The sun is low in the sky and the shadows are long on the dirt road. It was frigid as I walked down the road with the two younger dogs. The old one was left looking out the window. The vet told us our distinguished old gentleman has a bad heart. So we left our golden retriever, Champ, inside by the warm woodstove.
The breath of the youngest, Rob, steamed out of his nostrils like a war horse as we waited for Dulcie, our foxhound. She has a way of disappearing into the trees, leaping away in the undergrowth in an instant. So Rob and I waited patiently until she came back to us. Rob, an Aussie mix, has severe hip dysplasia at 18 months. He's compensating with lots of love and exercise as well as daily physical therapy. But he knows that he can't keep up with the hound. So we wait.
She comes back as she always does, breathless and smiling ear to ear. We head home to the warm fire and our old friend waiting by the window.
My fine art photography features the cities, landscapes, flora and fauna of the American West. Every photo is archival quality and will last a lifetime. Your satisfaction if very important to me. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase you may return it within seven days for a full refund minus shipping and handling. No questions asked!
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Colorado fine art photography featuring life and nature in the American West.
I moved to Colorado more than 20 years ago and have always been an avid outdoors enthusiast. In 1999 I moved to a house we built in the forest of the Rocky Mountains where we lived off grid with solar power, well water, and cliff hanging dirt roads for twelve years. It was a unique experience that connected me to my environment in a very personal way and definitely influenced my work.
Our Rocky Mountain off grid home.
Many of my photographs were shot in this personal environment where I once lived. Colorado has so many wonderful opportunities for shooting photography. I have also traveled extensively in America's West shooting the Pacific Northwest, red rock canyons of the Four Corners, and the California coast.
My idea of fun! I'm shooting Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona.
Besides my passion for photography, I love traveling, hiking in the mountain forests, reading, and sharing my life with my husband, daughter and two dogs.
This blog is dedicated to all the people that have encouraged me to capture with my photography the beauty that can be found in the world around us. Please feel free to comment and give me your opinions. Enjoy!