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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

This 8"x10" portrait is of my grand puppies who live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Top left to bottom are Otis, Mojo and Nestle.  We were fortunate to be able to spend two months in Colorado Springs this past summer visiting with our children, grand girls and grand puppies.  My last post was of our grand girls, Sara and Brynn playing on the beach while they visited us even earlier in the summer.  We have such  wonderful times sharing adventures with our family and their pets both in their home and ours. 
When I create a portrait, I like for it to be a time capsule of what was happening at the time.  So when I was deciding what to do with the background of this portrait, I thought that putting Pike's Peak in the background would give it a time and place. For those of you who do not know, Pike's Peak is the tallest peak around Colorado Springs coming in at a little over 14,000 feet.  While we were in Colorado Springs this summer we rode the Cog Railway to the top of the peak and back.  It was a wonderful trip that took about four hours round trip. It was 30 degrees colder at the top than at the railway station at the base of the peak. Brrrr! The views were incredibly beautiful.  If you are ever lucky enough to ride up to the top be sure to have a high altitude doughnut at the guest station.   They are very dense because of the altitude and very yummy.
Don't forget to keep making precious memories with your families.
Phillis Holland


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