Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cool Lights

I just noticed this interesting chandelier in the children's area of the library.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Could It Be?

Daffodils are finally blooming!! I'm sure the tulips will soon, too.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Telluride Alligator

This guy was holding down the Telluride Daily Planet the other day in front of the library. Okay, I don't really have alligators in my world, but you can view other more realistic photos if you visit My World Tuesday.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Telluride Miner

Sculpture in the Mountain Village core.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


There is still plenty of snow to go around, although I wouldn't recommend it!

Friday, April 24, 2009

SkyWatch Friday: The Sneffels Range

From the overlook on highway 62, part of the Continental Divide, Mt. Sneffels stands tall at 14,150 feet above sea level. Mt. Sneffels is only 7 miles or so straight from Telluride, but it takes 30 minutes to reach this overlook by car, and even longer when accessing the trailhead in Yankee Boy Basin, by 4-wheel drive only. We camped as close as we could to Sneffels when my husband hiked it a couple of years ago.

It is SkyWatch Friday again! I can't believe how this year is flying by. To see more skies around the world, please visit
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Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Elephant and the Deere

Main street is torn up for water line replacement during the off season.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Phone Booth

Awhile back a few bloggers posted photos of their British-style phone booths. This one is in Mountain Village near the ice skating pond. The architecture is very European in Mountain Village, so the phone booths really fit in.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My World Tuesday: Melt Snow, Melt!

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Ghost Town

The Mountain Village core is totally empty during the off season. I felt kind of like I was walking around a place I wasn't supposed to be.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Castle

I really liked my night photos of the castle at Disneyland more than my day photos. I promise to get back to posting Telluride photos this week!! We just had 2 more feet of snow and I have hardly been out. I'm trying to have a positive attitude about the snow since we are likely to get even more, but I just haven't been in the mood to get out and take new photos. Hopefully the mood will strike soon!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Smart Pelicans

A couple of smart pelicans at the Rendondo Beach Pier. Maybe they could read the, "Insert Fish Parts Only" sign.

Friday, April 17, 2009

SkyWatch Friday: A Totally Different Scene for Me

Nope, this isn't Telluride!! I couldn't resist using some more California photos despite this being a Telluride Daily Photo blog. These two photos were taken at Redondo Beach.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Take a Hike

We received a few more inches of snow last night, which made me want to look at my summer photos. When ski season is over, I'm ready for the snow to stop! This was taken in early June last year on the Eider Creek hiking trail just after everything had finally turned green.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Under the Sea

I'm back from our trip to California! It was nice to get away from the snow for awhile. This photo was taken from the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage in Disneyland.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Someone is Watching

The bear on the third floor is a permanent fixture at Cimarron Lodge. The bears will be waking up soon and coming into town at night searching for food in open trash cans. Everyone had better remember to start locking their trash cans!

Monday, April 13, 2009

The View

The view of Wilson Peak from Gorrono Ranch.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

I don't have a single photo to post with an Easter-y feel to it! I'm almost out of ski photos and might as well use them. This is my daughter skiing ahead in Ute Park.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

One More Time

Taken on my last ride up lift 7 on my last day to ski this season.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Gorrono Beach

The crowd at Gorrono Ranch enjoying the last day of the ski season.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Costume Party

It is a tradition to dress up weird or in some kind of costume on the last day of ski season. Really, I think a lot of people in Telluride use any excuse to dress weird just for the fun of it.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My World Tuesday

This is the view of Lizard Head Peak, Mt. Wilson, El Diente and Wilson Peak at the top of lift 12. Sunday was the last time of the season to ride lift 12. Perhaps I can hike up to this area this summer.

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Monday, April 6, 2009

The Last Hurrah

Sunday was unofficially the last official day to ski, or the other way around. Telski surprised everyone a few weeks ago with extending the ski season past April 5, running only lifts 7 and 9 through April 12. This is the view of Gorrono Ranch from lift 4, and a closing day party going on at the "beach." We received a total of 294 inches of snow this ski season, ending on a strange note after Friday's dust storm.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

More Red

Even though we did get a fresh blanket of snow, I thought I would share a couple more photos of Friday's dust storm. The street and the San Miguel County Courthouse looked quite eerie.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Dust Storm and the Block Party

Friday afternoon the KOTO Radio Annual Pink Flamingo End of Season Street Dance and Costume Party was held on Columbia Street complete with live music from Ralph Dinosaur and His Fabulous Volcanoes and The Strolling Scones. A strange dust storm moved in during the party which turned the sky shades of brown, orange and red. The red dust is from southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah. We have had three dust storms right before a snowstorm recently, but this one was by far the largest and strangest.

I only saw a few people dressed up in pink for the party and the costume contest.

At one point the wind picked up and tried to blow away one of the New Belgium beer canopies. I'm not sure why this got a big cheer from the crowd. Perhaps they had been partaking of a few too many New Belgium beverages.
Of course, we woke up to a fresh new layer of snow this morning, which means we have three different layers of dirt in our snowpack now.

Friday, April 3, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

This is what the sky has looked like for most of this week around here!! We have had snowstorm after snowstorm and are expecting another one this weekend. This is looking up at the Sundance ski run.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Adirondacks

I am referring to Adirondack chairs, not the mountains in New York. Someone keeps these chairs along the Sundance ski run, always empty when I am skiing by.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Theme Day: Yellow

The theme day "Yellow" has been the most challenging for me so far. The first thing that popped into my head is yellow snow and even though it is April Fool's Day, I thought a photo of that would just be gross. I chose to photograph the sun on the Ute Park tipi.

I posted some photos of the tipi earlier in the ski season, but here is a newer one of me and my oldest daughter. She usually snowboards, but this season decided to learn to ski so she can pick what she wants to do for the snow conditions. Happy Theme Day!

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