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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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21 January 2017


I randomly came across this food truck when I was out and about earlier this week, and was immediately taken by the URL printed on its side, COSILoveYou.com. Of course I was intrigued! I love Colorado Springs too! (Duh!) So I went straight to their site and found that it's a collaboration among many local churches, in conjunction with the City and the Springs Rescue Mission, to feed the hungry and the homeless in and around Colorado Springs. I think that's wonderful! If you'd like to learn more or to volunteer, go to their website and follow the bouncing ball.

20 January 2017

The cause of all the commotion

Pat and I were running errands on Wednesday when we found ourselves stuck in a traffic jam on Academy Boulevard. Things were moving at a snail's pace, and to make things worse, it was rush hour. When we finally came upon the cause of all the drama, I snapped a photo from the passenger seat. What a mess! (There was another smashed up car too, blocking the left lane entirely.) Academy Boulevard is one of our busiest streets, if not the busiest. I avoid it as much as possible, but if you have to drive on it, it's a good idea to pay close attention or you might end up like this guy.

19 January 2017


Looking in the opposite direction from yesterday's photo, Pikes Peak is visible in the distance from Tejon Street between its namesake, Pikes Peak Avenue, and Colorado Avenue. Flanking it are the Wells Fargo Building on the left and the Antlers Hotel on the right.

18 January 2017


Probably the most popular Irish pub in town, Jack Quinn's is a great place to pop into for a pint and some fish and chips. Now I'm making myself hungry. I guess I'll have to go to Quinn's soon and partake!

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. :^)