Gate. These Days.

[Categories:  Photography, Photography 101 Forever] (Click to enlarge.  Scroll down, click View Full Size to enlarge again.  Click again to enlarge again.  Find your way back.) "Well I've been out walking I don't do that much talking these days These days..." I passed this the other day and it caught my eye. Closer: As is, … Continue reading Gate. These Days.

Trust~

is an honor, that is earned, and easily broken. The Holler Hummers have learned to trust, and will feed readily from hand. My husband and son volunteer occasionally for photos, as you can see in th… [Follow the link below to some drop-dead gorgeous hummingbird closeups from a fellow blogger whose photography I greatly admire.] … Continue reading Trust~

Springin’ in the ‘Burbs – 2016

Diabolo Ninebark

[Categories: Photography, Photography 101 Forever, Flowers] [Click on a picture to enlarge, then scroll down for camera info or to enlarge further.  It looks like WordPress has corrected their shutter speed mis-reads.] (I live just south of Denver, Colorado.) I mean to say 'Spring in the Suburbs' for those who can't comprehend my mangled vernacular. … Continue reading Springin’ in the ‘Burbs – 2016

Casual Sunday: Ken-Caryl, Manor Lodge, Botanic Gardens Chatfield

[Categories: Photography, Travel, Travel photography, Photography 101 Forever] M'lady and I did a relaxing drive to a few local sites we hadn't visited SW of Denver, CO. Ken-Caryl Ranch and The Manor Lodge were our first stops. Ken-Caryl is a suburban housing development nested in a fairly narrow valley between the hogbacks rift and the … Continue reading Casual Sunday: Ken-Caryl, Manor Lodge, Botanic Gardens Chatfield

The Denver Botanic Gardens, December 2015. Christmas Lights!

[Categories: Photography, Travel, Travel photography, Photography 101 Forever] [Click on photos and then scroll down for camera info.  Click 'View full size' to zoom.  Zoom again.  Play!] M'lady and I visited The Gardens the night of 14 Dec. when it was a dry, chilly +or- 35F. The next day's 12" or so of snow had not … Continue reading The Denver Botanic Gardens, December 2015. Christmas Lights!

Biking in The Netherlands – 10 – Kudelstaart to Aalsmeer to Amsterdam

[Categories: Travel, Photography, Travel Photography] [This series of posts is about our recent 3-day sightseeing plus 7-day  Bike & Barge, Holland:Tulip Tour in the North and South Holland Provinces of The Netherlands.] [See a list of all posts currently in this series HERE.] LAST DAY at last!  I'm not in a hurry to end the trip, just … Continue reading Biking in The Netherlands – 10 – Kudelstaart to Aalsmeer to Amsterdam

Biking in The Netherlands – 09 – Gouda (Waddinxveen) to Kudelstaart

[Categories: Travel, Photography, Travel Photography] [This series of posts is about our recent 3-day sightseeing plus 7-day  Bike & Barge, Holland:Tulip Tour in the North and South Holland Provinces of The Netherlands.] [See a list of all posts currently in this series HERE.] Today is our final full day of biking.  We prepare to embark on bikes. … Continue reading Biking in The Netherlands – 09 – Gouda (Waddinxveen) to Kudelstaart

Biking in The Netherlands – 08 – Leiden to Gouda

[Categories: Travel, Photography, Travel Photography] [This series of posts is about our recent 3-day sightseeing plus 7-day  Bike & Barge, Holland:Tulip Tour in the North and South Holland Provinces of The Netherlands.] [See a list of all posts currently in this series HERE.] Wednesday 22 April 2015.  Biking Day 4.  A lot of countryside biking for which … Continue reading Biking in The Netherlands – 08 – Leiden to Gouda

Biking in The Netherlands – 07 – Haarlem to Leiden

[Categories: Travel, Photography, Travel Photography] [This series of posts is about our recent 3-day sightseeing plus 7-day  Bike & Barge, Holland:Tulip Tour in the North and South Holland Provinces of The Netherlands.] [See a list of all posts currently in this series HERE.] Day 4 of our biking tour.  Biking Day 3.  Should be easy posting today. … Continue reading Biking in The Netherlands – 07 – Haarlem to Leiden

