Author Archives: Monte Stevens

Retired, shooting Fujifilm X-E1 and X-T10. Fascinated with fountain pens.

It’s Cold This Morning

Bicyclists on Campus

Bicyclists on Campus

We are cold this morning, -6 at 6:49 am. The sun is shining and we have clear blue skies. I took this image of the bicyclists at about 7:30 as I walked into the Lory Student Center on campus. I find it amazing the courage they have to ride in the cold, snow and icy conditions. Not me! Young people in Colorado don’t seem to mind the cold but I do. That, or I’m a bit wiser. 🙂

Art from tire tracks in my parking lot

Art from tire tracks in my parking lot

“I didn’t go to kindergarten, so I missed ‘show and tell’ when I was young. I’m making up for it now! I look for essence of the subject and try to show it in a different way, whether it’s Antarctica or a monarch butterfly…” – George Lepp

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Dragons on Campus

Dragons at the Behavioral Science Building

Dragons at the Behavioral Science Building

“Within the stillness of meditation we see the unreality of thought.” Jack Kornfield

It’s 10 degrees right now with about an inch of powdery snow and more to come. I took this image last week on campus. I’m a supporter of graffiti that can easily be removed. 

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Happy Valentines Day

Two Hearts

Two Hearts

Took the bus to the Transit Center on campus. Grabbed a mocha at the coffee shop in the Behavioral Science Building. When they called out my drink they also called out the name of some young lady who order a carmel latte. Her and I were surprised to see a heart on each of our drinks. Showing us some love.

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Monday, first day of the week

Poudre River in Winter

Poudre River in Winter

Cloudy and overcast skies this morning. Looking and feeling like winter, probably because it is. A few snowflakes could be seen on my walk to the bus stop. I thought, sorry, there I go again thinking, I could add to the wintery mood if I converted this image to black and white. They, those weather guys, say we are only going to reach the low 20’s today. I’ve decided to NOT wear my sandals, so my biggest decision for the day has been made. I’m now at the Lory Student Center to read and write. Will meet a good friend for brunch later. Have a super Awesome week!

Every day, priests minutely examine the Law
And endlessly chant complicated sutras.
Before doing that, though, they should learn
How to read the love letters sent by the wind and rain,
The snow and moon.
 Ikkyu

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Abbie

Abbie

Abbie

Had coffee with Abbie, my oldest granddaughter, yesterday. She is one of four wonderful gifts my children have gifted me. Hope you have a great day!

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Good Grief

Snowfall at the Arapahoe Bend Nature Area

Snowfall at the Arapahoe Bend Nature Area

I say good grief because we are at 46 degrees with light rain. Needless to say this image was also taken a few years back. Hope everyone enjoyed the Super Bowl and did not over indulge in chips and dips. Have a super Awesome week ! 

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Lost Horizon

Fog and light snow at Lake Loveland

Fog and light snow at Lake Loveland

This image is from 2011 and was taken on the west side of Lake Loveland. The fog and light snow created a scene with seemingly no horizon. It is a simple image that I converted to black and white. Our weather forecast is for a 30% chance of light rain and snow both today and Monday. Right we’re at 17 degrees and overcast skies. Hope your having a great weekend.

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