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5 Shots: Vallecito Lake, CO

Just got back from a four-day vacation to Southwest Colorado, 18 miles north of Durango, Colorado. It was a seven-hour car ride from the Verde Valley, AZ where I live. We went to escape the heat and to sit by a mountain lake. Here are some shots of our Airbnb cabin. I wanted lakeside access. I got it! Which shot do you like best?

Aspenglow
A room with a view.
Lost in a daydream.
Sitting waiting for the sun to set.
Exposed trunk
Welcoming in the outside.
A fall day in Colorado

 

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1 Shot Wednesday: Colorado Aspens

Counting down the days until we head to the Colorado Rockies for some quiet time at a lake cabin. Last time Jim and I went to the San Juan National Forest just north of Durango, we camped outside of Telluride. This time we are trying out Vallecito Lake. There’s giant Pike lurking in the depths, and Jim wants to catch one. I remember as a girl living in Northern Wisconsin; I was awestruck by fishermen coming to shore to clean their catch. With monstrous teeth in a wide mouth, and its length at 1 meter (3 and some feet), Pikes are predators and scavengers. Let him fish. I’m kayaking and taking pictures of Aspen trees. Stay tuned!

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Five Shots: A Summer of Driving

corn
Illinois Corn

The COVID summer will be etched forever into my heart as the summer I spent crisscrossing thousands of miles through the interior of America to spend time with my mother who battled cancer and succumbed on Thursday, July 30. Here are a few pictures on the road complete with bug splats and reflections. I never claimed to be a professional photographer. I just like searching for the light. I will be taking some time off from the blog. I’ll be working on novel three and going back to teach at school later this week. Thanks for understanding.

Colorado Plains

Destressing around Zearing Park, IL

Iowa Morning

Nebraska Sunrise

New Mexico Monsoon

Pikes Peak, CO

NM

Monsoon Strike

Ruby