This is a test post to see if I’ve successfully linked my blog with Facebook. Postscript: It appears I now have two Facebook pages, one for Pied Type and one for Susan Richards. And apparently posts here will be reposted to the Pied Type page. Hope I haven’t confused anyone. Continue reading FB test post
In the face of seemingly unending bad news, one might seek respite in the mountains via the photographs of Estes Park, Colo., photographer Erik Stensland. Seen above is my favorite mountain, Longs Peak, the highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park, rising above Estes Valley and the town of Estes Park. This has long been … Continue reading Seeking serenity
I love a great photography competition and there’s another one now in progress — the 2022 Sony World Photography Awards. Some of the category winners have already been announced and they will go on to compete for the overall Open Photographer of the Year title. If you enjoy great photography as much as I do, … Continue reading Not your average snapshots
I’d never thought about the gender of mountains, or of any particular mountain, until I encountered Erik Stensland’s photograph entitled “Longs and His Domain” (above). That’s Longs Peak, highest mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park, and as much as I’ve loved it all my life, I’ve never thought about its gender. (There, see? I just … Continue reading Are mountains male or female?
The fog unrolls itself to be a prayer rug to the mountains. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie Image © 2021 Erik Stensland Continue reading Prayer rug
We must never, ever forget the horror of January 6, 2021 — the day when Americans turned against Americans in an effort to subvert Democracy itself, to overturn the results of a legitimate national presidential election and seat instead a usurper, a thief, a delusional would-be dictator. It was a coup attempt, an insurrection — … Continue reading Lest we forget