Category Archives: Colorado

I’ve been reliving my last photography trip in Lightroom. This is Highway 34 facing the rising sun in Granby, Colorado. It was our first morning there. Magpies are everywhere along this route, which lies between Granby itself and majestic Lake Granby (a few miles to the northeast of this point). What a great way to […]

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Just a quick image for your morning’s reflection. I listened to President Obama’s speech yesterday. He made a stop at Bayliss Park here in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The park is close enough to my house that I could hear his voice and the crowd cheering through my open office window. I followed live televised coverage […]

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County Road 40 seems like such an unfairly pedestrian name for the gravel passage between Highway 34 and Highway 125. It’s a short but resplendent drive through lush valleys and the Rocky Mountain foothills. About halfway along the length of County Road 40 is Willow Creek Reservoir, an aspen-lined lake that was shrouded in low-lying […]

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Here is another photograph of magical Monarch Lake, whose surface was strikingly still on the morning of our first visit. When we first got there, not long after sunrise, Teri, Gavin, and I had the lake all to ourselves. That’s the great thing about early mornings; most people have a deep aversion not only to […]

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Much of the forests in Colorado have been decimated by mountain pine beetles (not to be confused with the Japanese beetles that are ravaging your roses and raspberries). But this healthy fella has figured out that there is safety in solitude.

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