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Hi, I'm Tamera, a professional wedding, portrait and boudoir photographer in Colorado Springs. But this blog isn't about my professional work; no, it's a daily love note to my beautiful city, where I've lived for most of my life. I love it here and I hope you enjoy seeing Colorado Springs through my eyes and lens!

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28 March 2017

Everybody get in line

It's cute how ducks do this. And this queue is even more adorable because it's girl-boy-girl-boy. We saw them at Monument Valley Park a couple of weekends ago, in the creek. Always lots of waterfowl to be found there!

And now for a song by my favorite band (just listen to the first line):

27 March 2017

The Hogan

The Navajo Hogan looks cool by day, but you should see this landmark sign by night. It's awesome!

Sorry for the late post today -- less than two hours to midnight, but better late than never! I spent all day doing gardening and yard work things, then grown up things like grocery shopping. It never ends! See you tomorrow!

26 March 2017

Sunday Style!

Here's my friend Sarah with her cute dog Beowulf. (Does the word "cute" still apply when the dog is over 100 pounds? I think so!) I've always liked Sarah's funky, boho style so I asked her to pose for me. We did these pictures a few days ago in Old Colorado City. This outfit is a perfect representation of Sarah's look: yoga/chic/comfy/edgy/artsy. I love her mop of curly hair -- she never tries to force it into submission and it always looks great (work with your assets, not against them!). And of course Beowulf looks fantastic too, just like his mom :) Thanks for the pictures, Sarah!

25 March 2017

Big bird

Last Sunday, Pat and I went for a walk in Monument Valley Park. The sun had already dipped below the mountains, so it was nearly twilight but still very warm. As we were walking we came across this enormous hawk sitting on the chain link fence above the creek. He watched us while we watched him. I wasn't exactly toting a wildlife-worthy lens, but he let us get close enough to grab a few decent pictures. He was huge! Eventually he took wing and drifted down toward the water. As we walked on, Pat spotted him again, this time on the bank of the creek. I couldn't figure out what he was doing down there -- to me it looked like he was wrestling with a big stick -- but Pat correctly guessed that he was eating a snake. A SNAKE. Yikes! Well I certainly wasn't expecting to see a huge bird murdering a huge snake when I told Pat I wanted to go for a walk. I have to say, anything that willingly eats a live snake has got my respect!
If you look closely, you can see that he's got a big snake pinned under his foot.
Yup, definitely a snake! (P.S. It seems awfully early in the year for snakes. I guess the warm weather lured this one out prematurely.)

24 March 2017

Wind, rain, snow

Fitful spring weather today includes gloomy, grey skies and extremely high winds that have been plaguing us since last night. It's hard to sleep when it feels like your house is going to blow down! Thankfully it'll be nice and sunny again tomorrow.

23 March 2017

A good day to drive the convertible

They're predicting 70°F (21°C) and lots of sunshine this afternoon. You'd better take your garage queen for a spin today, because tomorrow is supposed to be cold, rainy and even snowy. Finicky Colorado weather, as usual!

22 March 2017

A sign of the times

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner has a local office on the corner of Colorado Avenue and Tejon, which is why you'll find protesters almost daily on that corner since the presidential inauguration. I captured this lady on March 16th. From this picture it looks like she was the only protester, but in fact there were many, and they are quite indefatigable in their pursuit. Healthcare is just one of the myriad topics they demonstrate about, and every time I pass this through this intersection during the week, I see more protesters. A sign of the times, indeed.