Back, Buried, and Busy!

dillon648I’m back in St. Louis and so glad that the heat wave we drove away from 2 weeks ago, has left the area. It was 39 degrees when we left the mountains yesterday morning at 5 am, and 82 degrees when we got back to St. Louis around 8 pm. But 82 is do-able, as long as the humidity isn’t overwhelming. I’ll still admit to having been spoiled in Colorado, though. We had a great time! It’s always good to get back home again, and our two cats are certainly glad we’re back.

Since I’m buried in work at Loopy today, I thought I’d share a few more photos with you from our trip. These were all taken by WH and it just goes to show that there is a reason for him to be in charge of photos here at Loopy. Clearly. (Click on them if there are any that you want to see bigger.)








  1. very pretty! i know, we have a bit of rain this morning and the sky seems so dark after the heat wave we have had, not complaining either way though! Both the sun and a little rain are nice (the gardens will love it, as will the grass that was burning out!) It was too hot to knit on my girasolle (??spelling) all weekend! Glad you enjoyed yourself!

  2. Gorgeous photos. I am abyssmal at taking photos, because my hands shake so much. All the really good photos on my site are taken by my hubby!

    Hopefully St. Louis will stay warm and relatively dry for you for a bit, so you don’t need to escape to Colorado quite so soon!

  3. Your husband is a very talented photographer! Glad you had a wonderful time. I’d like to visit there someday. Looks so beautiful and peaceful. It’s always good to get home too. Back to the familiar….and the cats! Welcome home!

  4. Welcome back. The pictures are beautiful! Hey if this yarn thing doesn’t work out you could take pictures for a living…

  5. Welcome back home. I’m glad you had a fun time. The pictures by WH are beautiful! The love the one with flowers in the foreground and the mountains in back. And the pictures of Susan’s granddaughter last week were precious. She’s very cute.

  6. Glad you all enjoyed the trip to Colorado and glad you are home safe and sound. I am SO jealous of the weather you left in Colorado…it was 80 degrees here early this morning, and I am about sick to death of this heat wave! Everyone here is prayingcrossingfingersandtoesdoingaraindance or whatever else it takes to see a little rain this week as they are predicting…I sure hope they are right!

    The flower pictures are beautiful! Love the sweet pea and bee!

  7. I think the photos would inspire some divine yarn, don’t you?! I mean, can you imagine knitting socks or scarves or honestly anything up in these colors????

  8. Wow, fantastic photos! I love the bee one.

    Also, I did my first Loopy Ewe order last week and I’ll have you know that in your absence, your Elves are just as fantastic as always, with the personal note, and the little something extra with the sample card. And it was fast. Granted, I’m only a hop skip and jump away from your store, but still. It was awesome. I can’t wait to cast on!

  9. Welcome home! I’m glad the heat has left too – I actually have windows open!
    Those photos are nothing short of amazing. Although I know it’s more the photographer’s eye that is responsible than the camera, I’m still curious what type/brand of camera does your WH use? I don’t remember if you’ve ever said what he does for a living – is he a professional photographer by any chance?

  10. Beautiful photos!! Enjoyed seeing them very much! Also, all your posts and pictures from your vacation. We love Colorado, too–we’ve spent alot of time in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park — our favorite area! Your previous pictures of the Loopy Ewe sure make me want to come visit–I live in Sheboygan, WI, so we’ll have to be travelling in your direction. I’ll get there sometime—your shop looks wonderful! Welcome home! 🙂

  11. WOW!!! As BFF Liz will tell you, I’m a bit of a shutterbug, but rarely do I get that many “happy accidents!” GREAT pictures!

    And welcome back!

  12. Your pictures are beautiful! I used to live in Colorado, and I miss the flowers and mountains. I hope you don’t mind–I made one of the Columbine’s my computer desktop wallpaper! Thanks!

  13. Absolutely LOVELY photos! It’s supposed to be 114 here in Phoenix today, so I’d take 82 ANY day!!! Glad you’re back safe and sound.

  14. Oh, those pics brought back such wonderful memories of one of the most beautiful places on earth. They would make great postcards. I like the one with the yellow flower in the foreground and the mountains behind. Has he ever entered his shots in a photography contest? He should. Glad you’re rested. Now, back to reality.

  15. WH really does take the best photos. The pictures in Colorado are exquisite especially the one with the bee. Glad you are home safe and it’s not to hot. The past three days have been lovely here since prior to that we had cold rainy weather for weeks and weeks. Hugs

  16. OMG! The bee pic is freakin’ awesome! Gorgeous flowers too. Makes me so sad that I’m sitting at my desk right now and not heading off to somewhere lovely. Hope you had a wonderful relaxing break from the real world and that the crush isn’t too bad.

  17. Welcome back, Sheri! From you posts while you were away, it sounds as if you had a wonderful vacation. It’s tough to get back into the swing of things after being away, but it seems like you have jumped right in.
    The pictures are beautiful. I wish I could take photos like that!

  18. glad to see your home sheri 🙂 The flowers are beautiful indeed. I can’t grow aquilega’s or lupin’s here – wish i could they are some of my favourites.

  19. The Columbine are really great. I love that flower. The bee is a good one also. How much did he pay the bee to wait in the wings until he called for her? N

  20. Thank you for comments on photos. I donate them to bloggers who need colorful content when words and time are scarce. As for cameras, we use a Nikon D80 for Loopy photos and I use a Sony R-1 for outdoor/landscapes. The Sony R-1 (now discontinued) has a very sharp lens and was one of the first to offer live preview and some other features.

    Lens tip: Well known brands Canon and Nikon make great cameras, but their basic kit lenses usually lack clarity and sharpness. They may have “sweet spots” within their zoom and aperture range, but I think most $300 point & shoot digitals produce sharper, cleaner images. I’d recommend stepping up to their better grade lenses, or use a Prime/Fixed lens when clarity is most important. A simple 50mm 1.8 lens is around $100.00.

    One last note on these photos – they were shot early in the morning or near sunset. That has more to do with good results than camera brand, technique or megapixel count. I’m out of space – I hope that answers some of the photo/camera questions.

  21. Glad you made it back!

    Our church’s Senior High group got back last night from being in Colorado (near Pikes Peak) for 10 days. Looking at your pics and the ones that brought back, makes me want to go there even more.

    And the pics are just awesome!

  22. Those are wonderful photos!! I received my sock club box today and was excited. I love everything!!! That is one of my favourite yarns and the pattern is really great. Thanks for all the goodies too. This is just the best sock club I have been in!! Thanks for making it so much fun!

  23. The columbine is especially pretty–those are such interesting flowers. I think I am especially intrigued by mountain flowers because I have never lived in the mountains and only visited once or twice. I’ve only seen lupines once in person and I thought my eyes were going to be seared from staring at the amazing colors. I am glad you got so many photos!

  24. The flowers are beautiful. Glad I’m not the only one who takes pics of flowers!! Glad you had great time on vacation..

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