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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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06 May 2015

The Briargate Mustangs

Briargate is a large neighborhood in the northeast part of Colorado Springs. It's very suburban and densely populated. There is a popular shopping center called the Shops at Briargate right off the interstate, and this large sculpture of a group of wild mustangs sits just to the east of it. To tell you the truth, I've never liked this sculpture because, for one thing, the horses all look gaunt and hungry! I've been meaning for years now to photograph it for the blog, but I just never made the effort since I disliked it so strongly. Finally, last week I happened to be in that part of town with a camera and a few minutes of spare time, so I stopped and snapped some pictures. Up close, it's a lot more interesting than I realized. I can see that a ton of work went into it and it definitely bears the stamps of the artist's style (that would be T.D. Kelsey, according to the informational plaque). So I guess I like this sculpture a little bit more, now that I've had a chance to see it from all angles and take a few pictures.

05 May 2015


I found this bucolic looking ranch at the very edge of a new neighborhood on the northeast side of town. Looks pretty cool, doesn't it? It'd be kind of nice to have all this open space right next to your neighborhood. But when you take a step back, you see this:
Obviously, it has been sold to the highest bidder. Which means that soon, this grassy prairie will look exactly like this:
Yet more beige tract homes. Is this progress?

04 May 2015


An eastern redbud tree in full bloom, with a cloudy sky and Pikes Peak in the background.

03 May 2015

Sunday Style!

Here's a photo I took at the end of October last fall. I really like this lady's understated style. The cigarette leg black pants are a wardrobe staple, the oversized handbag is functional and stylish, and I love her chic, no-nonsense hair! The flat shoes are fantastic too. They look like they might be Ferragamos, which would be quite an investment but well worth it for the fact that they are beautifully made, comfortable and classic. Ferragamo flats never go out of style. I think you could drop this lady into any big city -- New York, Paris, London -- and she would fit right in.

02 May 2015

Cheerful reminders

The other day I got home after a long photo shoot in Denver, exhausted and hungry, but when I saw these cheerful blooms in my front yard I had to take the camera out of the bag for just a few more pictures. How could I resist? Here's your proof that spring is finally in full swing!

01 May 2015

May 2015 Theme Day: Revolution

It's the first of the month! That means it's Theme Day for participating City Daily Photo bloggers all over the planet. (It also happens to be Friday, so let's call this a Skywatch Friday picture too.) This month's theme is revolution. I decided that this mural of Bob Marley, at the corner of Broadway and Colorado in Denver, would be a great Theme Day subject. After all, he did sing a song called Revolution. And he was definitely a revolutionary in his time.

For more Theme Day pictures from CDP bloggers all over, click HERE. And for more Skywatch Friday pictures from bloggers all over, click HERE. Have a great weekend!

30 April 2015

Kokopelli will never die

Ah yes, one of the several life-sized Kokopelli figures at the El Colorado Lodge, a hotel just inside Manitou Springs city limits. Kokopelli was all the rage in the 1990s. You could find him on t-shirts, ashtrays, bumper stickers, keychains, you name it. He was everywhere. Heck, one of my acquaintances even got a Kokopelli tattoo (I bet she regrets that now!). If you ask me, he's a bit passé now, but don't tell the owners of this hotel! ;^)