These Days…

These days, my front yard is a mountain meadow, spread with wildflowers, trees, and plants I don’t know the names of. Some mornings, I wake to find a small gathering of elk munching their breakfast. Now and then, but rarely, a moose wanders through. There are rabbits and foxes, also. My back yard is a…

Blessings…

First things first, I have to give a great big western “THANKS, PARDNERS!” to Colorado Tire and Service. I recharged my own AC, and it still wasn’t even cool. I called and asked for a ballpark quote to replace a compressor/collector combo. $700! I was bummed. The awesome thing is that they could have simply done what…

Update…

I love my life. Days are warm, the sun shines most of the time, and all of my views are like this one. Lately, I’ve been lazy getting out of bed, which is something I need to stop. (My bed is just so comfortable these mornings!) I’ve been taking time for mindfulness, though. Each morning,…

Rain and the Arapahoe…

It rained most of the day, Tuesday, so I didnt do much shooting. The shot above is of a place along County Road 3, which leads up to the meadow I sleep in, and further on to the mill. As I mentioned in another post, I want to explore Dillon, so I began at Arapahoe…

Something I wrote a couple of years ago…

it’s still my creed. Don Barnes·Thursday, January 7, 2016 I am not better or worse, no more or less deserving, no higher or lower than anyone else. In the universal scheme of things, I am completely insignificant. If the Lord tarries and no meteor hurtles from the depths of space to strike us into oblivion,…

Feeling Much Better…

  It’s surprising what a difference just two weeks can make. Now that the days are noticeably longer, and I’m waking up to a little bit of light, my attitude has become so much better. Although I’m generally a pretty positive person, sunlight in the morning is a powerful booster. Last night, I was able…

Musings on Modern Living…

You may have noticed that I rant on the current state of humanity quite often. It’s easy for me to jump up on my soapbox about the decrepit state of our species. Today, though, I wont do that. Instead, I want to express a little personal gratitude for the advantages of Human Privilege. As a…

Just Stuff…

Here’s a shot of Silverthorne, from the Dillon Dam Road. This is a shot that I’ve wanted to make for quite some time. Sometime soon, I’ll make the drive a little later and get it with a tripod and the Mk ii. Yesterday, after work, I drove into Silverthorne. There’s a Tuesday Morning store there,…

Harmony

In the past year, my life has become Livable. The pace has slowed, and stress is minimized, but not gone. Every night, I sleep well, and mornings are pleasant. Running was good. Running? That’s right. I ran…away…but not blindly (which was what I’d considered). For several months, I worked to convert a 1999 Ford Explorer…

Coming Out of Darkness…

Winter has pulled so much out of me. Recent mornings, it was hard to get out of bed, and I wasn’t very enthusiastic about my work. Yesterday and today, though, have been different. When the Reflectix came off the windows, I could see treetops outlined against brightening blue sky. Stepping out Maggie’s door, there was…

Dark Mornings and Culinary Stuff…

While the afternoons grow longer, mornings are still very dark and chilly, up here on the mountain. First strains of light begin to appear around 6:30. By that time, I’m already working. Not complaining, though. The job is helping me do the needed things. For those who have wondered about my culinary habits, I’ll let…

Back

Once again, it’s been a long time since I’ve written. This time, I’ll make no apology. It’s part of who I am, and I’m learning to accept that. The pics above are a little tour of my experience, so far. I’ve enjoyed it all, and cant wait to see what’s next. You may wonder what…