Notions of darkness and shadows, violence and love, hardboiled.

Photography of Colorado and the American Southwest displaying nature and history.

All material on this blog is original creation by James Blatter unless otherwise noted

 

Brief Moments: Noble Lineage

Scheherazade she was not,
She told one tale,
Brutal to hear,
Worse to know,
I ruined her life,
Over and over,
For 1,001 childhoods,
So a street thief I became,
Better odds of survival,
But no happy endings.

Words by James Blatter

Brief Moments: Meditations

A taciturn spirit,
Has silent reflections,
As they pass,
In wornout shoes,
Nothing left to share,
Vanity burned out,
As moonlight turned day.

Words by James Blatter

Brief Moments: Fact or Fiction

"Local Beautician Reports Sighting A UFO"
I find it odd this headline ran,
It isn’t news or rumor,
Just nonsense,
Completely randomized,
Which,
I suppose is the greater truth.

Words by James Blatter

What the lost years forgot
Photo by James Blatter

What the lost years forgot

Photo by James Blatter

October ridge line outside my office in Glenwood Springs.
Photo by James Blatter

October ridge line outside my office in Glenwood Springs.

Photo by James Blatter

A rainy day in Colorado’s Autumn

Photo by James Blatter

A rainy day in Colorado’s Autumn

Photo by James Blatter

Dear non-Coloradans, the Aspen are beautiful, and they do turn deep red as well as glittering gold.
Science has no specific reason for this, but think that a dry year that becomes cool and wet, as has happened in Colorado in 2014, makes the trees create more sugar which in turn turns red when the chlorophyll factor shuts down.
 Photo by James Blatter

Dear non-Coloradans, the Aspen are beautiful, and they do turn deep red as well as glittering gold.

Science has no specific reason for this, but think that a dry year that becomes cool and wet, as has happened in Colorado in 2014, makes the trees create more sugar which in turn turns red when the chlorophyll factor shuts down.

 Photo by James Blatter

Soaring into the Autumn Sunset

Photo by James Blatter

Soaring into the Autumn Sunset

Photo by James Blatter