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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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Happy New Year

Here are a dozen images from 2017 that I liked. Happy New Year and hope the coming year is full of good things for you. 

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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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Sunday Morning Sunrise

Sunrise at Prospect Ponds

Sunrise at Prospect Ponds

Prospect Ponds are one of the nature areas co-managed by Fort Collins Utilities and the Natural Areas Department for flood control, water quality improvement and wildlife habitat. For those with a fishing license you will find large-mouth bass, crappie, and channel catfish to add to your stringer. The Poudre Nature Trails follow along the western  edge of the ponds and in fact that is where I am standing. It’s located on east Prospect Road and Sharp Point Drive along side of the business park. I dragged my butt out of bed at 4:30 am, made a french press then drove the three miles out there and setup my tripod. There were 4 pelicans floating on the south end of the ponds which I left alone. I watched a heron fly in on the far side of the pond, land in one of a trees then a few minutes later move into the waters edge for breakfast.

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Sunset on Last Nights Walk

Sunset

Sunset

“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” Meister Eckhart

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The Cottonwood Tree

The Cottonwood Tree

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph.” ― Susan Sontag

Here is another image from my walk at the Arapaho Bend Nature Area this past weekend. Hope everyone is enjoying their leftover candy from Halloween Night. Strange how we always buy too much of it. 🙂

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