Category: Photography

black-tailed prairie dogs

Last Stand on the Prairie

Prairie dogs have a language all their own. They’re not really dogs, they are really part of the marmot family, but they bark and yip like dogs, which is how they got their name. Sophisticated research has found their language to be quite complex, as you can learn […]

bee, oregano blossom

Bee Aware

We’ve all heard about the endangerment of the bee population, primarily due to an often-used herbicide. It’s tragic and could have quite an impact on the environment and our food supply if not reversed somehow. So I’m always thrilled to see bees thriving in today’s environment. When a […]

Avocets, landing bird, flying bird, wading bird

Lifting Up (part 2)

I wanted to introduce more wonders over the skies of Colorado. There just wasn’t enough room in my last post for the beautiful birds and uplifting sights I’ve seen here. I was raised in the flatlands of Texas that were just dust and oil wells. The mountains were […]

Colorado, mountain, sunset

Watching or Doing?

I have lots of creative ideas, but never had the eye-hand coordination or talent to be an artist. I always wanted to create beautiful visual images, but the execution always fell short of the ideal. I received my first camera when I was in grade school and my […]

Sedona, New Mexico

Sense of Place

When I snap a photograph, I often feel a little sad that the picture can’t show the sense of place. There can be a powerful emotional feeling that is inherent to some physical places, and the photo just can’t do it justice. The eye sees what is physically […]

cactus flower

Shutting the door, Leaving it unlocked

In elementary school, I was proud of my childish artwork, but no one noticed it. Nothing got saved, or framed; I had no talent. Even now, as an adult, I feel frustrated at the beautiful compositions that I can imagine which my hands can’t execute. My handwriting is […]