Tuesday, February 28, 2012

G is for Golden

The city of Golden, Colorado lies just West of Denver at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Founded during the Pike's Peak gold rush, it was used as a mining camp
These photos were taken in November when I visited there. I particularly like this welcoming sign spanning the main street and proclaiming "Where the West lives".
Linked to ABC Wednesday

Monday, February 27, 2012

Barn Charm

This is a huge barn and I'm guessing it's a horse barn from the look of things. But it still seems too large just for horses, maybe it is used for other purposes.Linked to Barn Charm at Bluff Area Daily

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Skywatch Sunrise

An early morning mist lingers over the field in this sunrise shot. While traveling I pulled onto the shoulder to snap this shot.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

F is for Flight

A few flight shots I took at the air show last summer...
Blue Angels
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Skywatch

The shape of this barn roof and the unusual complexion of the sky caught my eye. I took several shots.
This photo is the bigger picture.
Linked to Skywatch on the sidebar.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Midweek Blues

My little grandchild, Lucia, attempting to escape out the door with her plastic car keys in hand. She can cure my mid week blues!Linked to Midweek Blues hosted by Rebecca at The Dusty Cellar.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

E is for Elk and Estes Park

The small town of Estes Park, Colorado (population 6,000) is called the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, where I saw Elk for the first time.During Sept and Oct mating season, bull elk can be heard bugling the characteristic rutting call of bulls. It is an astounding sound. (I was there in Oct.)
I easily snapped these shots (with a zoom lens) because the elk are not frightened by people.

The elk gather in open meadows and are visible for long periods of time when left undisturbed.
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Barn Charm

Some Amish farmers still set up shocks of corn in their fields, a rare sight nowadays. Linked to Barn Charm at Bluff Area Daily

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Skywatch at Twilight Time

Twilight is the time between sunset and dusk when the surface of the earth is neither completely lit nor completely dark. The sun itself is not directly visible because it is below the horizon. Owing to the distinctive quality of ambient light at this time, twilight has long been popular with photographers and painters, who refer to it as the "blue hour".

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Different

Ohio is home to a large community of Amish. They look different than the ordinary people you see every day...They are known for their simple way of life and plain manner of dressing.
The most obvious symbol of the Amish is the horse and buggy.
They are also known for their reluctance to adopt the conveniences of modern technology.
Amish clothing styles encourage modesty and separation from the world. They avoid any ornamentation, and make their clothing at home.
Anyone not Amish is referred to as "English" or "Englisher".
Family relationships are central to the Amish way of life.
Different is not wrong....but it is unusual
The Amish are ordinary people who choose a different way of life.
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Monday, February 6, 2012

Barn Charm

Definitely a beauty as barns go....Linked to Barn Charm

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sunday Bridges

The view below....Linked to Sunday Bridges

Thursday, February 2, 2012