Sunday, September 30, 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Pigeon and Turret

The Needles Range sporting a small amount of the snow received recently. Pigeon on the left (13,972 feet), Turret in the middle (13,835 feet), Mount Eolus on the right (14,083 feet) holds the most snow..

Friday, September 28, 2012

Yellow Flower Detail

I don't know the name of these flowers, but they really caught my attention. I will have to do some reasearch on these guys cause I'd really like to have some in my own yard. I also think these may be some of the last flowers of the season. It looks like they are soaking it up!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Cloud to Mountain

Clouds from a passing storm get hung up on the La Platas. After this storm passed , the mountains proudly displayed their new coat of snow. Unfortunately, I was unable to get a pic after the storm. I took this picture from Trappers Crossing, a subdivision southwest of town. As always, click the picture for a closer look.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall in Durango IV

One of my absolute favorite views in town. I snapped this shot on the Animas River Trail right next to the library and fish hatchery. The river in this stretch flows past slowly before it goes through the millrace section past downtown. If you didn't already know better, would you believe this picture was taken in the middle of town?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Lemon Reservoir

First off, I feel I should apologize for the low-quality of this picture. I took it out of the window of our work vehicle with my camera phone. That said, what you are looking at is the northern end of Lemon Reservoir, which like all the other reservoir around is suffering an extremely low level of water. All the flat, grassy area in view would normally be submerged by at least 15 feet (5 m) of water. Lemon is on the Florida River and is a storage area in the mountains for Durango drinking water. Aside from the low water, Lemon is looking really great right now. The foliage is really going off and the hillside around the area are amazing. If you find that you are in the area, do yourself a favor and check it out. It won't last long.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Cresent Moon at sunset

Things on blogger seem to be working again so here is my post for the day. I was walking across the Fort Lewis campus when I captured this photo. It was about a week ago, so the phase of the moon is not current.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall in Durango III

The red cliffs in Hermosa fully decorated in their finest fall splendor.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Won't be too long now

There is a wind blowing. A wind of change. The Oaks and Aspens feel it. Some people with funny bones can feel it. Winter is coming. So we can all go slipping and sliding down hills covered in snow.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fall in Durango II

I couldn't help posting another shot of the bridge from yesterday. I wish this was my yard!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fall Colors of Durango

Fall is rushing right along in these parts. Here at 6512, the oaks and other scrubby plants are busily putting on their fall colors and painting the hills with uncommon hues

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunflower Garden

I snapped this photo on the corner of 13th and E. 2nd Ave. I really liked how the sunflowers added the missing element of color to the side of this grey building.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Model Trains

This awesome model train set is located inside the museum at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Depot in Durango. I could only capture a small part of the entire set. There are around 5-6 little trains going round at any particular time.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Touch of Fall

Scrubby plants are changing in response to the recent cool weather. Soon these hills will be a blaze of colors

Thursday, September 13, 2012

On the ridge trail

Took a short hike up to the trail that traverses Raiders Ridge. I always love going up there to look at the rocks and enjoy the views. Here I was looking southwest..

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Good Life

Everyday I go to work, and everyday I am reminded that I am living the Good Life. This picture was taken out near Hesperus. The La Plata Mountains rise to meet the sky.

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Diamond Belle Saloon

I love this place. It has a really cool atmosphere, the food is great, and there are great people watching opportunities. Located inside the Strater Hotel, this establishment is loaded with history. A visit is a must for any traveler to Durango

Sunday, September 9, 2012

River rocks and bridge shadow

I was crossing the swinging bridge and I was struck by how low the water level is. A lot of rocks were exposed and the ones that weren't were barely below the surface. The current water flow is around 160 cfs (Cubic feet per second). Follow this link to see more stream data

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

Heartful Embrace

Bluebells (Mertensia humilis ) are loved by even the most gnarled of souls

Sunday, September 2, 2012

On the Streets of Mancos

Mancos (pronounced MAN-cuss, like a cowboy) Colorado. About 30 miles (45km) West of Durango.
Mesa Verde is the prominent landform on the horizon.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Golden Light

A storm conceals the La Platas behind a sheet of rain and scatters the light.