Friday, August 17, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Chili 3

Here are some green ones. These were described on the package as a "New Mexican variety." 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Chili 2

Here's another chili. this one has turned completely red, but its neighbors are green. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Chili 1

A chili from the yard. This one can't decide if its going to turn red or stay green.

Monday, August 13, 2012


Here's an image of our egg plant growing in the yard. Early on it reminded me of Audre from Little Shop of Horrors. Now its pretty identifiable 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Birth of a Sacred Datura

The flowers start as these long green cylinders. 

The bloom pushed out through the top.  

The horn shape then relaxes open.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Flowers from the yard

A couple of flowers from the yard to round out the week. These are Sacred Datura. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Kingston Peak trail

The Kingston Peak trail is a Jeep route between Alice and Rollinsville Colorado. It winds up Mammoth Gulch to the pass between James and Kingston Peak, before proceeding down to Alice. This was one of those perfect days for such an outing. This is the view looking back toward Mammoth gulch. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

James Peak

Here is a view of James Peak taken from the north east along the Kingston Peak trail. It was an amazingly beautiful day and an exciting drive.  (Click on the image for a larger view).

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Fal River Road

Here is a classic glacier carved valley looking East back toward Estes Park. It was taken from the Fall River Road in the Rocky Mountain National Park. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Flower opening

Here's another flower from the front yard. It starts as a wound cylinder and slowly relaxes into a standard flower shape. I thought this stage of its development was the most interesting. 

Estes Elk

Here are a few of the many Estes Park Elk. They're like squirrels in that it is pretty easy to find some most days. They've been known to wander into the town of Este's Park and plan them selves in the center of town. They are wonderful to watch nonetheless. 

Sunday, August 5, 2012


Our first eggplant has appeared. As I watch it grow, I can't help but think it looks 
far too much like one of the pod people from Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012