Does autumn get any better than this?

This post and photo appear at SkyWatch Friday, “a place to enjoy skies and views from all around the world.” A new edition begins every Thursday evening at 7:30 GMT. This photo checks in at #379 for this week.

Next to Wonderland Lake in North Boulder this morning.

Autumn color

No fiddling with color, no Photoshopping. Honest. (I haven’t had Photoshop anyway since I did a computer upgrade in midsummer.) Straight out of my pocket camera, Canon Powershot SD100, with minor cropping.

Aspen gold

This post opens the 40th edition of the blog carnival Festival of the Trees, with a focus on the benefits of trees. Take a look at some of the lovely posts and photos from trees and tree lovers around the … Read More…

Welcome, Nature Blog Network!

I’m honored and delighted to be the featured blog this week at the Nature Blog Network. Welcome, NBN readers! The Nature Blog Network is a marvelous community of nature lovers, writers, scientists, and photographers. If you’re looking for outstanding blogging … Read More…

Visiting old friends in the Bay Area

I’ve been gone for a week, visiting my old haunts in California. And what gorgeous weather for enjoying old friends! First there was Point Reyes, just north of San Francisco, one of my favorite spots on the face of the … Read More…


On Marshall Mesa

“Let’s go see what our plant friends look like in their native habitat,” says our volunteer leader, naturalist Dave Sutherland. After weeding and seeding once a week during the growing season, we volunteers have little left to do in the … Read More…