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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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17 January 2017

Orange on orange

An unexpected composition of shades of orange presented itself yesterday afternoon as this pedestrian rounded the corner of Vermijo Street and Cascade Avenue.

16 January 2017

A bad day for scootering

We saw this fellow as we were driving on Bijou Street yesterday morning. It wasn't just snowing, it was damp. There's something about dampness that makes the cold even more miserable. The poor guy looked pretty chilly! I hope he made it to his destination quickly. It was no day to be out there on a scooter.

15 January 2017

Sunday Style!

This is my friend Crystal, who's not only a mother, she's a grandmother. Every time I see her she looks cute. She's got a quirky, artsy style, which is no accident -- she is an artist, after all! Lately she's been sporting peacock blue hair. It looks great on her. I love how there is no age barrier anymore when it comes to fun hair color. Women of any generation can experiment with bright blue hair and no one bats an eye. And do you like her fun tunic? Surprise! She got it at the thrift store for a couple of bucks! That cool necklace? She created it herself! Looking stylish from head to toe, Crystal! I'm lucky to have such fun, interesting and original friends in my life. :^)

14 January 2017

That moment when...

...you look up from trolling for a parking space at King Soopers and see this right in front of you. It doesn't matter how long you've lived here, it takes your breath away every time.

13 January 2017


I spent all of yesterday chained to my desk with no chance to go out and about to take a picture for today's post, so please enjoy this photo from my archives. This is one of the beautiful gothic doors at Grace Episcopal Church, captured in late afternoon light on February 11, 2016.

12 January 2017

The Waycott Opera House

One of our lovely, frontier era buildings in Old Colorado City, on our city's west side. I've always known this one as the "Meadow Muffins Building" (because of a popular bar by the same name that has been there for as long as I can remember -- now it's called Mother Muffs), but I learned tonight that its official name is the Waycott Opera House or Mack's Opera House. Although downtown lost quite a few gems in the 1970s thanks to an ill-conceived and regrettable "revitalization," Old Colorado City has retained a high percentage of its historic commercial buildings. I appreciate that. I've never noticed the "Mack's Ice Cream and Candy" sign painted on the side of this one. How could I have missed it all these years? Googling those words brought me to THIS site. Scroll down to the section on Colorado City, what Old Colorado City was called before it was annexed by Colorado Springs in 1917. (FYI: that's not the original name, though; founded by Anthony Bott in 1859,  Colorado City was actually called El Dorado at first.) The site explains that the Waycott Opera House was built in 1901, and other than the opera on the second floor, its spaces served a number of different purposes over its first few years. At some point, Mack's Ice Cream and Candy was in the basement and a vaudeville theater was on the first floor. The third floor was a dance hall early on, and later held meeting spaces for various fraternal organizations. Fascinating! I've actually gone to private parties and shows on the second floor, when my friend Eric lived in a loft there over a decade ago. I never knew its original purpose. You learn something new every day!

11 January 2017


The view around twilight yesterday afternoon from the Mesa overlook. So beautiful.