All posts by Sheila

I have a passion for the outdoors and I am most happy enjoying what nature has to offer. Hobbies include photography, birding, Pickleball, astronomy, biking, and hiking. I have been happily married, for 44 years, to an amazing person.

~Shades of Blue…


Looking west. We walked along the Big Thompson River today. It was a gorgeous Colorado day. Fifty degrees and partly cloudy.

This photo was taken yesterday. The clouds formations were very different today.


A Great Blue Heron. A funny place for a Heron to perch.


Reeds, a pond, mountains and a Great Blue Heron in the background.


An old Bullocks Oriole nest.

If you have never read about how an Oriole builds their nest, you should check it out.  Nests

Where are the Orioles today that build this nest? Will they return to the same nest in the Spring? I hope so.

My very favorite Scrub-Jay. “Where are my peanuts?” He wants to know.

Do you have any “shades of blue” you would like to share?

~River’s Edge


A magical few moments,

on a lovely walk.

The water was calm,

 the clouds were showing off.

A little fall color remains

before winter’s grip.


Beautiful reflections of the Cottonwood trees.


This photo is a panoramic shot using my Apple iPhone 11.


Long’s Peak in the background.


Howard walking along the path.


I love the plane trails in the sky and the reflection of them in the water.


You can see the sun’s reflection in this photo.


~A snowy Day

Snow on the ground,

clear blue skies,

wind whistling through the pines,

all make a cold wintry day.


We woke up this morning to 9-degree temperatures with lite snow falling. By mid-morning the sun had melted a lot of the snow, but the temperature was still in the single digits.

I always try to keep the bird feeders free of snow.

Spotted Towhee
Just trying a panoramic shot of the backyard. A birdbath full of snow.
Blue skies
Bunny sunning herself!
I took this photo, of the Mallards, a few days ago. Not seeing a lot of waterfowl, on the ponds, mostly Canada Geese.


I wish Skye was here to enjoy this wintery day.
And, I wish she was this young.

Wishing for Spring!

~Simple Pleasures…

Simple Pleasures

A morning cup of coffee,

beautiful fall days,

clouds floating across the sky,

dogs that adore you,

evening light,


glowing stars,

glasses of wine,

hugs from those that love you,

interesting areas,



loving with all your heart,

moonlit skies,



owl hoots in the night,


quite time,

reading a book,

riding a bike,



taking time to reflect,

universe observation,

voices of family,

walks in the warmth of the sun,

watching wildlife in the yard,

eXtra time for hobbies,

yards filled with flowers,






~A Joy in Life…


To share your life,

with a friend,

is pure joy.

Especially a  four-legged one,

because they will always,

give you unconditional love.

A happy Kloudy
Kloudy, with love in her heart.
Skye River, pure devotion.
Skye when she was a puppy
Kloudy taking a snooze.
Skye River cooling off.


Love them every day!