Monday, September 20, 2010

Lightning At Westglenn

August 24, 2004 It was a dark and stormy night. LOL The lightning was magnificent. I was lucky and caught several flashes. This was probably the most dramatic shot of the evening.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


July 2001

We were out shooting at Roger’s Lake, a dry lake (usually) hoping to get some good sunset photos over the San Francisco Peaks when in the distance we saw some horses. At first they were shying away from us. I had been going out to Roger’s Lake for photos for some time and had never seen horses there so I wondered if they were wild ones passing through. I made a whistle noise and suddenly they were right by us. I started shooting, but soon was defending my tripod from them trying to munch on it. I think they were asking why I didn’t have any goodies for them. If I had known, or even suspected, I would have brought some carrots.

After a bit I heard a noise in the distance around where the homes dotted the tree line and the horses took off running towards home.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Niphados has emerged from the snow to play.

 Niphados came out of the big snow of 2010. She tried to emerge a couple of times but remained buried under all that snow for a long time. She did finally emerge towards the last of the snow and she was beautiful. She crumbled the walls of the fortress with her talons and tail, laid some eggs so there would be more dragons for our future, and was in the spotlight for her magnificence on the front page of the local newspaper. It took 3 days (8 hours per day) to get her to emerge from the huge snow bank around our house. And on the last day she finally whispered her name to me, “Niphados” which means snowflake in Greek.