Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Fast & the Flurry-ous

Yesterday Z ran in a 4 mile
cross country race
with his running team.

It had snowed the day before, 
(thankfully not too much), 
but it was really cold, 
at least to me, since I was just
standing around watching.

The cold made it harder to get
really good photos
(because my fingers wouldn't cooperate), 
but here are a few that I liked.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I spy...

So it turns out that 
Eldorado Canyon State Park
is a rock climbing park, 
and even in mid-January, 
there were plenty of climbers making
their ascent.

It became a game for me to spot them
in the tiny crevices of the giant rock faces, 
and then I loved seeing the families
out teaching their kids to climb.

Can you find all the climbers?

Go to my Flickr set
to see all the 

Eldorado Canyon State Park

Just about 15 minutes from our house
is a lovely state park.
We spent a few hours there Saturday morning.
Z, of course, found places to run, 
while I hiked a couple of trails &
followed the creek
for some photos.

PS. Have you ever seen a black squirrel?? I was amazed!

Saturday, January 14, 2012


 The weather has been warming up
lately and melting the snow
during the day.

Then the melted water freezes again overnight...

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Z goes to the Orange Bowl

Z recently got back from his
week-long trip to 
where he saw lots of 
family & friends, 
ending with roadtrip
to the Orange Bowl
with some good college friends.

They just did a great post
with lots of photos 
from the trip...
so go check it out 

Saturday, January 07, 2012

In remembrance.

This morning was grey & cold
with the promise of snow
rolling in over the Front Range, 
seemingly mirroring my own
state of mind.

As I walked along the paths
by the Boulder Reservoir, 
my thoughts turned
to my family in NC.
This afternoon they buried my
Pop Pop, 
and I was saddened not to be
there with them to celebrate his life.

Being out in the brisk fresh air, though, 
I was reminded that even in the 
grey midwinter, we are surrounded
by beauty & life, 
and I am thankful.