Sunday, September 30, 2007

fall colors of aspen and brush

The wonderful patterns in the middle of this mandala are created by the autum colors of shrubs along Morrison Creek, with golden aspen standing at the edge, then pines and the mountains.

cloud iris

Landscape pictures with cloud formations, remind me of an eye. The art work looking back at you, so to speak and there is rich detail in the iris. In this picture you can see golden aspen on the hillside, if you look close and a dusting of snow on the mountain. It was taken while passing Greenmountain Reservoir

Thursday, September 27, 2007

aspen and blue sky

Last weekend drove up Mt. Evans road a ways to take in the changing colors of the aspen. It was a beautiful day with blue, blue skies. There is one switch back on the road that has a wonderful view of the mountains with lots of color and a picnic area. So I was able to get out and walk around. I have not quite made it an annual treck but could easily do it. Will see this weekend if the the trees south of Steamboat are as pretty.

Monday, September 24, 2007


Pansies and Fall go together. On this first full day of fall we are having cool blustery weather to set the season off right. Planting pansies now allows some color in the garden, they survive the winter and reward me again in the Spring when they will bloom again. The delicate purple edge on this flower drew my attention, I scanned it instead of taking a picture.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

leaves falling

It is officially Fall on Sunday, twigs and leaves of the cottonwood next door have been falling for some time. I decided to scan a couple leaves and a stem and see what patterns developed. Hope the above is pleasing Aspens in the high country are also turning I'll try some of those pictures in a mandala, too.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


My Grandson is into trucks and consturction equipment. This is a Caterpiller front loader we passed doing road work on a long stretch of highway construction.

Sunday, September 16, 2007


This past week we went to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. On each corner of the town square there are arches made of many, many antlers creating wonderful patterms.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Wolly caterpillar

Looking from afar, it almost looks like a plaid star, but on closer inspection you will find a wolly caterpillar. The weather is changing to cooler. It is September after all. I will be headed off for a weeks vacation, so hope the weather doesn't get too cool. No ice and snow yet, please. I'll have some new pictures to play with when I get back!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Morning Glory Heart

The color remaining in the garden is mostly annuals. The morning glory vines are pretty prolific. I like the shadows in this mandala, one shadow is shaped like a heart.