Mysterious Beauty

I found this little beauty along the path around Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.   The uneven change in fall color caught my eye. Standing about 10-12" tall, I have no idea what it is.   If you can identify this plant, please let me know.  Thanks. Thought for the Day: … Continue reading Mysterious Beauty

What Is It?

Anybody know what this flower is is called?  I took this picture about two years ago in the flower garden of a local Midwest newspaper columnist.  The plant is bush-like, standing approx. 3 ft. high, and apparently does well in full sun.  The spike-like bloom is 6-8" long. The photo was taken in early September. … Continue reading What Is It?

Flower Show

This is a photographer's blog, so I guess there should be more photos than I've been putting up lately.  Last weekend I went to the annual flower show at St. Cecilia's Cathedral. Whether you like flowers or not, the cathedral alone is a photographer's dream -- the architecture, statuary and artifacts provide endless "Kodak moments". … Continue reading Flower Show

Burn Baby, Burn!

Prairie Burn Earlier this week I had the opportunity to document the controlled burning of 35 acres of native grasses and wild flowers.  What was once left to Mother Nature, with lightning strikes and wildfires, today's prairies are nurtured with periodic, carefully-planned and controlled burns.       Native grasses can grow over six feet tall.  … Continue reading Burn Baby, Burn!

Creepy Memories

Japanese Gardens Do you remember what movie scenes or make-believe stories scared the hell out of you as a kid, but now, as an adult you think of them as nothing but "kids' stories"?   For me, it was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  Seems kind of silly now, but the "Mirror, mirror on the wall" … Continue reading Creepy Memories

Sunflower

After a predawn shower, the clouds cleared and the sun came out to put this sunflower in the best light possible.  The sunflower was a gardening experiment in the back yard, so I didn't have to go far to catch this beauty.