No Greater Love Than To Lay Down Your Life for Friends in Aurora

Every time I read about this story I can't help but think how incredible this was. There wasn't just one person who gave up his life for another in Aurora Colorado, but three people, who died in place of a friend. This story for some reason reminds me of the story about Arland D. Williams…

Finishing Up Atlanta to Denver and Back Home Again

On one hand traveling anywhere on a plane today is such an incredible pain, and seems to take forever, but in the view of history, two thousand miles in a few hours isn't so bad I guess. We went from a remote-ish cabin in Estes Park Colorado at 8,000 feet to our house, at sea…

The View from Estes Park Colorado in September

Our view from the cabin in Estes Park looks out over Longs Peak, which just got a dusting of snow over the last night or two. The temps are above freezing at around 8,000 feet where we are, barely, but it's cold enough. I don't get a chance to do self-portraits very often but I…

The Four Fillmer Boys as We Welcome Luke into the World

Well one down and one to go. Today we welcomed baby Luke into the world today at 10:07am in Longmont Colorado. Luke weighed in at 8 pounds and measured 21 inches and seemed to be totally at peace with his own existence within a few minutes, hardly even cried except when various nurses jolted him…

A Bumpy Ride but Arrived a Mile High in Denver

So we are in the Mile High city for a few days for the birth of our second grandson, Luke, but while we are here we get to take a side trip over to Colorado Springs and visit with a ministry group there. On a side note, there are an amazing number of ginormous ministry…

Baby Luke and the Mother To-Be Maternity Shoot

Yes my son and daughter-in-law are expecting, this coming September (so is my sister Sarah for that matter, and within about a week of each other, and yes, they are both Sara(s)'ssssesss...). While they were down here for their Disney vacation we got a very quick, and very hot and humid, photo shoot with the…

Simplicity in Barbed Wire and Water

Today’s photo of the day is something I love to photograph, barbed wire.  There are so many different aspect and ways to photograph barbed wire, and almost all exhibit some type of feeling of simplicity (at least the kind found in fields anyway).  This particular shot was something normally hidden in higher water, which no…

The Overlook of Creede Colorado Valley in the Fall

The photo of the day today comes from an overlook of a tiny old mining town called Creede Colorado, which sits in a beautiful valley surrounded by 10,000 foot mountain peaks. The air is crisp, clean, and extremely quiet, and from this vantage point the town looks a little like a toy train center piece…

Fall is Fire on the Mountain with Yellow Aspen Leaves

Ok, well maybe not here in Auburn, but right now, the Aspen groves of the Rockies are ablaze with color. After flipping back over some fall photos of the last few years I came across this one, taken at this exact time of year, but at the 11,000 foot range in the Rockies. You can't…

The Dog Days of Summer, Version 2010

The only thing that seems to like the fact that the heat index has been over 100* (much of the time over 110*) this summer is our dog, and the Lantana.  I couldn't think of a better shot for "dog days of summer" than Ebby sitting on her heated bed.  The dog days of summer…