Sunday, June 21, 2015


Conjunction of the moon, Jupiter and Venus. Venus is on the right.
June 20, 2015.

At the park

Blue Heron face off

Dwindling goslings started with 8 now there are 2

Domestic Mallards gone feral

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Sunset at Arbor Lake

We need a little beauty today. Sunset at Arbor Lake, Arvada, Colorado.

Selfie in the park.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Lightning, thunder and hail! Oh my!

Lightning, thunder and hail over Arvada. This is about a 1/2 hour after video below. I brought the camera inside, then the cat and I went downstairs until the worst of the storm was over. (Note: this is a 7second loop that plays over and over.)

Zap! I extracted this still photo out of the above video.

Lightning storm over Broomfield. This is second attempt at recording; I didn't have the camera set to video mode on the first attempt. (Note: this clip requires JavaScript to be enabled.)

lightning storm over Broomfield.

Posted by Clyde Hoadley on Thursday, June 4, 2015

Monday, June 01, 2015

Fun at the range

I had a lot of fun at the gun range this morning. I haven't shot a firearm in almost 40 years but I still managed to do fairly well.

Me at the Firing Line indoor gun range, Aurora, Colorado.

Springfield Armory XD mod 2 9mm semi-automatic.

Not bad for a newb.

OMG! I actually hit it!

This is a Walter P1 9mm.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Little birds

iPhone photo, ducklings, Lake Arbor, Arvada, Colorado, May 12, 2015.

gosling, Arbor Lake, Arvada, Colorado, May 11, 2015.

iPhone video (27sec,) goslings, Lake Arbor, Arvada, Colorado, May 12, 2015.

Contrary to popular belief this isn't a little bird it's a backhoe at work.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Out for a spin

I took the motorcycle out for a spin this morning. I took Hwy 93 through Boulder to Hwy 66 east of Lyons then traveled east past Longmont to US85 at Platteville. I went south to Fort Lupton then west on Hwy 52 through Dacono to Hwy 118 at Niwot and rejoined Hwy 93 in Boulder. I stopped for lunch at the Sonic Drive Inn in Westminster and got gas across the street. It was a pleasant 120 mile ride. There were a lot of bicyclists on the highways today.

Friday, May 01, 2015

To art or not to art

Draw and paint from a photo.

Oh, it's not that bad.

Photo of Longs peak and Boulder flatirons from Standley Lake.

A value (light/dark/grays) sketch I made while there.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Metzger Farm Open Space, Broomfield,Colorado.

Blue Herons on nest, Metzger Farm Open Space, Broomfield,Colorado, March 31, 2015.
Blue Herons on nest

Great Horned Owl with chicks, Metzger Farm Open Space, Broomfield,Colorado, March 31, 2015.
Great Horned Owl nest

3 Turtles on a log, Metzger Farm Open Space, Broomfield,Colorado, March 31, 2015.
3 Turtles on a log