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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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24 March 2017

Wind, rain, snow

Fitful spring weather today includes gloomy, grey skies and extremely high winds that have been plaguing us since last night. It's hard to sleep when it feels like your house is going to blow down! Thankfully it'll be nice and sunny again tomorrow.

23 March 2017

A good day to drive the convertible

They're predicting 70°F (21°C) and lots of sunshine this afternoon. You'd better take your garage queen for a spin today, because tomorrow is supposed to be cold, rainy and even snowy. Finicky Colorado weather, as usual!

22 March 2017

A sign of the times

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner has a local office on the corner of Colorado Avenue and Tejon, which is why you'll find protesters almost daily on that corner since the presidential inauguration. I captured this lady on March 16th. From this picture it looks like she was the only protester, but in fact there were many, and they are quite indefatigable in their pursuit. Healthcare is just one of the myriad topics they demonstrate about, and every time I pass this through this intersection during the week, I see more protesters. A sign of the times, indeed.

21 March 2017

Burning down the house

This is one of my favorite little buildings in Colorado Springs. I could have sworn that I blogged a picture of it in better days, but if I did, I can't find the post. You can find this tiny old building on the far west side on Colorado Avenue, just before you go through the arch to enter Manitou Springs. Unfortunately it mysteriously caught fire a couple of weeks ago, and as you can see, it's pretty much destroyed. I'm sad! I'm sure it's been there since at least the 1930s. I don't know if it's been in use lately (it seems to have had a number of different commercial tenants over the last few years, none of them staying for long). I wonder what caused the fire. I'm sure this little building is too mall and insignificant for its owner to think about restoring. It'll probably just be razed. Sad face :^(

20 March 2017

The candy season

We stopped in to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory a few days ago to pick up a little treat. They were in full swing in there, getting ready for Easter. These colorful candied apples caught my eye in the window. Other than chocolate I've never been much of a candy eater, and that includes caramel, so I've probably only eaten two or three candied apples in my entire life. But these look delicious! I was tempted!

P.S. This post comes very late in the day. Today has been extremely hectic to say the least. Thanks for your patience, dear readers!

19 March 2017

Sunday Style!

On Friday I shot an event for the local nonprofit organization where my friend Amber works. Amber is one of those people that you wish the world had more of. She's kind, generous, funny and has boundless energy in her passion for nonprofit work. She is, in a word, lovely. Everyone that knows her adores her. All of this and she's stylish too! (Just like her mom Crystal, whom I featured HERE on the blog a few weeks ago.) I would describe Amber's sartorial leanings as delightfully quirky yet utterly professional. I managed to get a couple of snapshots of her in between duties on Friday. She looked great, of course, even though she was right in the middle of pulling off the biggest event of the year for her organization, and any other person in her position would have been completely frazzled by that point in the day. Fabulous, Amber! Thanks for letting me take your picture, you're a star! And the conference was a huge success -- kudos to you and your team!

18 March 2017


I had a different photo planned for today's post, but Pat is listening to music in the other room and Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love" came on, and I could hear David Bowie warbling in the background. It gave me a pang. I actually took this picture on May 11th of last year at Wax Trax, our favorite record store in Denver. It seems like so much has changed in this world since Mr. Bowie passed away. Too much, too fast. I wonder what he would have had to say about it all.