Just Playing Around and Enjoying the Weather

This post has been forwarded from my Posterous archive.
For the last couple of weeks, Alden and I have been enjoying the spring weather here on the Western Slope. We head out in the morning or at midday to eat and take a walk. We never know what we are going to see. The state park at Fruita recently opened a trail all the way around one of the lakes. It hosts many kinds of wild birds. I used the telephoto lens on my digital DSLR to capture some of them, but they weren’t very sharp. I modified them in Photoshop, then printed them out on drawing paper. I’ve had great fun modifying them further with watercolor pencils. (By the way, I have changed the title of the white flying bird. It is a Western Grebe, not a Caspian Tern.)
As you will discover, if you follow this blog, I have too many interests and am easily led astray. I say this because, though I have enjoyed this break, I need to resume work on an exciting new writing project.