Tag: Colorado

  • Pink over Pawnee

    Pink over Pawnee

    Last weekend I was rather dismayed when I saw a picture of saguaros silhouetted against a magenta aurora sky; after 29 years of living in an auroraless Arizona, I had some serious image envy. Not only that, but I hadn’t made any effort to go look for the aurora in Colorado, where it would have…

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  • Cliffs and Monoliths

    Cliffs and Monoliths

    About a year after our trip to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, we drove through western Colorado after dropping our daughter off at the University of Wyoming for her freshman year. One of places we explored was Colorado National Monument next to Grand Junction, Colorado. The pictures above and below give a good indication…

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  • Facing the Abyss

    Facing the Abyss

    Recently a friend asked about things to photograph in western Colorado this coming June. I decided that the easiest thing to do was write a couple blogs on the area, although I have to reach pretty far back in the archives to do so. This week we are going back to October 2016, although most…

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  • More Cherry Creek Wildlife

    More Cherry Creek Wildlife

    This post is a continuation of last week’s: last week focused on the herons of Cherry Creek State Park; this week shows off some of the other wildlife I found on my recent visits. That said, I am mixing a few things up this week. First of all, the images in this post are all…

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  • Another Brick in the Wall

    Another Brick in the Wall

    I like to have some kind of theme for each of my blog posts. In looking through my pictures from my meanders in downtown Parker, I decided that I had a enough images featuring brickwork that bricks got the nod. Despite the narrow-seeming theme, I think there is enough variety in the images that they…

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  • Old Town Parker

    Old Town Parker

    I recently started a new job and it is a true work-from-home affair. This means that I spend a lot of time in my basement office—where I am now writing this blog post. It’s a nice office, and no one wants to commute, but my previous commute was often quite beautiful: there are mountains and…

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  • More Colorado Fall Color

    More Colorado Fall Color

    Well, fall color is pretty much gone in Colorado now, but a month ago I spent the weekend driving around the mountains looking for it. I had some success, but didn’t find any large aspen groves like I had the week before in Guanella Pass. Most of what I found was smaller groves and isolated…

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  • Fall Color over Guanella Pass

    Fall Color over Guanella Pass

    About two weeks ago we drove a loop that went over Guanella Pass, Colorado, in search of aspen trees decked out for fall. It was a Saturday and we clearly weren’t the only ones with the same idea. Traffic was really hideous in the little towns at either end of the road over the pass,…

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  • Rainy Day

    Rainy Day

    A week ago it was raining heavily on my day off and I decided to finally go photograph some amazing red rock formations in South Valley County Park. I drive right past the edge of this park several times a week because it is close to work, but it is still at the far end…

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  • Chatfield State Park

    Chatfield State Park

    Since my wife and I work past either end of Chatfield State Park and we almost always commute together, I drive up and down the west edge of the park many times each week. The singular feature of the park is Chatfield Lake (officially Chatfield Reservoir, since it is an artificial lake). Since I have…

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