Because clouds

This was the view this morning from the Alpine Visitor Center (elev. 11,796 ft.) in Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park is down in the valley, through that hole under […]

Love birds?

The 2021 Bird Photographer of the Year is Alejandro Prieto, whose photo “Blocked” was both the overall winner and the Gold Award winner in the Birds in the Environment category. […]

Cycling: So Colorado

This is a screenshot from the Alpine Visitor Center webcam on Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park. In the past there have usually been several people here admiring the […]

Alpine Visitor Center

Webcam page ‘new and improved’

Today I’ve launched an updated version of my webcam page, the one that’s usually at the top of the “Trending” list. Not without lots of blood, sweat, and tears, mind […]

We didn’t start the fire …

The news from Afghanistan this week has me angry, sad, frustrated. I’ve always believed that when Osama bin Laden escaped that country, we should have left too. So now I […]

Name that tune

Reprinted from Pied Type, August 22, 2011 Funny how the mind works. When it works. If it works. I was in the kitchen fixing lunch and out of the blue […]

Ypsilon Mountain

How to hide a mountain

Now you see it: Now you don’t: This is smoke from wildfires in the western US and Canada. A huge disappointment for sightseers in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, but a heartbreaking […]

Home delivery — a mixed blessing

I picked up a really bad habit during the covid lockdown last year — home delivery of just about everything. Leisurely shopping via computer, never even leaving the couch. And […]