Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Kumihimo With A Donut

I found this ceramic bead at Michaels and thought it would be an interesting focal point for a braid.  I added a couple large hole beads and then added cord to string some beads at the bottom.  Now that's different!

Monday, October 6, 2014


This must be the first cousin to the dandelion.  Any flower petals are long gone but the pretty little ball of fluff remains.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Nearly Done

It's way past prime time for wildflowers in the Colorado mountains but there are still some little beauties hanging on.  

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Most Unusual

We've been over Kebler Pass a number of times but this year we found lots of tan-colored ferns at the base of some of the aspen trees.  Conditions for the ferns must have been different this year and it created some interesting contrast.  This spot was especially nice for photography because of the light streaming in and the contrast with the big aspen trunks.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Black and White

I could post more photos of fall color on Kebler Pass but decided to show some of the other subjects we encounter on our little jaunts (like the sheep posted yesterday).  Today its an aspen tree that no longer thrives.  It has many dead branches and was completely stripped of any foliage but I thought it would be interesting to try in black and white.  This is the lovely result.  Now if a red bird had just perched on one of the branches just before I shot . . . .

Thursday, October 2, 2014


Although it isn't common, occasionally one encounters a herd of sheep on the highway in Colorado.  They are either coming from or going to high country where they pasture for several months.  On a recent trip over Kebler Pass we came around a curve and there they were! by the hundreds.  There's no choice but to stop or run over them so we waited until the herders could clear them away and took advantage of the photo op.  The furry creatures were polite and moved right along.  Of course the sheep dogs nipping at their heels and barking created a good incentive.