Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014


A view of Electra Lake from the Columbine area. Electra is a man-made reservoir for water storage and hydroelectric power generation and is about twenty minutes north of Durango.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

La Plata Canyon

At the mouth of La Plata Canyon,ose to the old mining camp of Mayday. Near Hesperus.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Like Teeth

Pigeon and Turret peaks have an impressive prominence as viewed from Oxford, Colorado, which is 30 miles away from them as the crow flies. They stick out and remind me of teeth.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Knotted Glow

Sneaking a peek into someone's yard to see shimmering droplets spray into the air.

Monday, June 23, 2014


An old shed stands alone in an empty field near the Mercury building

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Engineer Mountain

A most beautiful mountain that reaches 12,968 feet above sea level.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Falls Creek

A favorite view in Falls Creek. Looking south toward Turner Reservoir and Animas City Mountain on the horizon.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Purple Cilffs of the McDermott Formation

South of Durango lies this striking maroon cliff band of strata known locally as the Purple Cliffs and geologically as the McDermott Formation. It is believed by most geologist to be a fluvial deposit with debris flows and some volcaniclastic deposits from the La Plata Volcanic Intrusions to the northwest.. The deposit can be found throughout the Four Corners area and is dated to be on the Upper Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary (66 Million years old) and some fossils have been found in the formation here in Durango and also in exposures in New Mexico. I find them to be one of my favorite exposures in all of the Durango area.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hazy Skies

Recent windstorms have filled our skies with dust and smoke from wildfires burning in New Mexico. This shot has only a little, but some days have been downright awful.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Hermosa Creek Trail

Hermosa Creek Trail is an awesome singletrack in the mountains just north of town. It begins right near the ski area and travels south along the creek for about twenty miles or so. It is listed in many mountain biking guide books and is known as one of the best singletrack trails in the United States. Some friends and I rode it yesterday and I can confirm that it is an awesome ride. It rolls through very beautiful scenery and is a well maintained trail with a lot of downhill. Although at the end there is a punishing climb out of the canyon to get back to town. All in all, it was an epic experience that I am very happy to have had.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

First Cut

Freshly baled hay sits in the field waiting to be picked up. Bayfield, Colorado.

Friday, June 13, 2014

System Failure

It seems my computer is not reading my SD card anymore, so I am unable to post new pictures. It may take a while until I figure out a new way to get content onto the blog again. I'm sorry to disappoint.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

ABC Wednesday: V is for...

A Voluptuous, Verdant, Vibrantly Viridescent Valley exploding with Vegetation.

This post is linked to ABC Wednesday, please visit to see other expressions of the letter V.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Pine River Valley

With all the water flowing down from the mountains, the growth has been exuberant.  This is in the Pine Valley north of Bayfield and south of Vallecito.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Saturday, June 7, 2014

"Like the tears of the Earth, rivers they run.

Coming down from the Mountain in the bright morning sun."-- The Infamous Stringdusters. Here's a link to the track these words are from

Friday, June 6, 2014

Ska Brewing World Headquarters

Located out in Bodo, Ska produces the best beer in Durango. Their Modus Hoperandi is an international favorite amongst Hop-Heads. Every Thursday is the Ska-B-Q with live music and food from the Container. Come out, have a good beer, listen to some rockin' tunes and take a tour of the brewery. It's always a fun time out here!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Red-winged Blackbird

This Agelaius phoeniceus is one of several that call the little pond near my street home. I often see and hear them flitting about as I travel past their home.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Details make life livable

I don't know about you, but for me the small things are what I notice the most. It's a good thing I have a camera, but even without I always stop to soak in the details of life. Perhaps one day I may find better ways to describe my world and convey my mystical wonder to others. The hardest part is just to take notice and that is done with my eyes and thankfully a camera.