Why do we keep taking photos of the same subject over and over, even though our archives likely contain the very plant or animal motif many times over? Is it because we always hope for a technically improved or aesthetically more pleasing image? Possibly. But I think more often than not it’s done simply to … Continue reading Aspenglow
Some days assume an ethereal quality during the living, and October 1 was just such a day. In search of fall colors, my husband and I traveled to Mueller State Park in neighboring Teller County, about 30 miles (48 Km) west of Colorado Springs. 9 o'clock in the morning found the thermometer flirting with a … Continue reading Moon of the Yellowing Leaves
When my husband and I espied a flock of big, white birds while approaching Colorado’s Windy Gap Reservoir near Granby ten or so years ago, we first mistook them for swans. Upon closer scrutiny and after consulting our nature guide, they turned out to be American White Pelicans. Pelicans in Colorado? Apparently so! During a … Continue reading Pelicans In Colorado?
Ever since my inadvertent discovery of Colorado’s Roxborough State Park more than five years ago, I have harbored the wish to introduce it to my husband. Its location near Denver, about 65 miles north of Colorado Springs, had been a slight deterrent because of the attendant drive and traffic, but we finally made the journey … Continue reading A Tranquil and Treasured Place
Cheyenne Mountain State Park opened its gates in 2006. Even though this coincided with our return to Colorado Springs, it originally did not engender curiosity enough to make us pay the $7 entrance fee, when the area offers a host of alternative outdoor playgrounds, all free of charge. That changed a few years back, when … Continue reading A Stroll in our State Park