Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Blizzard Sale

For the past few days all of the shops in Mountain Village have had the yearly "Blizzard Sale" where they clear out their previous winter and this summer's inventory. We did find some great deals on skis and boots, but the best had to be the winter hats my daughters bought for 99 cents! The Joint Point band played all afternoon for some fun live entertainment while shopping.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Late Summer Green

Our wetter than usual monsoon season has caused everything to still be incredibly green late into the summertime. The autumn colors next month should be fantastic!

Friday, August 27, 2010

SkyWatch Friday: Fun Clouds

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Crying Alien Skull Rock

Located in the Thirty Mile Campground along the Rio Grande.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Bald Eagle

This was taken along the Rio Grande Reservoir during our camping trip last week.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fat Alley

Fat Alley BBQ has a guard at the front door.

We're getting out of town for a few days before school starts, so I won't have any photos posted this week!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ski Lift Chair Dining

Outdoor dining at Smugglers.

Friday, August 13, 2010

SkyWatch Friday Reflection

Reflection in the window of the cabin next to the Lewis Mine.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fun Interpretation

Someone has a funny and unusual interpretation of Telluride. I have to admit I did see a snake on the Jud Wiebe trail this summer, although it was a little grass snake and not pink and blue. It's probably more unusual to see any kind of snake at this altitude than to see a bear, so I guess I was lucky.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Happy Hippies

Right outside their door, this group enjoyed listening to the music of Marmotstock, the pre-Phish tailgate party hosted by the La Marmotte restaurant.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Street Performer

No doubt raising money to cover his trip here to see Phish.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Telluride Jazz Festival

The Jazz Festival brings a nice-sized crowd to town, but over the next couple of days town will be full of thousands of people again for the Phish concerts on Monday and Tuesday.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

SkyWatch Friday

I was hiking up alongside the Misty Maiden ski run last week when I turned back and saw the heavy clouds hovering above the Aldasoro Ranch area seen in the distance from Mountain Village.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010


Directions to the sale loft at Telluride Trappings & Toggery.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


The cowgirl at Tracks Cafe & Bar in Mountain Village.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Two Years

I don't know if it's a birthday or an anniversary, but I started this blog two years ago today! Since I just had my 700th post the other day, I obviously missed a few, but I try my best to put something up daily.

The monsoon season seems to be here with a vengeance this week. For the third day in a row we woke up to heavy clouds and rain, unusual considering we usually just have an afternoon shower. You may think there couldn't be a monsoon season in the mountains, but that's what we call it every summer when the Pacific moisture from Mexico goes through Arizona up to Colorado.

At least we were treated to a rainbow late yesterday!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Theme Day: Bright Colors

Iron oxide adds a splash of color near the summit of Imogene Pass. I thought this photo was sort of patriotic with the bright red, white and blue. Happy August!!

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