Category Archives: Landscapes/Rural

Sunset on the patio

Sunset on the patio

This is last night’s sunset on my sisters patio. We head home this afternoon to cooler weather. Sure have enjoyed the family time.

“If someone does not smile at you be generous and offer your own smile. Nobody needs a smile more than the one that cannot smile to others.” Dalai Lama

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Just a Baby

A Baby Snowman

A Baby Snowman

I encountered this 6 inch tall snowman last week at campus. Wonder what his name should be and where’s his/her hat?

Have a great week! 

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Bicyclist on a cold morning near campus

Bicyclist on a cold morning near campus

Walked to a coffeehouse last week to meet a friend for a cup of coffee and their breakfast enchiladas. πŸ™‚ The temperature was somewhere between 25 and 30 degrees  (F). I am still surprised how many people in Fort Collins ride bicycles in all sorts of weather. They just gear up for whatever nature brings on. I’m actually envious of their commitment to riding. 

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Sunset at the Cathy Fromme Prairie Area

Sunset at the Cathy Fromme Prairie Area

Sunset at the Cathy Fromme Prairie Area

β€œThe resting place of the mind is the heart. The only thing the mind hears all day is clanging bells and noise and argument, and all it wants is quietude. The only place the mind will ever find peace is inside the silence of the heart. That’s where you need to go.”  Elizabeth Gilbert,

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Sunrise

Sunrise on Campus

Sunrise on Campus

We have had some very pretty sunrises lately. I took this one this past Friday morning as I walked across the parking lot of the Lory Student Center on my way to Mugs Coffee shop for my fix. What was enjoyable for me in this image was the texture of clouds. Yesterday was lines and chaos, today was patterns and chaos. This is a jpeg file from the camera. All I did was bring out a touch of the blue.

Once photography enters your bloodstream, it’s like a disease. – Anonymous

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Fall Reflections

Fall Reflections

“I think (too much), therefore I am (not there to live my life).” Thich Nhat Hanh

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It Was a Good End to a Beautiful Weekend

Sunset at Arapaho Bend Nature Area

Sunset at Arapaho Bend Nature Area

Yesterday was too gorgeous a day not to be outside. So, I  took an early afternoon walk through the Red Fox Meadows near my condo. Found a little knoll with sunshine to sit and journal, which I really needed. Love the music made by the leaves and wind. Drowns out the automobiles in the distance and excess chatter of my mind.

After returning to my condo the time in the meadow was not enough of a nature fix for me. I listened to nature’s call and drove to the Arapahoe Bend Nature Area. I made the mile and a half walk around the ponds. Parking lot was full and saw several photographers shooting family portraits against the fall colors.  It was a good end to a beautiful weekend. 

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