Thursday, December 31, 2009

Summer Telluriders

I guess these summer Telluriders decided to stay for the winter. They seem to be pretty tough and have been causing havoc all over town, running around parked cars, getting in traffic, quacking at dogs. I bet they acted like last night's two hour power outage didn't even bother them.

Have a great New Year's Eve! I can't believe 2009 is almost over. Stay safe!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Telluride Naturals

The rock wall made it difficult to take a picture of this shop, so please excuse the fact that I didn't get a picture of the entire front door. Telluride Naturals is a new shop in which all of the merchandise was made in southwest Colorado. It is located in Mountain Village near the new ice rink and the Capella Hotel. It smells wonderful inside, too!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Telluride Resort Store

The new Resort Store has lots of merchandise in this tiny shop, and all of it says "Telluride." The only thing I didn't find is a Telluride thimble. We look for those every time my mother-in-law is here visiting. Still no luck finding one!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Beach

I'll be away from the computer for a few days, but I have scheduled daily photos until I return!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Lindsey Jacobellis

Lindsey Jacobellis took first place for the Snowboardcross Cup here on Sunday with her teammate 17-year-old Faye Gulini. Off to the Olympics they go! Lindsey is the one in blue pants.

Somehow I manage to never get a picture of her face, but here is Lindsey Jacobellis at the 2007 Jeep King of the Mountain in Telluride. She is one of my snowboarding daughter's favorite athletes, so it was very exciting when Lindsey and some of the others held a school assembly for the kids to ask questions. The only thing we missed was getting an autograph.
The USSA Boardercross World Cup will be on NBC Sunday (tomorrow) morning.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas in Telluride

I took some photos when we were out on Christmas Eve. Main street is very pretty at night around Christmas.

The bear at Zia Sun is in the dark, but the shop is lit up.

Merry Christmas to everyone! I hope you are enjoying time with family and friends today. All of our family in Oklahoma is snowed/iced as a result of yesterday's blizzard. Wherever you are, stay safe during this holiday season!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Mountain Village Christmas Trees

There are gingerbread houses inside the cases from the contest held on Noel Night.

This is the new ice rink next to the Capella hotel.

Merry Christmas Eve!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I was having fun seeing what my little camera could do with zooming in and action shots.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My World Tuesday: Christmas Tourists

Mountain Village is a busy place again thanks to the Snowboard World Cup and Christmas break. Most of the people we have met have been really nice families from Texas. I guess this is a Texans in Telluride Christmas!

The Hope Garden is the hoppin place to be apparently. Every time I have been by there has been a line just to get in for a patio or indoor seat.

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Monday, December 21, 2009


This is something we don't see around here everyday.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Telluride 2009 Snowboard World Cup

I finally made it up to Mt. Village today to catch the semi-finals and finals of the Snowboardcross competitions. To see all of the details and results, please visit

Friday, December 18, 2009


It seems decadent that I live high in the mountains in a small town and I am within walking distance of a wonderful Thai restaurant. Unfortunately Siam won't be serving lunch anymore after today. I suppose there are too many people eating lunch on the mountain during ski season.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Siam crunchy shrimp hand rolls with Siam's own wasabi curry sauce. Yum!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

500th Post!!!

It's snowing again in Telluride! A great way to celebrate my 500th post!

Friday, December 11, 2009

SkyWatch Friday: This Week's Blizzard

The blizzard in Telluride earlier this week brought us close to 2 feet of much needed snow. The sky was white as the snow came down and blew around. The photo above is of the flags in front of the high school.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Blizzard Conditions

The ski resort is reporting 11 inches of new snow so far, and we are still under a blizzard warning!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Looking Back

I was recently looking for this photo that I took a couple of years ago and now I can't remember what I needed it for. I thought I should share it here! I liked the dark bike path leading into town and the cool clouds.

Friday, December 4, 2009

SkyWatch Friday: Shoot the Moon

The moon has been glorious this week! At times like these I really wish I had a better camera. This was taken at the side of highway 62 (aka Dallas Divide) Tuesday.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Peaks

I'm sure The Peaks Resort & Golden Door Spa is a wonderful place to stay, but I have to admit that no matter how they paint it, it looks like a hospital to me. If it was pink, it would definitely resemble St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa where I had my oldest daughter.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Snow Dog

The shady side of town is still holding snow, which doesn't appear to bother him!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Theme Day: Waiting and My World Tuesday

The December City Daily Photo Theme Day is "Waiting," and it's also My World Tuesday! There is one thing we are all waiting for here in Telluride, real snow. Thank goodness for snow machines that make it possible to have a few ski runs open, but it would be nice if there would be enough real snow to open the entire mountain.

As you can see, the snow machines are going full force, but it's just not the same as the real stuff! Also, December 17-20 the Snowboard World Cup will be held in Telluride, which is a very big deal, so everyone please *THINK SNOW.*

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