The Metamorphosis of a Yucca Look more closely to see the metamorphosis of a Yucca. With a casual glance, some might say this is just a dried up root of a long-gone Yucca but of course that is not possible. The Yucca spirit persists and is always beautiful.


The Grace and beauty of Sea Oats A cluster of Sea Oats dance with elegant grace in a twilight breeze. (I love their botanical name – Uniola paniculata) The extreme dry spells has taken its toll on trees and plants including these lovely Sea Oats. Here I tried to communicate their fragile beauty and spirit. I look with “soft eyes” to see the essential…

Morning Glory

A view of Pike’s Peak In its fall morning glory The rising sun lights up Pike’s Peak in all its morning glory and paints a glow on the high mountain meadow above. Photographed in Woodland Park, Colorado. The sight of a majestic mountain in dawn’s early light shedding its glow on a vast mountain landscape is awe inspiring. When we look upon it we…


Inside Garden Of The Gods park in the soft shelter of Pikes Peak, I practice being open and becoming one with the stillness and the beauty of nature that takes me in.

Looking Up

“Things are looking up!” I remember my dad using that same expression. He was an optimist and passed it on to me. No matter how challenging the day or the circumstances

Golden Zinnia

This golden Zinnia is a cousin to daisies and a friend of hummingbirds. “Goldie” mostly sat patiently for this portrait giving me just an attractive bit of attitude.

Afternoon In The Garden

Garden Of The Gods Inspires me It is easy for me to spend an afternoon in the garden. Colorado Springs’ magical paradise , the Garden of the Gods Park , is just a short walk from my home. The Garden is the place where I do my “forest bathing” recharge my batteries and get an inspirational boost. I usually start my day there just before…

Twist Of Fate

A “twist of fate” was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the twist in these plant leaves. I have been creating mostly flower portraits for the last several weeks and my creative energy leaped at the chance to try something new and different If you believe in fate, believe in it, a least, for your good. Ralph Waldo Emerson…

Lavender Lady

The sun peeked through the trees and illuminated this lovely lavender lady just as I entered the garden. I had parked the car shortly after dawn, strapped on my camera and excitedly walked across the partly dark road into the entrance. Always a morning person, I greet each day with optimism and enthusiasm, and the prospect of meeting new kinds of beauty for the…


I am not superstitious but I dig the tune Superstition especially when it is performed by thi ship big band jazz group!

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