Biking in The Netherlands – 06 – Alkmaar to Haarlem

[Categories: Travel, Photography, Travel Photography] [This series of posts is about our recent 3-day sightseeing plus 7-day  Bike & Barge, Holland:Tulip Tour in the North and South Holland Provinces of The Netherlands.] [See a list of all posts currently in this series HERE.] Monday 20 April 2015.  Second day of biking.  We bike from Alkmaar south and … Continue reading Biking in The Netherlands – 06 – Alkmaar to Haarlem

Biking in The Netherlands – 05 – Purmerend to Alkmaar

[Categories: Travel, Photography, Travel Photography] [This series of posts is about our recent 3-day sightseeing plus 7-day  Bike & Barge, Holland:Tulip Tour in the North and South Holland Provinces of The Netherlands.] [See a list of all posts currently in this series HERE.] Our first day of biking at last.  In the morning we have a 1hr+ … Continue reading Biking in The Netherlands – 05 – Purmerend to Alkmaar

Biking in The Netherlands – 04 – Meet the Biking Tour

[Categories: Travel, Photography, Travel Photography] [This series of posts is about our recent 3-day sightseeing plus 7-day  Bike & Barge, Holland:Tulip Tour in the North and South Holland Provinces of The Netherlands.] [See a list of all posts currently in this series HERE.] FINALLY we are ready to start the bike tour.  We meet the group and … Continue reading Biking in The Netherlands – 04 – Meet the Biking Tour

Biking in The Netherlands – 03 – A Walking Tour of The Hague

[Categories: Travel, Photography, Travel Photography] [This series of posts is about our recent 3-day sightseeing plus 7-day  Bike & Barge, Holland:Tulip Tour in the North and South Holland Provinces of The Netherlands.] [See a list of all posts currently in this series HERE.] Hang in there bi-cy-clers and pedal-interested.  A day of walking today, meet the Bike … Continue reading Biking in The Netherlands – 03 – A Walking Tour of The Hague

Biking in The Netherlands – 02 – A Day in Delft

[Categories: Travel, Photography, Travel Photography] [This series of posts is about our recent 3-day sightseeing plus 7-day  Bike & Barge, Holland:Tulip Tour in the North and South Holland Provinces of The Netherlands.] [See a list of all posts currently in this series HERE.] The second day of our trip we took the 15 minute/11.70 Euro round-trip-for-two … Continue reading Biking in The Netherlands – 02 – A Day in Delft

Biking in The Netherlands – 01 – Intro to The Hague

[Categories: Travel, Photography, Travel Photography] [This series of posts is about our recent 3-day sightseeing plus 7-day  Bike & Barge, Holland:Tulip Tour in the North and South Holland Provinces of The Netherlands.] [See a list of all posts currently in this series HERE.] We stayed in Den Haag/The Hague to visit the area and adjust those body … Continue reading Biking in The Netherlands – 01 – Intro to The Hague

Restaurants, Union Station Denver

[Categories: Photography, Travel, Travel Photography, Photography 101 Forever, Food] During our recent visit to Union Station Denver and The Mercantile Dining & Provision restaurant we browsed several of the other good restaurants there.  Here are some but not all of them:   Am I a foodie?  Shucks no, I just like to eat.  If I was … Continue reading Restaurants, Union Station Denver

Mercantile Dining & Provision Restaurant

[Categories: Photography, Travel, Travel Photography, Photography 101 Forever, Food] I don't usually blog about restaurants (see my TripAdvisor instead) unless they are part of a vacation but Mercantile Dining & Provision in the Union Station Denver was Drop... Dead... Delicious!! We arrived 11:30-ish for lunch, beating the busy lunch crowd (from downtown offices I presume) that … Continue reading Mercantile Dining & Provision Restaurant

Cloudburst

[Categories: Photography.] [Click on photos to enlarge, user browser Back button to return.] There have been some cloudy days in life recently.  It's time for Colorado cloud pictures, taken just south of Denver, accompanied by the great jazz tune Cloudburst.  This is sung in rapid, staccato fashion.  Can you read it like that? Lambert, Hendricks, … Continue reading Cloudburst

Two Days in Tucson, Part II

[CATEGORIES: Travel, Photography, Flying.] [Tucson Part I, Pima Air Museum is here.] [This is Photography 101 Forever, of course.] On the second day of my recent short weekend visit to Tucson, AZ I went flying in my cousin's Piper Cherokee 180.  My cousin did the piloting, I was just along for the ride. Fortunately I … Continue reading Two Days in Tucson, Part II