Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Spring Melt

With the warmer temperatures we've been experiencing come the rising of the waters of the local creeks. Hermosa creek is looking pretty swollen, but we have a few weeks until we experience peak flows.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Lone Pinyon

A solitary tree stands against a the storm battered La Platas.

Monday, April 28, 2014

The storm rages on

Snow still flys up in the mountains, but weather here in town is pleasant enough.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Spring Storm

The fury of the storm yesterday left overnight and what remained was an exceptional beauty this morning

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Bald Eagle

If you go down to the Animas River, there's a chance you may see one of these beautiful birds flying around looking for prey. I saw this guy on the banks of the river just north of 33rd street in Durango.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tack Room

A building of many uses found on working ranch near Ignacio, Colorado.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

HD Mountains

The HDs are a small range of mountains just east of Bayfield, Colorado. They don't look like much but they are one of the few mountain ranges in Colorado that are relatively road free.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Beauty in a hand sink

I may have mentioned before that my occupation is a window cleaner. As such, I get to see inside of some of the nicest homes in the Four Corners area. While I respect my client's privacy and I try not to post anything personal, I wanted to share this powder room sink with you. I am an avid rockhound and an amateur geologist and I really loved this sink. Although I'll admit it looks extremely hard to clean, I would love to have one just like it.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Along the Edge

A hiker and their companion strolling down the knife's edge  trail from the top of the Hogsback.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Storm Cloud Gradient

Daylight blends into night on this massive storm cloud to the northeast.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Snowy La Platas

With their high prominence, the La Plata Mountains often catch precipitation that doesn't materialize on the landscapes below.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sights and Sounds

There's a lot to see and hear while walking around downtown. People walking, checking out the shops. Cars going by with occasionally honking. The steam train blowing its whistle as it approaches intersections. And random street performers trying to coax some spare change from your pockets. Durango is a bustling place considering how small it is.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Steps frozen in time

I was walking down the sidewalk and I noticed these dog tracks captured in the cement. They're like a modern trackway fossil!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Life in the rocks

The impression of a giant clam (inoceramid bivalve) can be seen in the rock on the left. the silver circle is a Quarter I used for scale. I love finding this type of stuff!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Horse Gulch

The Horse Gulch area is an open space with a great trail network. People come from all over ther Four Corners to ride their bikes or hike around here. I took this photo from the Telegraph trail.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014

People used to live here

This is Falls Creek.I have done a post on it before, so I won't get too into it. I am always stunned by the fact that people used to live in this area. I would love to live here under these stunning cliffs.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mourning Dove

This is actually Streptopelia decaocto. A Eurasian Collard Dove.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

For Hire

This horse and carriage sit outside the Strater Hotel waiting for anyone who would like to take a ride around the block. Looks like fun!