Monday, December 31, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

White North

Looking north from Rim Drive near Chapman Hill. As you can see, Chapman Hill in the foreground has a healthy amount of snow to ski and snowboard on

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Taps

There is a large selection of beer to choose from when you visit Lady Falconburgh's Barley Exchange

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Snow and Sun

The view spreads south over the agricultural fields of the Florida Mesa and the forested foothills of the Hogback Monocline, which bounds the San Juan Mountains to the north and the San Juan Basin to the south

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas from Durango

Seasons greeting to all of my great visitors. I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday with family and friends.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Deer neighbor

Two does forage for edibles down the street from my house. I see these same deer all the time around here.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Watching the storm roll past

The last of the stormy weather moves out of our area, leaving in its wake a foot of snow.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Long Hollow

I was working out off of CR 136, in the southern area of La Plata County when I came across this sign. I though it looked cool, so I snapped a photo of it  


The roads out here are quiet and empty. Especially in winter

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A look out my back door

The snow sure did pile up. There's about six to eight inches (15-20 cm) out there

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Finally, SNOW!!

The storm came through for us big time. Several inches in town and it's still snowing as I type. I think I'm gonna dust off my snowboarding gear and head to the mountain Sunday to get my slide on!
Rotary Park, a day later 

                                                                 The Animas River trail

                                                                      The Swinging Bridge

                                                                     The Animas River

                                                        The Fassbinder Neighborhood

                                                                  Driving down Florida Rd.

                                                            On Main Ave. near 10th St.

                           Out in the North Valley off of CR 250, the East Animas Ditch in the foreground

                                         The Animas River Trail under the Main Ave. bridge

                                                                       Main Ave. at 10th St.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Warm before the Storm

The weather around Durango and much of the West has been unseasonably warm and dry.  There is a storm cycle coming to the state which is going to change all that and we'll finally have the snow that we need so badly

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

On the Florida

I really like this river. I like it because of its small size. I also really like the types of forests and the geological landscapes it flows through. The Florida is a tributary to the Animas river, and it originates from a small, high mountain lake called Lillie in the Weminuche Wilderness. Its waters are impounded at Lemon Reservoir to provide a source of drinking water for communities in the southwest of Colorado. I hear that there is good fishing to be had out of this river, but I wouldn't know personally. The Florida eventually joins the Animas River south of Durango, just a few mile north of the New Mexico border. This area of the Florida is right off of  County Road 240 near the intersection with CR 245.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dark Skies Threaten

Even though the sky looked so dark and threatening, nothing came of it.  We are still dry as a bone and the mountains have very little to no snow. This photo was taken east of Durango near County Road 228, looking northeast up one of the many small valleys.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sunset over Durango

Everything came together for a great sunset, and I was fortunate enough to be in a good place to capture it. This picture was taken yesterday from the Fort Lewis College campus

Sunday, December 2, 2012

My Street: The View

My favorite part of my street is the view I get on my walk down to town. This is taken from a small park only a hundred yards down from my house.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Theme Day: My Street

I love my street, even though it's a long walk to get to town.

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