CSU Oval

CSU Oval

We awoke to light snow yesterday morning then watched it increase to a beautiful winter snowfall. I left home early to find a spot near a window at Mugs coffeehouse to watch it snow. Glad I did. When I left an hour and a half later I walked across the street to the oval on campus for this image. Very few people were out due to the weather and it was Martin Luther King Day so there were almost no tracks in the snow. It stayed cold all day even though the sun came out in the afternoon. It was 2 degrees at 6:30 this morning. Brrrr!

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Silly Goose

Flying in Formation

Flying in Formation

Seeing and hearing Canada Geese flying in formation is a usual fall scene out here in Colorado. Most of us in Colorado consider the Canada Goose to be a pest. They seem to thrive in populated areas. I have two ponds in my condominiums so we have a great place for them. In fall they begin to appear making a natural alarm clock around 5;00 am. By the time December comes around we are seeing many formations like the one above but they can be hundreds of them. Hoping you have a great week!

We are expecting slight snow this morning and cold temperatures. And, the geese will love the weather as they sleep on the frozen ice. Silly Goose!

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Filled With Gratitude

A Look and Feel of Winter

A Look and Feel of Winter

Not many photographs lately as the inspiration to frame and press the shutter button has not been there. I still see the scenes and look for them. This was taken back in early November near one of my coffee shops.

I’m now sitting in a coffee shop after a busy Saturday. It’s been a day to connect with both family and friends so not much solo time, a different experience for me. But, there is a contentment within me. This past week has been a time to reflect on my life. There have been no extraordinary moments or life changing events to talk about, just life as it happens.  It has been a good year so I am filled with gratitude for the life I have. May this coming year bring joy, peace, good health into your life. Thanks for being a part of this blogging life.

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Dang It Was Cold

Cottonwood Tree Along East Horsetooth Road

Cottonwood Tree Along East Horsetooth Road

I got up early yesterday. Well, actually I awoke around 3:30 am and just was not able to get back to sleep. So, I got up around 5:00 and found myself driving out east along Horsetooth Road. I find some frustration when I go out to this area because of all the development. I do not have the open views of the past years. I have to keep going east to find those open spaces. This tree is and exception so here is another image of it.

Anyway it was cold and mainly due to the 80% humidity. But, not as cold as those in North Carolina. Have a great Tuesday!

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Happy Monday

Morning Light at my Table

Morning Light at my Table

There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men. Black Elk

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The Long Winter Shadows

On Campus Shadows

On Campus Shadows

This is a scene I am given each day I leave class and make my way to the bus. I finally stopped and brought a moment home with me. Have a great weekend! 

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Stay Warm

Cold. That pretty much describes the weather for the past week. We had a couple inches of snow on December 30 and with the cold it’s still on the ground.

Since I’m not a party person I was under the covers with a book by 9:00 pm on New Years Eve. However, I was up early on New Years day, put on a crockpot of chicken tortilla soup then met  a longtime friend for coffee. Later in the afternoon, even though it was still cold, I ventured out for a walk with my camera.  I might as well start my new year with camera in my hand. And, it’s the same camera as the past 3 years. Hope everyone enjoyed their holidays. And, stay warm!

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