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Hi, I'm Tamera, a professional wedding, portrait and boudoir photographer in Colorado Springs. But this blog isn't about my professional work; no, it's a daily love note to my beautiful city, where I've lived for most of my life. I love it here and I hope you enjoy seeing Colorado Springs through my eyes and lens!

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27 March 2015

Skywatch Friday

Blue, blue, late winter sky. This is a section of the building that houses the garage where I get my car's oil changed every 3,000 miles. It also contains a full-service car wash. On a nice day, it's better to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine while you wait for your car to be serviced, don't you agree?

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26 March 2015

Coquette's Bistro

Last weekend Pat and I finally had a chance to check out Coquette's Bistro and Bakery, across the street from Poor Richard's. All of our friends have been raving about it. And it's co-owned by our friend J.B., which is another good reason to eat there! I had forgotten that it's a gluten-free restaurant. Gluten is not a problem for either of us, so it's no big deal to us either way. Regardless, it was delicious. I had the most insanely yummy grilled cheese sandwich (there was brie in it! I'm still dreaming about that sandwich!) and a salad dressed with basil vinaigrette. Absolutely delicious! Pat had biscuits and gravy along with the most sinful doughnut you could imagine: maple glaze and bacon. On our way out I stopped and took a picture of their pastry case. Don't these cupcakes look delicious? And it's all gluten free!

25 March 2015

Professor Plum

I know that some people think of pigeons as basically vermin, but I think they're cute or even beautiful sometimes. Look at the gorgeous plum collar on this fellow, and the subtles shades of grey. He's a beauty.

24 March 2015

Nearly there

We've had some lovely, mild weather lately. Here's Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods captured on March 20th, a day that felt almost like spring. I won't hold my breath, though. I've lived here long enough to know that in March it's safe to say we haven't seen the last of winter yet.

23 March 2015

Rising water

A snowy winter followed by the inevitable spring melt has caused the water to run briskly in Monument Creek. It always makes for a dramatic photo.

22 March 2015

Sunday Style!

Ah, yes. Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars, a.k.a. Cons, Converse, Chuck Taylors or simply Chucks. Personally, I tend to call them Cons. I can't remember a time when I didn't own a pair. Did you know that the original Cons debuted in 1917? Almost 100 years later, they still never, ever go out of style. Cons are everywhere. (Just take a look at yesterday's blog post.) They're cheap, utilitarian, universally popular and yet somehow subversive. Most people can pull them off, but at the same time they're very punk rock. They go with everything -- even a formal wedding gown! My current pair is brown. What about you? What color are your Cons?

21 March 2015


Patrons at the counter of Pete's Kitchen, our favorite Denver eatery, captured on the afternoon of March 12th.