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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The undersized bars were packed. The streets were not. I remember it a lot differently in high school. Mike and I cruised Main Street Pueblo Colorado in my white, worn out Toyota Corona looking for girls. Then, inevitably disappointed and at the same time somewhat relieved, we meandered off somewhere to drink beers and talk [...]
Fall colors 2012….here they come! Expect alot more of these types of shots over the coming weeks as we slide further from summer. I may suffer my way through winter but I’m infatuated with the cool air and bright colors of fall. During winter, there is not enough light or water for photosynthesis. The trees [...]
The railroads running out of the southern states didn’t much appreciate the American Locomotive Company naming their 4-8-4 steam engine the “Northern”. The C&O happily re-named them “Greenbriers” instead. The Nashville, Chattanooga & St.Louis named them “Dixies”. Why the Canadians chose “Confederations” has to remain among the Canadians. Never mind that “Northern” referred to [...]
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