Monday
Jun092014

High Fashion On The Town At Belmar

One fine, sunny Colorado afternoon we flung open the doors, threw on our heels and hit the town of Belmar (part of Denver, Colorado).  What a fun, sassy afternoon filled with brilliant colors, lovely lines and chick high fashion!  Join us in our little urban adventure! 

 Lucky Strike- Halie G- ©2014 Jodi Grim Photos All Rights Reserved

FTHNDLYLTY- Jonae H ©2014 Jodi Grim Photos All Rights ReservedJungle Queen- Halie G ©2014 Jodi Grim Photos All Rights Reserved W- Jonae H. ©2014 Jodi Grim Photos All Rights Reserved

Glamour On A Stair- Halie G ©2014 Jodi Grim Photos All Rights Reserved
Shadow Dancer- Jonae H. ©2014 Jodi Grim Photos All Rights Reserved ©2014 Jodi Grim Photos. All rights reserved. 

A special thanks to our beautiful models Halie G and Jonae H! Enjoy! 

Wednesday
Apr302014

Devil's Backbone

There is a wonderful place here in the Front Range of Colorado called Devil's Backbone.  Home to some rather large, foreboding and chillingly awesome raptors flying about which nest atop the Backbone's rocks.  A sight which might seem eerie to some.  I am enthralled at watching them gracefully swoop from above (as long as they keep their distance, that is!).  Here, beneath the raptor's gaze, you can meander through miles and miles of high desert paths, amazing vistas and rock formations!  It is truly one of my favorite places to trek off to on a day off all year round! Hiking, trail running, snow shoeing, mountain biking, bird watching, picnicing, horseback riding...The list of things to do here goes on and on...There is a marker a mile or so from the trail head from which you can see multiple mountain peaks from one view point (This is particularily stunning in the winter-time!).  

I recently learned to make rope and have been experimenting with yucca leaves, various plant fibers and tree barks in my new found hobby.  So, whilst trekking and meandering about the rocks, I snapped a few photos, gathered a few samples, laid out my picnic blanket and soaked up the Colorado sun!  Half way through my last hike there (and a few miles from any shelter) storm clouds began to move in, the sky began to rumble and I decided to pick up my pace and jog back.  I couldn't resist snapping a few more photos along the way, however. There were actually people who were just beginning their hike when I made my return (Which made me wonder of Scottish weather, be glad for the rain and smile at these wandering souls!).  It wasn't a torrential rain that soaks you to the bone and dampens your spirit...but rather a nice, cooling sort which lifts your spirits!  All in all I would highly recommend this raptor's haven!  The views are spectacular! Remnants of dinosaurs and an ancient sea's shoreline now inverted toward the heavens.  And just as I was at the very end of the trail, I arrived as rainbow greeted me! How lovely nature can be when you fear, respect and worship it! 

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Friday
Apr252014

Tip Toeing Through The Tulips...

After a long, long and arduous winter, the blossom of Spring seems all the more spectacular...As the sight of green grass quenches one's soul after a trek thru the desert, a hug after a bout of loneliness, water after a drought...

These wonderful things appear all the richer turning a bland black and white slate to crimson.  It is so marvelous to see these amazing, growing things sprout up and enrich our world! A lovely little gift of Spring I discovered on a bicycle ride through a local neighborhood.  It seems all the more rich and beautiful after a long, cold winter! Brownie points to whom ever can name this flower! 
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Saturday
Mar292014

A Picnic In The Spring

Today, I ventured out for a lovely hike just on the edge of the mountains near Boulder, Colorado.  

Spring finally spread her wings and enveloped us with warm sunshine and tiny blossoms and blooms!  As I made my way for a hike from the NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Rearch, Mesa Branch) Trailhead toward the Mallory Bat Cave! (Which is off limits just now due to a 'white nose' bat fungal infection btw...You may read more at:  http://www.dailycamera.com/news/ci_17771353.)  

I stopped to take in the vista you see here...Oh what an amazing view!!

Perfect spot for a picnic, don't you think?

Care to join me? 

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Thursday
Mar202014

Across The Great Divide

How the West Was Won.

I had the good fortune of having the opportunity to snowmobile for the first time in the mountains around Winter Park, Colorado this snowy winter season.   Snowmobiling has been a life long adventure for me but meandering through the trees, hills and valleys of the driftless area of western Wisconsin, however, not the epic vistas atop a mountain such as this one.  So, expanding my horizons to exploring the mountains was spectacular!  A little history on the old, wooden bridge you see in this photo (which was part of the Denver and Salt Lake Railway line through Rollins Pass and crossing the Continental Divide and a major thoroughfare to the west) can be found here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollins_Pass.  This had a big part to play in how the west was won!

P.S. Look carefully in the mid-left of the trail on the mountain and you will see several of my fellow snowmobiling crew.  I've never ridden such nice, new snowmobiles and to see this view! #epicmoments #breathedeep #Coloradosunshine

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