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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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16 March 2018


Another photo from Biedleman. This was strictly a location scouting kind of shot, I wasn't intending to use it on the blog. But since I didn't really get outside today, I didn't get a picture for you, so this is what you get!

15 March 2018

Circles within circles

I was doing some location scouting at Biedleman Environmental Center this afternoon when it started to rain. It wasn't much, but it was enough to discourage me from hanging around (I hate getting wet). On my way out, I was taken by the pattern that the raindrops made on the surface of the creek, so I paused on the footbridge for a picture before scurrying back to my car.

14 March 2018


The bright red Peak Bowl letters juxtaposed against a blue, blue sky and fluffy clouds, at a little before 6:00pm on Monday. I know that people like to complain about the "spring forward" part of Daylight Savings, but you have to admit that it's nice to have sunshine at dinnertime. I'm looking forward to spring!

13 March 2018

An artifact

In the spot where the King's Chef's second location is now, at the corner of Bijou and Nevada, there used to be a business called Norton Office Supplies. It was there well into the 1990s or even the early '00s -- I can't remember exactly when it closed. When I worked at the camera store downtown, I used to volunteer to be the one who walked over to Norton's whenever office supplies were needed. In turn, the Norton folks shopped at our store too, whenever they needed film or photofinishing. The Norton family were well known and loved, old school Colorado Springs. I remember that they had an adult daughter with Down's syndrome. I'd estimate that she was in her forties. She'd occasionally come to the camera store, which never failed to brighten our day. Eventually, after many, many years in business, the Nortons retired and closed up shop. I'm sure the prevalence of big box office supply stores didn't help.

Downtown is very different now from the way it was then. I do miss Norton Office Supply and the other small businesses that have closed down in the last 15 or 20 odd years. I was pleased to notice last weekend that in the alley behind their old building, an artifact of their tenure lives on.

12 March 2018


Getting this post in just under the wire -- I'd forgotten about the Daylight Savings Time shift! Here's a snap I took over the weekend in a downtown alley. I've never noticed this mural before.

11 March 2018

Sunday Style!

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I went for a walk with my friend Marie last weekend in Monument Valley Park. On the final stretch back to our cars this guy sauntered past us. There were lots of people about, most of them (like us) wearing exercise clothes, but he was out there strolling in a jaunty plaid fedora and matching scarf. Love it!

10 March 2018

A project is afoot

A project is afoot on Monument Creek, and I'm dying to know what it is! I was walking with my friend Marie last weekend and I noticed this just north of the Uintah Street bridge. Hmmmm! What can it be? I know that this stretch of the creek (or for that matter practically anywhere in Colorado Springs) is a stormwater nightmare. Maybe the powers that be are trying to mitigate things in this spot. They'd better hurry up and finish. Spring is around the corner, and March is usually a heavy precipitation month!