Category Archives: seasons

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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Do Not Overlook

One of the trees outside the Behavioural ScienceS Building

One of the trees outside the Behavioural Sciences Building

Alan Watts says, “Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them.” I like to think my years looking through a viewfinder, being more aware, awake, enlightened or whatever you call it  has helped to not overlook as often.

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Now we have the cold

Snow Covered Trees at the Bus Stop

Snow Covered Trees at the Bus Stop

A couple images from yesterday’s snowfall. We received about 4 inches and now have to deal with the cold.

Branch with Leaves in Snow

Branch with Leaves in Snow

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Where’s the grass?

Where's the grass?

Where’s the grass?

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
 
I took this image a week ago before all the winds swept everything clean. I suspect these leaves are somewhere in Kansas by now. Hope everyone has a good week!
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Glad I Didn’t Wait

Took this image over a week ago while on campus. The recent winds of last week have blown most of the leaves into eastern Colorado and western Kansas. Glad I didn’t wait.

 

β€œA vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.” Anonymous

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More Bluer Skies

Starburst on a beautiful fall afternoon.

Starburst on a beautiful fall afternoon.

This pat weekend was lovely. Afternoon temperatures reaching the mid 60’s and nighttime temperatures down to freezing. The cold nights and humidity brought frost to everything in the morning. Saturday morning included some fog where I could not see across the pond. Continue reading »

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Yes, Bluer is a Word

Blue Skies over the CSU Soccer Practice Field

Blue Skies over the CSU Soccer Practice Field

I love blue skies! So, after getting off the bus and walking to Morgan Library on Colorado State University campus I had to smile and point my camera to the northern skies. I find this time of the year to be a favorite. We begin to have cooler temperatures making for a better night of sleep and refreshing mornings. And, I think the blue skies are bluer! πŸ™‚

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