Tuesday, October 26, 2010

hanging on

I took this a few days ago.  It is the maple tree in my front yard and it is desperately resisting turning colors and losing its leaves.  So are many others in this neighborhood.  It is an older area with lots and lots of mature trees and they create a sheltered area for themselves.  We are having a few cold nights this week, will this tree give in and change to its brilliant fall foliage, or just dump all the leaves at once as they are?  It does dump everything almost overnight, but it usually puts on a good display first.

Monday, October 25, 2010

I think this is odd...

The desktop weather gadget says that the high today will be 54 and the current temp (at 6am) is 63.

Friday, October 22, 2010

I love this...

“Don’t ask what the world needs. 

Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. 

Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” 

(Howard Thurman)

fall, again

Colorado fall landscape. Trees crowned with impossible shades of yellow and gold standing in front of cardboard cut outs of flat fake mountains. The sky a paler shade of blue than we see the rest of the year. The faint smell of woodsmoke and drying alfalfa that follows you even into the city. Fall in Colorado is worth even the winter that will follow.



Sunday, October 17, 2010


I spent part of the day handing out cards at a small reining show.  The weather was great, everyone was having a good time and I even got a decent picture or two.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

One semi-political comment

I am not going to turn this back into a political blog, but I do have to comment occasionally.
I think that the Supreme Court was out of their collective heads to fling the door open and allow corporations anonymous carte blanche in political advertising.
The vicious, anonymous, you-can't-hold-me-accountable-because-you-don't-know-who-I-am political ads we are seeing right now are not what this democratic process of picking representatives is supposed to be about. Probably the worst thing about it is that it makes rational people want to throw up their hands and walk away, leaving only the whackjobs involved.

Friday, October 15, 2010

This one looks interesting

I listened to an interview with this author on NPR today and I will have to add this one to my To-Do list.  If he writes as well as he talks this should be fascinating.

Friday, October 8, 2010

First signs of snow

There was a little snow on the mountains today.  Not too many years ago many of the highest peaks visible from Denver had snow year round on their highest points.  Now they are dry and grey through most of the summer.

Monday, October 4, 2010


The last couple of afternoons have felt like fall for the first time.  Bright sun, some dark clouds on the horizon and a zippy wind knocking the leaves loose from the trees.  This is one of my favorite fall pics.  It is along a road that I have driven often for 30 years and it looks pretty much the same every fall.