214: Sunshine on a cloudy dayPosted: April 25, 2011 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Adventures in art, Adventures in Life, Earth, Fire, home, nature, Photography, Quotes, Spirit, Spring, Summer, travel, Walking, wandering, water, weather | Tags: Colorado, flowers, Gerald De Nerval, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Linda Hogan, Photography, postaday2011, quotes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thich Nhat Hanh, wildflowers 16 Comments
Fog, clouds, rain, mist, and gray sum up this Monday here in the Bogs. Since most of the photos I took today are on the gray and gloomy side, I decided to brighten things up with a series of wildflower shots I took in Colorado last year.
209: LinesPosted: April 20, 2011 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Adventures in art, Earth, Fire, home, nature, Photography, Spring, travel, Walking, water, weather | Tags: Colorado, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, lines, postaday2011, WP Weekly Photo Challenge 18 Comments
(At Panorama Point. Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado.)
The subject of the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge this week is lines. I was hoping to come up with something new, but it doesn’t look like I’ll have the time for it this week so it was back to the archives and last year’s trip to Colorado.
208: Rainy Tuesday Time TravelingPosted: April 19, 2011 Filed under: 365 Life in the Bogs Challenge, Adventures in Life, Critters, Earth, goals, hiking, home, nature, Photography, Spirit, Spring, Summer, travel, Walking, water, weather | Tags: Colorado, flowers, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, postaday2011, rain, Rocky Mountain National Park, tulip, wildflowers 27 Comments
It’s another rainy day here in the Bogs. Rain, rain, rain, and more rain. It’s hard to believe the clouds can hold that much water. Just when I think there can’t possibly be anymore, it pours. Walls of water march across the pond. Buckets of it are dumped on the trees. In between, it mists and spritzes. Even when it seems like the rain has stopped, the air is so saturated with water that it forms a mist or fog that clings to the hair, skin, and clothing.
The earth is also saturated to the point that the ground has become one big puddle. There are places where it looks like new ponds are forming. Vernal pools, of course, have formed (or will be forming) in the woods. One of my goals is to spot a salamander in or around the vernal pools in our woods. I have a feeling that is not going to be an easy goal to meet.