My husband and I are a great birding team. He relies on me to help him hear and spot birds, and I rely on him to get any pictures that he can. We often learn important things when we look at his photos later, making them of great value to me. But when I'm on... Continue Reading →
https://vimeo.com/304876539?fbclid=IwAR2-M2ltaYxMwSxgPTBVhWtRSHZXw6mRASGt-cioRKYPzwunXIV0ZZMVzOY This nine-minute video documents nature photographer Mike Forsberg's quest to film a Dipper underwater. With the help of local bird-lover Steve Den, he stakes out Dipper nests in the Poudre River canyon in Colorado and waits. A meditative film on the rewards of persistence, it ends with a stunning clip of a Dipper swimming.... Continue Reading →
Here comes February. For those in the northern hemisphere at high latitude, this short month can be the most bleak of them all. It doesn't even matter if it's not colder, grayer, or snowier than previous months. It's that winter isn't over yet, and rarely are there any signs that spring is coming. Frost on... Continue Reading →
I'm still thinking about the false premise "I'm not creative." For those who believe creativity means doing something unique, so new and different that it feels like we've never seen or heard it before, a fear that they are unable to make something truly original keeps them from owning their own creativity. Plenty of creative people... Continue Reading →
By adding wire limbs to food and other items, Border turns inanimate objects into characters to tell visual stories. For example, a hot dog in Border's world plays with sailboats in a bowl of baked beans.
When I'm out in the wild, I look for patterns and shapes. For some reason, the one I come across the most is the stylized heart common on Valentine's Day cards. Here are a few I've seen over the years. (OK, I confess. These were in the parking lot.) Another found heart, this one on... Continue Reading →
It's that time of year: my parents are visiting us in Colorado. The following is a post from their visit in 2010, but I can guarantee we are out somewhere with cameras recording the beauties of the American West. We were fortunate enough to spend last Friday up in the mountains showing my parents the... Continue Reading →
Last week, I came across a picture of a crocheted camera case and it reminded me of the quilted case I made for my old Pentax SLR over a decade ago. The case I had was falling apart despite the duct tape and I couldn't buy a new one because the camera was so old, so... Continue Reading →