Category: Hobbies

Photographing Stars and the Milky Way

Photographing the stars or the Milky Way at night isn’t all that difficult. However, unlike most other photography disciplines, whether it be landscapes or portraits, the equipment makes all the difference in the world. The equipment isn’t cheap either. The reason being, there isn’t a whole light to work with,…

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Pictures of Garden of the Gods

The Garden of the Gods is an incredibly beautiful 1,367 acre State park in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was designated as a National Landmark in 1971. Aside from the awesome beauty one of the cool thins is tourists are allowed to climb on the rocks, and with a permit, are…

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Pictures of Old Farms

Although Colorado is synonymous with beautiful Mountain vistas, the Great Planes have their beauty as well. Many of the old farms, now worn down and in shambles, bring back a haunting simplicity to the way life use to be. Desolate, arduous and lonely, they are relics of a time long…

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DIY Greenhouse in Colorado

Gardening in Colorado can prove quite challenging, especially during the spring months when temperatures can swing 50°F from one day to the next. To complicate matters, hail is quite common and can destroy a garden in seconds. Even pea-sized hail can shred through the green leaves and pit most vegetables…

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Colorado Back-Country Motorcycle Ride

March is still a pretty cold month in Colorado backcountry, except as is typically the case, Mother Nature generously dishes out a few days where the temperatures are warm enough for a motorcycle ride. Fortunately for us, a couple of those days happened to fall on the weekend, so we…

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Do I Need to Heat My Chicken Coop in the Winter?

We live in Colorado, and when we first thought about raising chickens, I was concerned about how to keep them warm in the winter. Colorado winter storms can be brutally cold and windy, with the windchill often dropping well below zero. The last thing I wanted to do was build…

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Oil Change in BMW F800 GS Motorcycle

Performing an oil change in a BMW F800 GS motorcycle is super easy, so don’t bother paying someone else to do it for you. Especially the BMW dealership who will gladly charge you a couple hundred dollars at their convenience. It only takes about 30 minutes, a tad longer if…

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