What are the Stories

Cottonwood on Fisher Natre Trailu

Cottonwood on Fisher Nature Trail

There are times I wish I could sit at the base of a tree and listen to the stories it has to tell. What changes has it seen in it’s life? How many bird songs has it heard in its life? Does it feel ignored when so many people walk by and really never looked at it? I touch it and feel it toughness. Solid and firm. I see it’s scars, the twisted and broken branches that its sustained through the years. How many eagles and hawks have perched themselves on it’s branches awaiting the unsuspecting field mouse. Yes, I would read a book of stories written by a tree.

“A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live.”  Hermann Hesse

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Patterns

Patterns of Man

Patterns of Man

“I thought I made a mistake once but it turned out it was a creative moment.”Scott Fleming

Not sure how many creative moments I’ve had in my photography but there has to be at least one.

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Shades of Purple

Columbine

Columbine

Spent an hour at the trial garden near Colorado State University campus on Saturday. Too early for most flowers but got my fix in. And, today is my sisters birthday, so Happy Birthday Sheree. Love you!

Pansy

Pansy

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Iris

Iris

Iris Up Close

Wonder can’t be packaged, and it can’t be worked up. It requires some sense of being there and some sense of engagement. Eugene Peterson

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After the Rain

Raindrops on the grass

Raindrops on the grass

It was nice to see blue skies and sunshine yesterday after almost 4 days of constant rain. Found this image on my way to coffee.

Shrooms

Mushrooms

And, when the ground is soaked we also find a few mushrooms popping up.

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Art it Everywhere

Mural in Loveland

Mural in Loveland depicting Lake Loveland and the Devils Backbone Ridge

Seeing, in the finest and broadest sense, means using your senses, your intellect, and your emotions. It means encountering your subject matter with your whole being. It means looking beyond the labels of things and discovering the remarkable world around you.Freeman Patterson

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Lost in the Music

Lost in the music

Lost in the music

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