Colorado Springs Mural

On July 31, 2021, Colorado Springs celebrated its 150th birthday, or sesquicentennial. To complement the photos and history of my post from that day, I am sharing a mural that commemorates additional important locations and influential persons who helped shaped the city. Highlighted within the letter C is Pikes Peak, our local fourteener (which, regretfully, … Continue reading Colorado Springs Mural

Street Art

One of the noticeable features of downtown Colorado Springs is its public art. Similar to other American communities, suburban spread in the 1980s resulted in a lackluster city center. This dilemma was addressed in the early 1990s when the city council adopted an action plan, which led to the formation in 1997 of what became … Continue reading Street Art

Flight 2020

Butterflies fly. As does time. Of these truths I was reminded when I realized that three years have lapsed since I first experienced a winged local late summer tradition. Contrary to countless canceled conventions worldwide, the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs’ annual gathering of famous lepidoptera was able to take place in 2020. Some of … Continue reading Flight 2020

Butterfly Fever

     Late summer and early fall brought an invasion of the Rocky Mountain region by legions of gossamer-winged Painted Ladies. Denver weather radar detected large swarms of these lovely lepidopterans undulating across the screen in what amounted to a seventy mile band. While this is not an unusual phenomenon in eastern states, it was a … Continue reading Butterfly Fever