Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Red Rainbow

After the intense fire of the sunrise I showed you yesterday died down, I rounded the corner and was awe struck by this sight to the west. Red rainbows are a rare treat, as they can only happen when the sunlight travels long paths through our lower atmosphere, where they are scattered by air and dust molecules. The shorter wavelengths of blue and green are scattered the most,  leaving the remaining light richer in reds and yellows. Due to the special circumstances needed for the production of a red rainbow, they  remain an illusive treat.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Daybreak and Valley Fog

A couple of days ago. Silver Peak is poking out of the fog on the left, Lewis Mountain is just barely catching some rays on the right.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

San Juan Brewfest

Sorry for the late post today. Yesterday was the 14th Annual San Juan Brewfest. It was held in Downtown Durango at Buckley park and took place in the street, as you can see from my photo. There were almost 30 different brewers in attendance and it was a great, friendly party. I would recommend this event to all who carry an appreciation for beer.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Durango from the West

Here we look towards Durango from a niehborhood in the west.. The morning was very beautiful, with many low clouds floating through the valley and shafts of sunlight peeping through here and there.

This truly is on of my favorite local views. I just love the look of  the ridges as they dip off out of view. The clouds really help to bring out the drama of the landscape also.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bicycle Valet

"Of course there's Valet parking for your bike. This is Durango, after all!"

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Watching the Race VIA Jumbotron

After the race departed town, everybody migrated to Buckley Park to party down and to catch some of the action on the big Jumbotron screen they set up. It was a mad house there. There were a lot of people, and it seemed as though everyone had their bike, too. Bikes were chained and locked to just about everything permanent around the whole block. It was a really great time, and I hope the race comes through here again!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Race Day

The USA PRO CHALLENGE happened yesterday, and it was really awesome to participate in. I found a really great spot to watch the race and I got a few good pictures of the peloton as it went by. The race continues today. It begins in Montrose, Colorado and ends in Crested Butte. Check out the official USA PRO CHALLENGE website to learn more and to watch live coverage

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Heavy Lidded

These sunflowers are just waking to a new day, their lids heavy with dew

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The View from Molas Pass

Molas Pass is on Highway 550 between Durango and Silverton. It is actually the second pass one must cross over to get to Silverton from the South. The Elevation here is 10,910 ft./3325 m. This area is actually a city park, owned and maintained by the City of Silverton. It is breathtakingly beautiful up here and serves as one of the best playgrounds you could ever find.

Molas Lake is sittin' pretty in the middle right and the town of Silverton is out of view in the very large, sun-drenched valley in the upper left

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Guardian

The great, old PiƱon pine has kept guard for well over 100 years, judging from it's size. It has it's self a pretty sweet spot too. Right on the edge of a large hogback ridge.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pothole Point

Here in Durango, there are numerous trails that begin in town and wind all over the countryside around it. I found this pothole and this rock while checking out the Horse Gulch and Telegraph trail system directly east of town. In this picture, the Fort Lewis College spreads upon it's little Island in the Sky and town lies below. The mountains in the distance are receiving their daily allotment of rain and the rest of the area remains dry.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Left Behind

A thunderstorm has come and gone.Wet roads and small puddles are left behind

Monday, August 13, 2012

Old main Post Office

This structure was built in 1929 and underwent restoration 1985. These days, this building houses professional offices for private firms.

As a professional window cleaner, I really don't like the small, french paned windows, but I do think they look very nice on this old building.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Downtown in the morning

The scene around 9th Street and Main Ave. around 7:00 am.

I really like how the corrugations of Hogback are highlighted in the early morning hours. Perins Peak plows the horizon

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

All drains flow to river

All storm drains in Durango eventually flow into the Animas. In order to inform the public, each and every street drain has a small label attached with a fishy silhouette and the words " No Dumping, Drains to River."

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Another Gnome Home

This is the third or fourth such residence I have seen around Durango. I guess this town is a great place to live for small imaginary folk as well

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Thunderstorm on the prowl

An afternoon thunderstorm rolled loudly through town, flickering it's forked lightning tongue and growling thunder

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Silverton Main Drag

This is the Main drag through Silverton, Colorado. We came up for the day to check things out and had a send-off party for one of our employees who is moving away. It's such a beautiful town, I wish I could live here

Friday, August 3, 2012

Gimme, Gimme

People feed the chipmunks too much at Treasure Falls, East of Pagosa Springs. This tame fella came right up to me looking for something to eat. All he got was his picture taken

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Theme Day: Numbers

Locomotive #482 in the Durango Yard

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