Sunday, December 13, 2015

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!!!



Winter is here!!  And one of my favorites for photographing!!  I have decided I need to try to use hubby's nicer camera and jot down settings and notes as I learn some more tips for getting better photos.  

But here are a few from the last few weeks....plenty of amazing snow on our mountain here!!!



 A very happy little junco eating away merrily in the light snow.



 Lovely snowstorm right before Thanksgiving!


 Early morning frost on the trees.


One of my favorite views out back of our house.  The tall trees covered in piles of pristine white snow.


~ Have a picture perfect day! ~

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Falling For Autumn.....Again!!!

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Autumn continues to be stunning up here!  Actually a bit warm for the middle of October.  Yes, of course I want winter....it's my favorite season!!  But how can I not smile at the beauty of the Fall colors on our drives around our mountain??


First....Lake San Isabel is a small mountain lake the next town up from us.  Pretty in all seasons and the turning Aspens in the background are just stunning!  If there's no trace of wind the reflection is so gorgeous!  No such luck so far, but still beautiful!




Next, truly a beautiful hiking/camping spot.  The path through the turning trees was perfect for the quote I needed to express.




And one of the tiny, meandering brooks making it's way to the lake.




Thanks for looking....soon there will be some snowy photos!  LOL


~ Lee ~

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

It's Fall on My Mountain!!!

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We took just a little drive to catch some of the pretty aspens all decked out in their golds with just a hint of reds!!!  




 This first shot is on the side of our house, looking out my craft room window.  It was just a bit foggy and so pretty!



 We don't get a lot of reds, but what we do get is just so pretty among the golden aspens!!


Lake San Isabel isn't far from our home, and it's so pretty in all seasons.  But Fall sure is gorgeous with the aspens peppered among the pines!!

Hope you all are enjoying a beautiful Fall!!!

~ Lee ~

Monday, August 24, 2015

Mountain Summer!!

Big Changes.....more time for pursuing photography!!  There's always a silver lining even when something awful happens!!!  Remember that!!  Here are several pictures from the past couple of summer months.  Truth be told I'm sooooo ready for Fall!!!  But I can't deny there were some pretty moments to capture this summer!!!  LOL


 I call them Mountain Coneflowers.  Yep, I really should start figuring out what names of flowers and plants are that we see on our drives....and on our property! 


 This is a Thistle....I know that much!  Playing with the focus and I'm really happy with the shot!!



 Our Columbines!  We have tons of them that grow off our front steps, all colors!!


Now this was our annual Tetons trip......gods and fates do we love that place!!!


  

We are so lucky to get to see Grizzly cubs every Spring in the Tetons!!!


 

 Of course baby Bison are pretty darn cute too....they have boundless energy!


And this year we got to see newborn Elk.....TWICE!!!  Just amazing!!!


We also celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary!!! 



And then the dreaded hand surgery in July.  Yes, that was just last month!  It's 7 weeks since the surgery and healing well.  Still a few weeks to go on restrictions and then the 6-8 months before the pain is pretty much gone.  But already things have improved!!  Which is good because it was my right hand and I'm right-handed!!  Kind of need that hand!!  LOL  It was basically a rebuilding of the thumb joint.  So yeah...fun times!

Thanks to my wonderful, supportive readers!!!  I love you ALL!!!  Like all 2 or 3 of you!!!   Hahaha!  Seriously....hugs!!!  I hope you're having a wonderful Summer!!!


~ Lee ~

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Wild West in the City!!!!!

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Looking through some photos I took recently....I had forgotten about the Stock Show & Rodeo Parade in downtown Denver!!!!  Now y'all know I'm sooooo NOT a city girl.....but since we do have to be there a couple days a week for work....I try to make the most of it.  And the parade is definitely a highlight!!!!





Where else but Denver, in a major metropolis can you see Longhorn cattle herded by honest-to-gods cowboys in main streets?  And stunning horses pulling old-fashioned carriages?  And cuuuuute little shelties pulling their own tiny covered wagon??!!




There was a lot more, but these were the best photos out of the bunch.  And standing there in the chilly January day with my Starbucks and camera truly was a wonderfully bright spot in my city stay!!!



Til next time...........Enjoy!!!!

~ Lee ~

Friday, February 27, 2015

Winter Wonderland!!!

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YES!!!!  We are having a ROCKIN' winter!!!!  In the last week we have almost 4 FEET of new snow!!!!  Yippee!!!  And hopefully we're still on track for our snowiest months of March and April still to come!!!  LOL  Whew!  Not nearly the worry for wildfire season now!!!

And........I have some fun snowy pics to share!!!  Still need to find time to research and sign up for photography classes.....being recent empty nesters has NOT made us less busy however!!  LOL

Ok.....onto some winter photos........









Lots of snow.....lots of pretty icicles....lots of birds being extremely greedy and starving!!  LOL  We're going through a TON of birdseeds!!!  I hope you enjoy....more snow is coming this week so I'll be taking more pictures!  LOL  Have a wonderful wintery weekend!!!

~ Lee ~

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Decisions.....Decisions.....and Pictures Of Course!!!

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Yep....still here.  How does life get in the way so often?  LOL  Well...so I'm still debating which online Photography classes to take....but I will pick soon.  And Photoshop Elements....I know there must be a zillion things I can do other than the few simple things I do.  So that's the photography to-do list for February.

Meanwhile.....some more recent pictures........we have had a couple of good snows, but unfortunately FAR too warm temperatures for Jan and Feb here.  Which could signal some very dangerous drought and wildfire conditions this summer.  We are hoping for a snowy Spring for sure!




 This pair of Gray Foxes visits us a couple times a week.  We think they are siblings because of their behavior.  It will be interesting to watch if they keep returning come Spring and if they have kits or not!



We always have active feeders, winter or summer.  Yes...pretty much we only have those 2 seasons up here! LOL   The one on top is a Cassin's Finch and the one on the bottom is a Pine Siskin.  We've also had lots of juncos, chickadees and grosbeaks.  Oh my!  lol

Hope you all are enjoying a wonderful weekend!!

~ Lee ~