Last Rays of Light
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Last Rays of Light

Sunset Tonight I sat at the beach and watched as the sun colored the sky with the last rays of light.  I almost missed the colors because I thought the clouds were blocking the sun too much. Tonight’s sunset wasn’t the bright orange we often see.  Yet, the colors floating across the sky brought beauty … Continue reading

Wooden Windmill
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Wooden Windmill

Most wooden windmills have been replaced by the modern metal versions; so I was thrilled to see this one in New Mexico.  We were traveling home along the long stretch of Highway 87 between Raton, New Mexico and Dalhart, Texas.  The scenery consists of what I call rolling plains and lots of sky.  The sky … Continue reading

Hornbek Homestead (MM)
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Hornbek Homestead (MM)

In the center of Florissant Valley, Colorado stands the Hornbek homestead complex.  Adeline Hornbek came to the area with her four children in the 1870s. Claiming land under the Homestead Act, she defied traditional gender roles to become the owner of a prosperous ranch. (NPS.gov) The Hornbek Homestead is not the one room log cabin … Continue reading

Hummingbird Visit (MM)
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Hummingbird Visit (MM)

I love that magical moment when the hummingbirds first show up in the springtime.  Truthfully, I feel that watching hummingbirds is magical anytime.  Their wings flap so fast as the zip quickly from flower to feeder. Monochrome Madness Challenge “Hummingbird Visit  (MM)” is my entry for his week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge.     This week’s … Continue reading

Cripple Creek, Colorado (MM)
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Cripple Creek, Colorado (MM)

Cripple Creek can be found in a high valley of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 9494 feet.   I always like looking out over Cripple Creek before making the descent into the valley. We first visited Cripple Creek in the late 1990s after gambling had been approved by the state.  The casinos were in … Continue reading