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Roxborough State Park – My Shot of the Day – July 21, 2014

This picture is of Colorado’s Front Range looking north from Roxborough State Park in a light rain just a few days ago. I was driving north again to the Keystone and Lake Dillon areas for a few days of hiking. Ro​xborough State Park​ is a Colorado Natural Area and a National Natural Landmark for good [...]

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A Short (but awesome!) Colorado Road Trip

We left Taos in a pretty violent lightning storm and it rained hard all the way to the Colorado border at Antonito. Our Colorado road trip was supposed to extend for over a week but given a very busy summer, a family reunion and the need to have the kids to the airport by noon [...]

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Great Sand Dunes in Colorado – My Shot of the Day – June 17, 2014

(Please help support my upcoming work in Finland) “It looks like a painting.” That was Ilan. This wasn’t his first visit to the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado but I think the view finally sunk in and not just the idea of the biggest sand box in the world. He did go back to digging [...]

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Hot Air Balloons, Train Rides, Sand Dunes…the Past Three Weeks

It always happens this way. Its not like our summers aren’t full of all kinds of activity but when late August rolls around I feel that winter haunts like the Grim Reaper. I’m not a fan of winter. So, the kids and I always dash off to squeeze in every summer-time adventure we hadn’t yet [...]

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The Milky Way – My Shot of the Day – September 9, 2013

Behold! The Milky Way. I’m not really sure what else to say about it….a giant sweeping mass of stars above our camp at Great Sand Dunes National Park. And there below is our little tent out under that mass of stars. It was one of those great weekends when you just don’t want to come [...]

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Cumbres Toltec Railroad End of the Line – My Shot of the Day – September 3, 2013

Cumbres Toltec Railroad I mentioned in the MY SHOT of the Day from Sunday that kids and I rode the Cumbres Toltec Railroad Friday with my father and his wife at the end of last week. The ride is just a blast and I’ll have a little photo essay about this ride on the Cumbres [...]

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Old Catholic Churches – San Isadore – My Shot of the Day September 1, 2013

Another addition to my list of Old Catholic churches. This is San Isadore Church in Las Mesitas, Colorado, destroyed by fire in 1975. The day after the kids and I rode the Cumbres-Toltec Railroad with my dad and his wife (photos from that trip this week) we drove up back the Conejos River to take [...]

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Pueblo Colorado : Photo Essay

When the international steel-market crashed in the early 1980s my hometown of Pueblo Colorado took a massive hit.  The Colorado Fuel and Iron (CF&I) steel mill on the south side of town was long the main industry and thousands were laid off. My grandfather had retired just in time. My family was also lucky that my [...]

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No Rain – My Shot of the Day – June 4, 2013

It has just simply stopped raining. My buddy John Fleck reports that water supplies are the worst ever seen: With the preliminary April 1 runoff forecast numbers in hand, this is “the worst year ever” on the Rio Grande, according to Phil King, New Mexico State University professor and the water management adviser to the [...]

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Isabella on a Hot Tin Roof – My Shot of the Day – November 5, 2012

  Well, OK. There was nothing “hot” about this roof.  Nor “tin”. In fact, yesterday evening was a chilly (but not cold), shingle-covered garage roof in a Pueblo, Colorado backyard – a roof my brother and I frequented as kids.  I hoisted my daughter up for a view and when she pranced along the peak of [...]

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Pikes Peak Colorado – My Shot of the Day – November 2, 2012

There was never a time I didn’t know this mountain. From the house I grew up in, you could walk down the driveway to the street, turn left, walk less than 30 yards and look right – and there is was. And still is. Pikes Peak Colorado is 14,115 ft (4,302 m) high and the [...]

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North Crestone Colorado – My Shot of the Day – October 23, 2012

North Crestone Colorado October on the North Crestone creek route in the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness of Colorado. …the Sangre de Cristo mountains are fault-block mountains and are no less grand. Sharply uplifted blocks and high pointed pinnacles characterize the Sangre de Cristo mountains creating one of the most stunning Colorado landscapes. The third largest [...]

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