Throwback TuesdayPosted: October 4, 2011 Filed under: 365 Yoga Challenge, Adventures in Life, Autumn, Earth, Flashbacks, hiking, home, nature, Photography, Spirit, Summer, travel, Walking, weather, yoga | Tags: Colorado, Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods, Half Dome, mountains, nature, Photography, Pikes Peak, postaday2011, Yosemite National Park 13 Comments
I’m not sure I like that title. It sounds a bit like I’m throwing Tuesday back because I don’t like it or something. Ah well. Titles are not easy for me to come by so I’ll stick with it.
Today is a rather full day for me so I decided to mine the archives (hence the “throwback”) and see what I could come up with for a quick post. Naturally I ended up in the Colorado section because I have ignored so many of the photos from our last trip out there that I can always come up with something that hasn’t yet appeared on Ye Olde Blogge.
347: PathPosted: September 5, 2011 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Adventures in Life, Earth, festivals, goals, hiking, home, nature, Photography, Quotes, Spirit, Summer, travel, Walking, weather | Tags: Antonio Machado, Colorado, Colorado Springs, Detroit, John Burroughs, Joseph Campbell, Juliette de Bairacli Levy, Louis L'Amour, Louise Bogan, path, Photography, postaday2011, Red Rock Canyon, Seneca 32 Comments
This week’s Photo Challenge is Path. I have a fondness for photographing pathways and portals of all kinds, making this an easy challenge for me. Although I prefer to use new photos for challenges, I’ll have to dig into the archives for this one because M and I are in Detroit for the Detroit Jazz Festival. This is another scheduled post.
338: Just in casePosted: August 27, 2011 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Adventures in art, Adventures in Life, Earth, goals, hiking, home, nature, Photography, Spirit, Summer, travel, Walking, weather | Tags: Colorado, Colorado Springs, Hiking, nature, Outdoors, Photography, postaday2011, Recreation, Red Rock Canyon, travel, Vacation, Wildflower 32 Comments
It occurs to me that with all we have going on today, I might end up doing another flash post. I usually like to keep a post handy for those “just in case” days when I either don’t have the time, energy, or inclination to post. So I got up early today to do a “just in case” post. I will schedule it to post and, if I don’t find time to post live and in person later today, we can all visit Colorado Springs in 2010 and assume I met my commitment to get outdoors for the day which I will then tell you all about on Sunday. Or something.
261: Colorado dreamingPosted: June 11, 2011 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Adventures in Life, Critters, Earth, family, friends, grandparenthood, home, nature, Photography, Spirit, Spring, travel, Walking, weather | Tags: Colorado, Colorado Springs, deer, flowers, Photography, postaday2011, travel, wildflowers 13 Comments
Today and tomorrow are going to be full of family and fun. M and I are going to be visiting with our granddaughters, our oldest son, and his wife. I decided to go ahead and schedule a post just in case I don’t find time to do one tonight.
247: Water on sunnier daysPosted: May 28, 2011 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Adventures in Life, Earth, hiking, home, nature, Photography, pond, Quotes, Spirit, Spring, Summer, travel, Walking, water, weather | Tags: Alluvial Fan, Colorado, Colorado Springs, David Mead, Fulton J. Sheen, Photography, postaday2011, Rocky Mountain National Park, water, Waterfalls, WP Weekly Photo Challenge 27 Comments
(At the Alluvial Fan in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. August 2010.)
I’m dipping into some water shots I took while we were in Colorado last summer, just for the fun of it. And because the weekend is getting busy and it’s easier to bring up old photos than to upload, re-size, and post new stuff.
202: OldPosted: April 13, 2011 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Adventures in Life, Earth, goals, hiking, home, nature, Photography, Spring, Walking | Tags: Colorado, Colorado Springs, Old, postaday2011, Red Rock Canyon, Weekly Photo Challenge 24 Comments
This week’s WordPress Daily Post Photo Challenge is Old. I could have posted a photo of me (haha), but I don’t consider myself old and certainly don’t feel old which is, I’m told, what counts.
Keeping the challenge theme in mind, I took a photo of an old fence while M and I were out on our 5k+ hike on Sunday. I like to try to use new photos for challenges when I can. Now that I’ve done that, how about a few from the archives? Oldies of oldies, so to speak.
In a mood (14)Posted: October 6, 2010 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Autumn, Earth, home, nature, Photography, Summer, travel, Walking, water | Tags: canyon, Colorado, Colorado Springs, plains, Red Rock Canyon, Rocky Mountain National Park, Storm, travel 13 Comments
(Lone tree in the distance. Red Rock Canyon. Colorado Springs, Colorado.)
I stepped outside early today, about a half hour or so before sunrise. Not that there was much of a sunrise to speak of since the weather didn’t change overnight. Clouds, rain, mists, and the occasional break from the rain and mists continue to be the norm. Rumor has it that the spinning low will move out tonight and tomorrow will be bright and sunny.
The world looks and feels different during the twilight hours. It’s not quite dark, yet not quite light. The camera doesn’t capture it well. It’s probably not the camera’s fault but that of its user. I fiddled with manual settings just to see what would come of it since none of the pre-sets were working well for me. Only one photo seemed to almost capture the light of that time of day:
It’s a reflection of the neighbor’s house in the pond. I often feel as though the house looms over that part of the pond, perhaps because it is so big. Or perhaps because it wasn’t there when we moved here and even after a few years of living with it as part of our scenery I am still not used to it. It’s one of those McMansions that sprung up when people were still living large and spending money like crazy.
The other photo I like from this morning is one of the asparagus ferns with raindrops scattered over them. The droplets remind me of diamonds or ice. But let’s not think about ice just yet.
I have some photos from our Colorado trip I put aside for another day and today feels like another day to me. They will go well with this post, I think.
(Windmill on the plains of Colorado.)
Tomorrow I will be hopping on a train to take a trip back east. It’s been decades since I’ve been on a long train trip. I love traveling by train. If I could, I’d travel by train whenever and wherever I travel outside of walking distance. I suppose it’s possible that nothing is outside of walking distance if you have the time and energy for it, but I’m hoping you’ll know what I mean.
I have to get up early, around 3:00am. That means I have to make sure I’m packed and ready before I go to bed tonight. I don’t want to be rushing around trying to find things that early in the day when it’s likely I’ll still be half asleep.
The reason for the trip is a ceremony at the hospice where my mother died. They (the folks at hospice) call it a “life celebration.” I’m trying to think of it in positive terms, as an opportunity to, well, celebrate Mom’s life. Still, going back to hospice for the first time since Mom’s death is going to be a little rough and rocky emotionally.
(Storm approaching. Rocky Mountain National Park. Colorado.)
The traveling presents a small dilemma, maybe, in terms of my 365 commitment. I am sure I will be able to get outside for a minimum of 30 minutes each day. No problem there. But I am not sure I will be able to blog about it daily. I should have internet access. I am not sure I will have the time.
(On the mesa near Boulder, Colorado.)
It will be a quick trip. I’ll be coming back on Sunday. Sunday might be the hardest day to post as I won’t be getting home until 10:00pm or later.
(Somewhere near Colorado Springs, Colorado.)
I guess I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. In the meantime, I’ve set up a few auto-posts to take care of the daily posts and I’ll post when I can.