Thursday, March 28, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

"K" is for

  "K" is for K Feldspar, also known as potassium feldspar, which are the large white/pinkish crystals found in my sample of Syenite (

ABC Wednesday for March 27th, 2013. Please visit  to view more participants.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Engineer Mountain

It has been a while since I have been able to get a good view of Engineer. I don't work too much in the winter season, so my opportunities to take pictures are minimal. Now it is starting to get busy again, so that means I will be able to get to more varied areas around Durango. I took this from an area just north of Hermosa. The summit of Engineer is about 20 miles northof where this picture was taken.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013


Little fish swim in the pond near my street. This post is dedicated to my friend, Clayton Holzinger. 1/1/1985 - 3/22/2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

"J" for Juniper

 "J" For Juniper. In this case, the silvered remains of a Utah Juniper (Juniperus osteosperma) stump.

"J" for Juniper...ABC Wednesday for March 19, 2013. To visit ABC Wednesday, please go to this link:


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

East 4th Avenue

Lifted sidewalk panels and the large trees responsible for the damage define this stretch of the street

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

"I" for Intersection

Impatiently waiting to cross Main Avenue at College Drive.

"I" for Intersection...ABC Wednesday for March 13, 2013. To visit ABC Wednesday, please go to this link:

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Getting back into the flow of things.

Spring is springing. Days have been warm, nights not too cold. Water has commenced the annual migration from mountaintop to river system.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Emma Sweeny

The Emma Sweeny was the star of the 1950 movie A Ticket to Tomahawk. The Durango Railroad Historical Society acquired the model in August, 2011 from Amador County, California. Restoration is underway to revive the Emma Sweeny to her former Hollywood glory and interpretive signs about the history of the train and Durango's status as the "Hollywood of the Rockies" during the 1950s are on display at the Santa Rita Park in Durango.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


This is the water intake station for the Animas-La Plata Water Conservation Project. Water is taken out of the river at this location and pumped uphill towards the new Lake Nighthorse. The project was built to fulfill the water rights of two local Indian Tribes. For further reading on A-LP, visit the US Bureau of Reclamation website.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Three Durangos

This marker found in Santa Rita Park honors the two other cities of Durango

Friday, March 1, 2013

Sultan Mountain

Looking down the Mineral Creek valley to Sultan Mountain, which stands tall above Silverton, Colorado