Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Wolf Creek Ski Area

I went Snowboarding yesterday at Wolf Creek. I had an awesome time crushing all the deep powder snow that had fallen the day and night before. Wolf Creek consistently collects the highest totals of snowfall for any ski area in Colorado.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Bad Weather

Weather outside is really crummy right now. It's cold and raining, not my favorite combination

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Signs of Drama in the Snow

While I was walking to the Fort, I noticed this strange mark in the snow. My best interpretation of it is a bird must have landed here, perhaps catching a small creature for a meal.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Old Hwy 3

I took this picture last year while travelling along the Old Highway 3. Hwy 3 used to be the only road into Durango from the south and east until the larger route, Camino del Rio was built to handle the increase of traffic volume coming into the town.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Piñon Pines

The Piñon is my favorite tree. I remember going out and harvesting the nuts with my parents when I was just a kid, something I look forward to doing with my own. The specific type of piñon in this picture is a Colorado Piñon (Pinus edulis.) It grows near my front door and brings many types of birds that feed on its seeds. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Frosty Mornings

As I was making my way along Rim Dr. I couldn't help noticing how frosty and cold North Durango looked. According to the thermometer, the temperature outside was 3° F ( -16°C.) I sure am happy not to be cleaning windows today

Sunday, January 20, 2013

San Juan Peaks

Looking north from the summit of Engineer Mountain. I took this during a summertime hike.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Moon Set

The moon approaches the horizon after a long cold night. Taken near Hermosa.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Get a bite

Great food is served here at Oscar's. Get there early, seats fill up fast

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Purple Cliffs

" How much paint did it take to make the cliffs purple?" An actual question asked by a tourist visiting Durango. Geologically, the Purple Cliffs are known as the McDermott Formation. They are the  stream and mudflow deposits that washed off the La Plata Mountains as they started to uplift during the late Mesozoic Era (66 Milion years ago).

Friday, January 11, 2013

Sunny Days of Summer

The Los Pinos River near Vallecito, Colorado. Weather here in Durango is cold, windy and snowy. I wanted to post this picture to warm things up a bit.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Southwestern Landscape

 Cuestas speckled with pinon, juniper and shruby plants hem in Durango at its southern edge

Monday, January 7, 2013

Smoke Signals

Smoke and steam from the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Frosty Mornings

After the snow storms have come and gone, we are left with bitter cold temps in the mornings. The thermometers have been reading in the single digits on most mornings, with a couple of days where it read below zero.

This picture was taken on the Animas River Trail, on my way to work.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Canada Geese

I spied these geese hanging out in what must be unbearably cold water at the river. The thermometer this morning was reading -15°F. It's a wonder me that they seem not to care at all

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Yarn Bombing in Durango

Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarnstorming, guerrilla knitting, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fiber rather than paint or chalk.

Visit the artist's site:

Description taken from Wikipedia

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Cattails in snow

These cattails live in a small wetland area near the bottom of my street.