is essentially the premise of my blog, and most of you have a pretty good idea of what my world looks like. Well, this week it’s pretty smoky and my eyes are burning, thanks to more wildfires than I can count in New Mexico and Colorado. Worse than last year. When I framed this shot, I made sure to include the foliage in the front to give […]
So tonight I downloaded some images from my point-and-shoot camera, and here’s one I had forgotten about. We encountered this fine specimen while out on a hike on my birthday in October. I think he (she?) may be a wolf spider because of the distinctive eyes. I’m hoping my blogger friend Greg Joder over at My Earth will weigh in and tell us for sure.
We’re celebrating a white Christmas here in Colorado’s San Luis Valley. This is our neighborhood ziggurat in the distance, and you can see elk tracks in the foreground. Merry Christmas to all of my blogger friends around the world!
Every week Jake provides a theme for creative inspiration. Bloggers post their interpretations before the following Sunday, when Jake announces the next photo theme. Jake’s Sunday Post this week is Surroundings, and you can check out everyone’s interpretations of the challenge here. Although I absolutely love to visit new cities, I don’t like to live in urban areas. I’m one of those people who prefer to sit in the last row in the classroom, preferably against the wall. In an […]
Ailsa’s travel theme this week is Sunset (check out other bloggers’ photos here). I think this is my best sunset photo ever, and it also has special meaning for me. I took this photo from our front porch on the first day we moved in to our mountain home. After years of traveling to this beautiful place, we finally moved here so that we could enjoy it every day. This photo always makes me smile! 😉 If you love sunset […]
I’m back from a few days of traveling. My last post on July 13 was a photo of a Colorado rainbow and everyone seemed to enjoy it, so here’s another. After 16 hours of travel on Sunday, I turned onto the road home (only 12 more miles to go from this point after a day of planes, trains, and automobiles!) and was greeted by this lovely sight. A great welcome home! 😉
This week’s WordPress theme is today. No rules or guidance on what to post other than the photo must be taken today! Here’s what I saw while out walking the dog in my neighborhood. Learn more about this week’s WordPress theme and check out other bloggers’ interpretations here.
It seems as though Spring is the focus of many blog posts lately (I especially liked Finn’s Birds and bee(flie)s and TBM’s Saturday Stroll in London). I love seeing everyone’s images of the changing seasons. Here in the high desert of Colorado, the signs of spring are more subtle.
Yesterday I posted a photo of purple hyacinths, which used to be the first flower that emerged in my garden in Colorado Springs. Now I live in the high desert of Colorado’s San Luis Valley, and this is the first flower I see in the Spring.