Category Archives: Landscapes/Rural

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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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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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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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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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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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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