Friday, June 24, 2011

Day 175

This little guy has been hanging around in the rhododendron that's touching my kitchen window for about 5 hours today. I hope he stays.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 173

Looking straight up the front wall of my house, one step outside my front door, on a sunny day.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Day 171

One of my daughters polished my fingernails this weekend. I used to wear a lot of dark reds and pinks, but now I just wear very light colors, if I ever do my nails. Chalk it up to getting older, with too much to do in too little time; pale colors don't show the chips!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Day 169

Really, who can look at the sky and not feel at least a twinge of awe at the beauty of the world?

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day 167

These guys are very noisy Tweeters. Thankfully, they're much more polite than a certain congressman of recent infamy.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Day 159

Look really carefully at the spot immediately left of the rock that's mostly shaded, with just a bit of sun. That's one of my climbers.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Day 158

More trees growing through rocks. I loved the sky that day.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Day 157

The tenacity of life: A tree growing out of the rock at Vedauwoo.

Yes, that's snow on the ground. The yellow on the rocks is fungus.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

Day 154

Sagebrush, which dries up to become tumbleweeds. This is as green as it gets, hence the color "sage green" is often mistaken for grey.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Day 146

This is at a place called Vedauwoo, a popular recreation spot. People come here to camp, climb rocks and do other outdoorsy things. Myself, I went there to take pictures and be cold while my kids played on the rocks and did outdoorsy things.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Day 144

More layered red rocks. This is a somewhat higher elevation, and therefore not much green surrounds it.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Day 142

Sometimes, plateaus just appear nearby. Road signs appear, too.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Day 140

Spring is evident along this stretch of 287 in Colorado. The greyish-green plants in the front are sagebrush.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Day 139

Along Route 287 outside Fort Collins. I think these two rock formations were natural, and not manmade, because nothing else for miles was manmade, but I wouldn't swear to it.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Day 138

On Route 287 outside Fort Collins, Colorado. I love the way the hill just splits and you can see the rock layers. It gives new meaning to the name "Rocky Mountains".

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Day 137

I like the way the few clouds in the sky cast shadows upon the mountain. I also like the power line atop the mountain, a reminder that civilization may be 50 miles away, but it's still there.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Day 136

Did anyone miss me? I went to Wyoming for my daughter's law school graduation. The next couple of weeks will be pictures from that trip (why waste some good shots, after all).

Route 287 in Colorado, near Fort Collins.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Day 133

Who hasn't cursed the dandelions all over their lawn? But they are kind of pretty when they're flowering.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Day 131

When you step outside and look up, this is my crabapple tree, at least this week!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Day 130

Looking out my kitchen window, today I see....

My crabapple tree, a riot of color!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Day 129

My Kwanzaan Cherry, which only flowers but produces no fruit, burst into bloom yesterday!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Day 128

Remember my purple plum tree from a couple of weeks ago? It's flowering now.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Day 127

My weeping cherry tree in the rain. The greens seem more vivid when wet.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Day 126

My Weeping Cherry tree. It was taller, but the top of it came down during a wind storm almost 2 years ago.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Day 125

I'm not entirely certain what this is, other than pretty!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Day 124

Who would have ever dreamed that a classic southern plant, the magnolia, would grow in Northeastern Pennsylvania? It's not that big, but it's spectacular for a couple of weeks each year.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Day 123

Who thinks about the fact that maple trees flower? Now you do!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 122

Who doesn't love a rhododendron in bloom? We probably have 20 or 30 of them in varying sizes. This color is my favorite.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Day 121

My yard smells like spring this weekend, for the first time this year. All of the flowering trees and shrubs were likely planted before WW2, most likely in the 1920s, and smell magnificent!

And of our cherry trees! If there is any fruit on this tree, the birds get it all.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Day 120

After the storms, our power has stabilized, the skies have cleared, and I can show you a close up of one of my cherry trees!

I think this will be a week of flowers.

I've whined about my weather, but my thoughts are with those in the south who have endured terrible tornadoes - my 50MPH winds were nothing by comparison!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Day 118

Staring up our 300 year old beech tree, while wandering around the yard during today's power outage. At least there's light out here.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Day 117

This little birdie flew out of a tree when I was wandering around, and perched atop the gate post. He almost looks like part of the wrought iron, doesn't he?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Day 115

The hunt for spring continues, with a quick look at my purple flowering plum tree. A cursory glance doesn't reveal spring, does it?

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Day 114

Happy Easter, one and all!
I love this basket, which I bought about 20 years ago. Hand painted ceramic imported from Portugal, the bunny fills it with leftovers after he's filled the kids' baskets. Not good for the waistline, of course, but fun anyway!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Day 113

Wall tree isn't really a sign of spring, because it's green year round, but it should be flowering soon!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 111

More signs of spring: the burning bush looks dormant, but there are buds at the ends of the branches!