Monday, March 31, 2014

What's up on top of the Hogsback

These photos show a near panoramic view of what you would see from the top of the Hogsback

Sunday, March 30, 2014

On the flanks of the Hogsback

The Hogsback is a landform just west of downtown Durango. I enjoy coming up here to look for fossils in the shale and admire the beauty of the weathering of the hills. This day I had brought my bike and was on my way up to the top. The view from there will come tomorrow.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Bench on the edge

This bench overlooks Durango from the rim of Fort Lewis College. The trail you see in the foreground actually goes all around the high terrace the college and the local golf club sit atop of. I really like to ride my bike around it and this bench and others like it around the way are great places to stop and soak in the view

Friday, March 28, 2014


The wallpaper on the ceiling of The Office in the Strater is very pretty

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


The rough landscape of the Celadon area begs to be explored. Unfortunately this area is all private land.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Threads of life

Durango is situated on the edge of the high desert and the mountains. In fact the root word for Durango is the Basque word "Urango" which could be translated as "Water Place". It certainly fits Durango well as it is one of the better watered places in the Four Corners. If it wasn't for these threads of life giving waters flowing through this place, it would be an extremely hard place to live as it receives less than 20" of rain a year.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Dusty Days

Spring is upon us, and in the Four Corners that mean wind. Lots of wind. I have started to notice our skies becoming a little bit more hazy day by day. In this picture, this dust is being stirred up off of the bare shale slopes of Perins Peak, but as spring progresses we will experience dust brought in from Utah and Arizona, which are to the West and Southwest.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Long Light

The low Sun casts long shadows upon the buildings of Downtown

Sunday, March 16, 2014

1919 Ford Model T

Yesterday I was riding my bike along and I noticed this cool car sitting outside the Durango Discovery Museum. I love old cars like this one.

Friday, March 14, 2014

At the water's edge

North of the 32nd St. bridge the waters of the Animas flow slow and deep. South of here the river runs on hard rock and the depth is decreased and the current increases. There also are very little to no boulders found in the river from at this point.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Eyes of Wisdom

Buddha's Eyes lookout onto Main Ave. from the awning of Himalayan Kitchen. The eyes symbolize the omniscience of the Buddha. This symbol is found on many Buddhist temples in the land of Nepal. I like to think these eyes are watching over the rowdy bar patrons through the nights.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Colorado Proud

A nice fence painted as the Colorado Flag I noticed on E. Third Ave.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Fog of Morning

I took this photo outside my door a couple of days ago and forgot about it. I wanted to share.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Deer in the yard

It is a common occurrence to see deer in the yard. On this day, our door was open and our cat, Molly, was very interested in them. I wonder what she thinks of them. Does she see them as rodents of unusual size?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Country Pond

A nice morning out on the Florida Mesa out in the country around Durango.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Valley Walls

Looking at the eastern wall of the Animas River Valley. This ridge is known as Missionary Ridge.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Old painted signs remind one of the past life of the Newman Building on Main and 8th

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Winter's Return

With a remarkably dry January, and a February that felt mostly like spring, it's nice to see winter conditions once again. Today we woke to a couple inches of new snow and a heavy blanket of fog.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Raiders Ridge

This is my view from my front door. Raiders Ridge is catching the last rays of the day.

This is the same view as of this morning. As you can see, we got a little bit of snow! It isn't much, but it is greatly needed.