Saturday, January 7, 2012

On a sad note . . .

Our Little Friend - Allenspark, Colorado

The coyote depicted above and in my post dated December, 24, 2011, was a regular visitor to our home in Allenspark. Whenever she would come for a visit, our dogs always announced her arrival. Although a little skittish, she never ran whenever this happened. She was always tolerant whenever Lori, or I, photographed her through our living room window.

Day after day . . . week after week, she would come. Then, all of a sudden, she stopped coming. What happened to her? We worried. Had she been hit by an automobile? Hopefully, no one had shot her. Perhaps, she had found a mate and they had run off together to start a family. After all, she was approaching her first birthday.

Yesterday, we learned through the grapevine that our neighbor had been boasting how he had recently shot and killed a coyote. Surely, he didn't kill our little friend. Is that what happened to her? Did he shoot the little visitor who had provided so many photo opportunities for Lori and I? Although, we may never know for sure, this was probably her fate.

My question is "WHY?" What did she ever do to harm anyone. Certainly, she deserved better.

The neighbor in question claims to be a hunter. I have nothing against hunters who eat what the kill. However, I have no respect for anyone who kills simply for the sake of killing, or to hang a trophy on the wall.

Skip, you're no hunter. You're a killer. It's individuals like you that give a black eye to hunters.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Gallery Opening

You Are Invited . . .

An opening reception featuring my photography, along with the work of three other artists, will take place at the Art Center of Estes Park, Friday, January 6, 2012, between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served.

Among the photographs featured will be four images from my new series, "Wildlife of North America in Black & White." Also on display will be new images that I made in 2011. I hope to see you there.

The show is scheduled to run from January 6 to February 12.

The Art Center is located at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, Colorado, in the Lower Stanley Village Shopping Center above the Subway sandwich shop.

For additional information contact me:
Phone - 303.747.2074
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