Travel Thursday

Sunrise in Breckenridge, Colorado - Image Colorado The Blog
Breckenridge Sunrise

Happy Travel Thursday everyone.

I’ve lived in Colorado since 1987. In all the years I’ve lived here, I’ve never once gone skiing. Not to say that I haven’t spent time at the ski resorts, I’ve just never put a set of snow skis on.

For several years, the wife and I would spend our wedding anniversary in the mountain ski town of Breckenridge, Colorado. The altitude there is around 10,000 feet. We stopped going there after a while because the lower oxygen levels that high up was affecting us to the point we were having difficulty breathing.

I still go there from time to time. Lots of beautiful mountain scenes and wonderful people, but it is harder to do the anniversary trips these days due to the responsibilities of caring for Trudy’s elderly mother. It’s a major production to for us to go anywhere together as someone has to stay home.

These days, the wife and I take turns doing the things we like to do. It’s okay though. I have my things, the wife has hers. It’s the time at home together we enjoy and knowing that we’ve done everything we can for her mom is satisfaction enough. As one grows older one learns to adapt.

Today’s travel photo is from one of our anniversary trips to Breckenridge. Taken at sunrise on a cold November morning.

My Rodents Are Out Of Order

Marmots are common in the Rocky Mountains and are very sociable animals. They are related to squirrels.

In lieu of the fact that I’m not out taking photos this week, I’ve decided to go through some of my neglected image catalogs.

Case in point. Rodents.

Not the most glamorous subject in the photographic world, rodent photos still sell on the stock agencies though I’m not sure why.

My best guess is they are needed to fill out some type of web or print article on the subject, and as such I try to keep a good supply of nice, clear photographic depictions of the critters available for that purpose.

While going through my catalogs, I noticed that my rodent photos were not exactly organized the same way I organize most of my other photos on the hard drive. Neglect pure and simple.

Today, I’m wading through a sea of rodent photos and have been concentrating on getting my portfolio of Marmot shots straightened out.

Here’s one of them. He is now a well organized rodent.