Sunrise on a Very Long Day

A Very Long Day

On the road in Utah before the sun comes up and still driving through Kansas 5 hours after it goes down makes for a very long day! We were headed home from visiting our daughter and granddaughter in Turlock, and had one more night on the road and then one more day driving. A short … Read more

Train at the Continental Divide

Road Trip: Gallup, NM

The best green chili I’ve ever had was at the el Rancho restaurant in Gallup, New Mexico. First recommended by my friend and colleague Brent Thompson almost 20 years ago, I’ve been fortunate to enjoy their chili at least 1/2 dozen times and can report it’s still as good as ever! It is also very … Read more

Chocolate Dala Rudolph

Chocolate Dala Rudolph

I wanted to make something for dessert and I decided on a yellow cake with chocolate frosting. But I didn’t want to make a full sized cake. So I searched for miniature yellow cake and found a wonderful recipe! With minor modifications, that’s the cake I made. Next, what to bake it in? I knew … Read more

The Golden Hour

Southwest of Denver

Here are a few shots from a trip to Denver we took early in November. The pictures were taken along the Lariat Loop Trail, which we picked up in Morrison. Our first stop was at Red Rocks, scene of many wonderful memories over the past 30 years. It’s hard to resist taking a break alongside … Read more

Coronado Heights

LCH Lobby Photos

In late 2010 the Lindsborg Community Hospital remodeled their main entrance lobby. The hospital has a history of displaying art (mostly paintings) by local artists, including some by their own staff. So it wasn’t a big surprise that the decision was  made to use photographs from the Smoky Valley as one of the elements of … Read more

Lower formation, stage right

Behold Red Rocks!

Red Rocks Amphitheater, west of Denver near the small town of Morrison, is a majestic place to see a concert, or for that matter, just to visit. Red Rocks! Just to hear the name invokes fond memories for almost all deadheads, as the Grateful Dead were known for performing some amazing concerts in this unbelievable … Read more


Goodbye to Mugs

Bad news, bad news Come to me where I sleep Turn, turn, turn again Sayin’ one of your friends Is in trouble deep RIP Mugs. Our 4 year old rescue cat had to be put down today. Between the diabetes, the feline HIV and his current infection, he had no chance. He was, like all … Read more

10 Drachma 1926 Greek Airmail Stamp

1926 Greek Airmail Stamps

These lovely Greek airmail stamps from 1926 are among my favorites. The light pastel watercolor wash gives them a soft glow that is unlike any other stamps I have seen. From a Linns magazine article comes the following information: Greece joined the world of airmail in 1926 under the auspices of a company called Aero … Read more

Elevator at Sunset

Three From a Bike

I rode my bike late in the day and captured 3 striking images of scenes that at other times of the day would have gone unnoticed. It started with the backlit trees on the Välkommen Trail. Something caught my eye so I stopped to take some photos. Later, as I was crossing Lincoln, the flags … Read more