i've been itching for a year (or definitely longer) to grab a snap of this hotel sign. though it's just a quick drive through downtown & across the freeway, i always fell through on the follow through. but it finally happened, at 5:58 a.m. yesterday, when we rose with the sun to watch the city's morning sunbath. for the record, the crack o' dawn may be the best time to catch a glimpse of denver -- you gotta see her, dripping in that blood orange splendor of early morning. this photo will always be a small memento of living in this state, in this city...when we end up who-knows-where. and maybe also a little reminder to seize the day (or tackle it, or whatever verb fits best -- we like a lot of verbs here)-- take that photo you've wanted to take, drive to that mountain you want to climb, wake up to watch the dawn, finish that book, write that letter. that stuff. you know what i mean.