Thursday, November 29, 2012

Peregrine Falcon

This one is a bit hard to read at first.  I had an opportunity to photograph some raptors earlier in the fall, above is a peregrine falcon flexing his wings, blurred by motion.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pink Bells

Back to flowers!  I took a lot of flower pictures this summer.  These were up in the Betty Ford Wildflower Garden in Vail.  On a tall stalk - hadn't seen pink ones before.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Flagstaff Sunset

Sunset in Flagstaff, AZ, off I 40, getting gas.  This was actually going to Sedona, but we take the same highway back to Colorado on the return trip.  The sunsets would be behind us on the way home.  Back home 3 of my Mandalas were juried into the Gateway to the Rockies Show, the opening reception is tonight, Nov 16th, from 5-7:30 at the Aurora History Museum.  Show runs thru December 15th.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pink Flamingos

This one might be a little hard to read at first - I took it on the fly as we were leaving Jerome, AZ, the mining town on the side of a hill.  They are a group of pink Flamingos wearing hats with sunflowers decorating a mail box.  They were just cute and different!

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Regular Kachina was in a niche where we were staying - the morning light was shining on him.  Liked the patterns the wings made.  

Friday, November 9, 2012

Coffee Pot Rock

A different view of Coffee Pot Rock, looks more like a rock kachina in this version.  We were in the residential area just below the formation, looking up.

Monday, November 5, 2012

purple cactus

Have always loved these prickly pear cactus that shade from purple to a teal green.  Above mandala has mostly the purple parts - it was against a tan adobe wall.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Flowers for my birthday

Took a vacation to Sedona, AZ, for my birthday and got a bouquet of flowers to brighten up the place. The Bird of Paradise made a unique structural element in the mandala and I liked the colors.  The next few Mandala will be from that visit.