Today marked the Autumnal Equinox , but it has felt like Autumn here in Colorado for the past few weeks. Unfortunately, I’ve still been unable to sneak out of town to go photograph the fall colors in the mountains. However, I decided that wasn’t going to stop me from photographing something else – I mean, this is Denver after all! There is no shortage of beautiful things to photograph in this town. So, I got ambitious and contacted the powers that be at DIA and they gave me permission to photograph the airport. I headed out last week and caught this shot:
That sunset was something to see and I feel really lucky to have been there at that moment. As I’ve mentioned before, we’re including images of Colorado in all our outbound Family Plaques & More international shipments. This one is now a serious contender for top slot. We’ll be having a contest on our Facebook Page soon where Fans can vote on which image to send out with our international orders. So, if you haven’t already, mosey on over and Like us on Facebook. We’ll have the contest once I photograph a few more select locations.
Have a great weekend everyone-
Ahhhhhhh…. Fall. Wonderful, wonderful Fall has finally arrived in Colorado. This time of year always results in me loading up my camera gear & planning my escape the mountains to start photographing all the Fall colors, such as this:
(……pssst! I didn’t take that picture above, but I wish I had…)
As I mentioned before, I went to the town of Crystal in August to photograph the Crystal Mill. When I’m photographing anything, I always remind myself to look around at everything else surrounding me – to try and see more than the obvious. So, while at the Mill, I looked behind me and saw these gorgeous flowers:
I posted this picture on Facebook and asked if anyone knew the name of this particular flower. My friend Don, who’s a Colorado native, told me that it is called Fireweed and it grows from bottom to top. He also said that the tale goes, ”Once the flowers reach the top, it’s time for the first snow of the season!” My guess is this beauty has reached the top by now. I’m trying to get back to the Mill in late October, so perhaps I’ll get to photograph it again before winter. Until then, I’m going to enjoy all this cool weather & the change in colors. Yay Fall!
Last week brought a very unpleasant change in our lives. My beloved Grandmother, who is my namesake, passed away from complications from a stroke she suffered in June. The day of her stroke, I flew to California to be with her and my two maternal Aunts. The memories of the days I spent with my Grandmother are helping to ease the loss, as I was able to laugh with her for the last time, hold her hand for the last time, and tell her I loved her for the last time – knowing it would be the last time all the while. I feel lucky to have had that time with her, understanding what it meant.
My mother died when I was nine-years old, and my grandmother filled the void left by her absence. I cannot begin to express how important she was in my life and how much I enjoyed her as a grandmother. She was smart, funny, tough (very, very tough), determined and gracious to a fault. Just a few of the many qualities I loved so much about her. I will miss her every day, but am so grateful for the time I had with her during my life.
Rest in peace Grandma.