The Animas River and San Juan Mountains
as seen from atop the ‘High Line’ of the
Durango & Silverton Railroad, some 400 feet
above the canyon floor.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop
Inspired by Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish
winding road beckons
round and round and up and down
fall in full finery
WPC: The Road Taken
Hummingbirds and flowers
enjoy a mutually beneficial
In search of nectar for their
may visit up to 3,000 flowers
While the flowers provide them
essential food, the hummingbirds
in turn pollinate the flowers.
flowers are designed primarily
to attract only hummingbirds,
being red to yellow in hue, with
long, narrow corollas and
Females, who rear their young
alone, establish regular feeding
routes carefully designed to allow
individual flowers just enough
time between visits to refill with
Hummingbirds and flowers…
a match meant to be.
No call to run or scream or shout
Just because I am about
With pinpoint vision I zero in
On chosen prey I aim to win
Swooping down with talons sharp
Piercing quickly through the heart
Never killing out of greed
Taking only what I need
As Mourning Doves scattered in
all directions, a Sharp-shinned
Hawk, against the odds, managed
to skillfully score a meal.
Morning light reflecting off a window
and through a glass door created
this image in our home.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow
dusk’s curtain falling
purples and oranges galore
bid adieu to day
Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude
The California Job Case provided a way to store
movable type used in letterpress printing.
It contains 89 compartments where specific letters,
numerals, symbols, spaces and punctuation were
The case was arranged according to the frequency
of use of the letters and characters so as to make
typesetting more efficient.
As part of Typography class in the School of
Journalism, I actually learned how to set type
by hand using the California Job Case.
We have repurposed one of these cases to display
a variety of collectibles, which fit nicely in the
Weekly Photo Challenge: Repurpose
gracefully glides across ice
Weekly Photo Challenge: Graceful
Weekly Photo Challenge: Ambience