In Sonoma, they use roses and many other plants to bring in insects which are good for grape production. This particular rose was photographed outside the Benziger winery.
This is the campus of The Broadmoor, a fantastic hotel at the base of Pike’s Peak. This place was absolutely beautiful. Too bad we were only there for a few days, and working, to boot.
My friend, Jeff Polly, demonstrating the largesse California is willing to show cigarette smokers in public areas. I’m an ex-smoker myself, courtesy of this treatment, so I can laugh at both sides. I think this solution is a bit extreme though. Can you imagine a group of twenty or so …
Lake Tahoe, March 13th 2004. This was a really beautiful place. The snow was thawing, creating many streamlets all over the property. I tripped and almost impaled myself on a piece of rebar. Good stuff.