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Colorado Mountain Sunset, Trout Lake

I was zooming up the highway through the Upper Dolores River valley in late afternoon to catch the sunset on the high peaks around Lizard Head Pass and Trout Lake. 240 more words

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Sleeping Ute Mountain, Winter Sunrise

Sleeping Ute Mountain is actually a small mountain range, all its own. An ancient volcanic bulge from beneath the Earth’s crust that did not erupt magma. 131 more words

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"Let Me Down, I'm Freezing" (Abandoned Colorado Mine Building Humor)

Between Lizard Head Pass and Telluride in the beautiful snowy San Juan Mountain range in southwest Colorado I drove past an abandoned, decaying mining era building along Highway 145. 97 more words

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Fiery January Sunrise

It’s been a very dry winter in southwest Colorado. The watersheds would weep…if they could. Hopefully it will be a late winter surge of wet snow and rain like last year. 235 more words

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Snow Patterns: Trees

Continuing my series of “snow patterns”, how fresh snowfall sticking to vegetation helps to show off their form in ways hard to appreciate otherwise.

Vegetation not only captures snow temporarily with their leaves and branches, but when it melts it drips onto the soil above their roots. 132 more words

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Snow Patterns: Grasses

A decent snowfall brings to a close what I call the second of the “in-between” seasons of the year. From the green of summer, the colors of autumn, and then the leaves of the trees and shrubs are down, the grasses have gone to brown and golden. 162 more words

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