Thursday, December 30, 2010

Democratic headquaters? - Salida

The complete wording of the sign on the left is: No one died when Clinton lied.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Cow on roof - Salida

This is another post dedicated to Tapirgal from Astoria Oregon Daily Photo.  For some reason, someone in Salida, Colorado, decided it was a good idea to put a cow on top of the roof of his business in the downtown area.  I would have checked it out, but I was afraid.  Who knew where I would end up!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Lake San Luis

Lake San Luis is across from the Great Sand Dunes...the dog in the second & third photo is our daughter's intrepid Golden Retriever, Cooper...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Two scenes along Highway 12 between Cotopaxi and Salida

Both photos were taken in September 2010. The second picture was treated with the Triqui paint effect.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Cotopaxi High School

This is not a very large school. At the beginning of football season, the school was unable to put together a full team. In the evenings, one will often see deer grazing on the stadium grass.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holding up a rock

Her name's Denise and she's holding up a rock in her backyard. The moon arrived courtesy of Photoshop.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Home on the range... the San Luis valley. Much more on the San Luis Valley here.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Salida sunrise

And if you look closely, you can just make out the big "S" for Salida that resides on the mountain east of downtown...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Red barn near Howard, on the Arkansas River

We've linked this post with Tricia's Barn Charm here to see more charming barns.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Sangre de Cristo mountains - more views...

From Spruce Basin in Cotopaxi

From Franz Park in Salida

From Spruce Basin in Cotopaxi

Late afternoon snowstorm moving across the mountains

A posterized view

The Sangre de Cristo chain of mountains is one of the longest on the planet with 10 peaks over 14,000 feet! Much more about this beautiful chain can be found here.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Miss Deb's Brazen Cafe

Miss Deb's Brazen Cafe with Huge Chicken out in front is located pretty much in the middle of nowhere on the road that leads from Gunnison to the Great Sand Dunes. As I recall, there were a couple of patrons present as we stopped to fill up on gasoline. Two's a crowd in them thar parts!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Outhouse in the mountains

A necessary convenience if one lacks internal plumbing arrangements up in the mountains. But it is so not fun on a cold, wintry, snowy day!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Big Horn Sheep

Spotted on the west side of Highway 50 between Cotopaxi and Salida.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A police car hiding behind the Country Bounty sign - in Salida

And the funny thing is, there's no policeman in the car! But people automatically slow down when they see it!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Sangre de Cristo mountains from Spruce Basin (c. 9000 ft), Cotopaxi

Early morning in the east from Spruce Basin

They are not called the Rocky Mountains for nothing...

Early evening settling over the Sangres.

Looking west from Spruce Basin.

Snow on the Sangres.

A slivery, silvery moon...