Posts Tagged ‘Denver’


Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry


“Geometry. This challenge is about the shapes and rhythms that make up the geometry of our world. Many photographs of any genre have an underlying sense of geometry, but I often like to make this the main subject of my work. I think it’s the most important aspect of a photograph’s success. This could be the patterns of the natural world up close and personal, or the rhythm of your local buildings.” The Daily Post At WordPress

As I read this it took me a bit to mentally flash through my files.  It was the last phrase that caught my eye and made my decision.  Here are some photos I shot in downtown Denver last January…


Thursday Thanks – Seasons

Autumn in Colorado

Autumn in Colorado (Photo credit: Snap Man)

It rained all night and most of the day in the Denver area.  With the rain, cooler temperatures came in as well.  Some of the mountains even got a dusting of snow at the higher elevations.  Autumn is coming – and after the hottest summer on record in Colorado, that is a welcome change! Grateful for all four seasons here this year…


Communities Caring For Community


Neighbors Helping NeighborsIt’s been great to see the outpouring of generosity from the metro Denver area for their neighbors who have been impacted by the fires.  The rebuilding process is just beginning, and some out of the area may forget once the fires are contained and the news crews leave.   Out of sight, out of mind, the old saying goes.  Donations of all kinds continue to come in though, from the metro area.    One thing that seems to remain – old-fashioned community and neighbors.  Maybe there’s a silver lining in all of this after all – just maybe…


Travel Theme: Secret Places


I have thought about this for a few days.  Ailsa has challenged her readers from Where’s My Backpack? to post photos of a place that is little known, unknown, or an out of the way place.  I have thought until my head hurt and I couldn’t think anymore until…

I found my Secret Place – two of them, actually.  And they are right under everyone’s nose, not only in Denver but just about any city in the world.  My secret places are the Botanical Gardens and the Zoo.  What makes them “secret” though, is the time of year I go:  I love visiting in the off-seasons, winter and fall usually.  Not many people want to walk in the cold, and most don’t find the Gardens especially inspiring when things are dying or flowers aren’t in full bloom.  Here are some photos I found from my walks through the Gardens and Zoo in Denver.  I hope you find them as enjoyable as I have!

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When I’ve traveled, I have visited Boboli Gardens (Florence) in the fall, Parco Sempione (Milan) in the dead of winter, and the Palatine “Museum” (Rome) also in winter.  I have visited Hyde Park (London) just before spring, and the National Museum (Bulgaria) in winter.  What places are secret for you that are in plain view? 🙂


Weekly Photo Challenge: Together


Two pelicans cruise together on Sloan's Lake, Denver CO. Photo by Debbie Sarcone

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