Photography

Robins in the backyard

A lot of Robins in our backyard in Commerce City lately. Janis put some oranges out to try to get the birds closer.

Colorado Skies

You have to love those Colorado Skies. Looking over some old photos on Facebook and the crazy weather/skies we got there. Sure do miss that about Colorado. Jon Chandler got it right when he wrote this great song.

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Auntie Em..

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From our office window at the Attorney General’s Office

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This is really what Jon was singing about..

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from our office

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Road trip to Death Valley

Well, let’s cross another off the bucket list. Weather was in low 80’s on Wednesday, so decided to jump in the car and go to Death Valley (2 hrs away). Within 15min of the house we were in the mountains, and saw signs to watch out for bighorn sheep. (no sheep). In an hour, we were in Pahrump, It was a nice drive until we had an issue with our SUV. Just heard this thumping every now and then. Apparently something hit the skip plate under the car and tore a chunk out of it. I had the car serviced that morning, and thought that the dealership forgot a screw in or something, I went back the next day to the dealership to yell at them, but they put it on the rack and all the screws were there, and apparently we ran over something which tore the skip plate. Janis and I never saw anything in the road and have no clue how or when that happened.

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We stopped at the Death Valley pay station to get a map once getting in the park, and luckily a family was there. The son was nice enough to tie it up so it wouldn’t drag on the ground and make it worse. It was very nice of him to do. He wouldn’t accept the $10.00 we offered. You can see it hanging down under the car.

Some of the panoramas I took. (5 stitched photos)

Here’s some of the non/panos that Janis and I took.

Unfortunately, we weren’t here at sunrise (or sunset,which was still 3 1/2 hrs away. The scenery was awesome, but not nearly as good if we could have gotten there at dawn or later in the day. For another trip!!

Bellagio Spring display

Went to the Bellagio Casino tonite, to see the fountains display, as it was supposed to be re; the Game of Thrones. Unfortunately it only lasted 2 weeks and we missed it as it closed yesterday.

Inside the Bellagio every quarter they have a real nice display. A Harvest display, a Christmas/holiday display, and the spring display, which was a Japanese display this year. Some beautiful flowers , tulips galore, and daisies and Irises.

Road trip to Nelson, NV

Janis and I went to Nelson, NV (by way of Searchlight, NV) today. We went to Searchlight which is about 45mi outside Henderson, NV, as we thought there was some good desert flower/cactus available. Unfortunately, there wasn’t anything out there. I knew that Nelson, NV was on the way back from there, and I knew there was something there to see.

Nelson is 13 Mi off highway 165, and is a very nondescript place. Not a lot to see, or do. About 2 mi outside of town on the other side, is a mecca of old rusted out cars, trucks, and other items. A lot of cactus too, not in the flowering stage, but they were close, and we’ll come back in about 2 weeks and those should be be in full bloom.

The people that run the place also live on the property, A very unique place.

Here are some photos from today..

Aurora Ember, 1 month old (-3 days)

Went out to see Aurora Ember just 3 days shy of of her 1 month birthday. Nicole was still off work so we we had some nice pictures done.

Welcome Aurora Ember!

Janis great niece Aurora Ember came into this world at May 31, 2018 @ 12:03 A.M. wearing 7 lbs, 10 oz, and 20 1/2 inches long. At first she didn’t have a name, Mommy Nicole and daddy Justin were very happy.

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Footprints

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Nicole and Aurora

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Justin’s family, Grandma Debra, Aunt Keely, and Grandpa Mike

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Grandparents with Aurora

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Janis with Grandma Susan

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Tom and Janis with Aurora Ember

Travis First Communion - May 8, 2016

Travis had his first communion mass today, TL’s parents were able to come to it, which was nice. There wasn’t ability to take photos inside the cathedral, so only got photos at the reception.

It was tough to get down there to take photos, since we were in the process of moving and packing up etc., but I’m glad we were able to see this and them before we move away in a month (ish).