Monthly Archives: January 2018

Calling My Attention

An Empty Bench

An Empty Bench

I took this image last Sunday morning during our little snow storm. We received about 4-5 inches and still have some on the ground as temperatures have been staying cold. Directly behind and across the street is a student housing building where Mugs coffeehouse is located.  After my morning mocha I walked over to campus to enjoy the falling snow, to get in a bit of exercise and possibly find an image. I have several images of this bench, finding it’s solitude calling my attention. I cannot remember ever seeing anyone sitting on this bench. However, today it’s pretty obvious why it’s empty.

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Wall of Shadows

Shadows on Campus

Shadows on Campus

Colorado has cold and snow but it is also known for it’s sunny days, about 300 days of the year, and a great reason to live here. The past three days have been filled with clear blue skies and plenty of sunshine, along with cold temperatures. Winter is also the time of year for long shadows which allows for images such as this one. It was taken on campus near Morgan Library on Monday.

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Just Before the Crash

End of a long day

End of a long day

Children are awesome! We can learn much  from them if we take the time to observe and remain teachable. But, that’s for some other post. Anyway, I came across this image while looking for another image. This little gal and her mother were enjoying some together time at a local coffeehouse. Not sure but it seems to me like her very full day is about to hit a wall, sugar and all. Her mom allowed me to take this image just before the crash. Hope you have a great day.

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Just guessing, but …

Solitary Bench

Solitary Bench

Yesterday morning we awoke to clear blue skies and sunshine. Loved it! I took the bus to the transit center then came across this scene while walking across campus. Since it had two of my favorite subjects, a bench and shadows, a photograph needed to be taken. One thing in this image that speaks to me is the solitude because it is a part of my life. Interesting how there are tracks around the pond but nowhere near the bench. Just guessing, but I’m thinking it’s due to the 23 degrees. 🙂

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Pelikan M200 in Marbled Brown

Pelikan M200 in Marbled Brown

With a gift card given to me for Christmas I purchased another fountain pen, a Brown Marbled Pelikan M200 with a fine nib. They are a well respected fountain pen company, founded in Germany in 1832. I have always been attracted to their style and shape but never purchased one since their pricing starts in the low $100 range which is beyond my limits. So far I’m quite pleased and expecting to have my first novel finished by the end of the week. 🙂 I’ll keep you posted.

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A Little Snow and Cold

Morning mocha with my journal and fountain pen.

Morning mocha with my journal and fountain pen.

“If I want to convince someone, I listen attentively first. Even if I am right, he won’t be convinced until he feels heard and respected.” Haemin Sunim

It is snowing, a light powdery snowfall. I like the quiet a snowfall brings. We have a couple inches right now but could see a total of 4 inches. Some brave soul had been riding their bicycle this morning as the only tracks on the sidewalk were their tire tracks. Snowplows are out. I find it interesting how the city of Fort Collins has small snowplows they use to clean the bike lanes. And, needless to say, it’s pretty quiet in the coffeehouse. 

CSU Campus

CSU Campus

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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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