Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas Tree

We are now with Christmas Tree, and the decorating has begun.  And there's the little maple tree outside, whose still in full fall colors.

Christmas time.

I'm trying out a new camera.  This is out the kitchen window.  My pear tree in the foreground, the lavender below that, and see the Meyer lemon behind that.  We get this foggy misty morning more often during winter.  It's regularly pretty dramatic.  Do you like the pendant lights floating in front of the pine?

Here's another photo with the new camera.  I was going for short depth of field.  I really wanted that blurry background but giving it color.  I like the red contrast of the berries against the green.

Trying the zoom here.  Even here is beautiful color.  Anyway, there you have it.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Crossing Colorado

We crossed the Colorado border last night as the sun was setting.  Wow.  It's so beautful!  We came in from the northeast on I 80 from Nebraska, then cutting across I 76 to Denver.  Yes, Nebraska gets pretty remote, but still lots of huge farms.  Once you cut into Colorado, it really does become wild.  Unchanged, and natural.  Really, the first time I felt that across the whole country.  Sure, we saw nature and lots of it.  This is different though.  Nature was surrounded by nature.  Lacking the aquarium feel.  No fences or buildings and so on.

This is where I grew up.  Speaking of unchanged.... :-)  It's starting to look like it doesn't fit in the neighborhood anymore, well, except to me.

Along the way, love the landscape.

Lots of driving.  Beautiful open road.