Sunday, June 26, 2011

Two-Headed Marmot

Nah, these two marmots were just close together in an old pipe on the Valley Floor. Marmots are large ground squirrels that are always fun to see in the summertime in Colorado.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I See You

A young bull elk on the Valley Floor.

Friday, June 24, 2011

SkyWatch Friday: Never Summer

Last week for SkyWatch Friday I posted a photo of the beginning of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and today's photo is of the end. It was very cold and raining during the Punch Brothers and Mumford & Sons, and when the skies cleared we could see that it had indeed been snowing on the mountains and Ajax Peak was covered in white again despite the first day of summer being this week.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

The prairie dog has caused more controversy than any other animal in the town of Telluride. They have taken over a large part of the Valley Floor in the short time that the town has owned the land. Some say they are endangered, some just want to shoot them. I just like taking photos of them with their mouths open mid-chirp.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Living Folklore

Having fun in kids area at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Favorites at the Bluegrass Festival

Sarah McLachlan

Steve Earle

Mumford & Sons!!

Robert Plant and Patty Griffin

Monday, June 20, 2011


Everyone here needs some peace and quiet after the four day long Bluegrass Festival. I have lots of photos to go through before posting them here.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Twilight at Bluegrass

Hope all the dads are having a great Father's Day!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

SkyWatch Friday: Telluride Bluegrass Festival

The 38th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival began yesterday and is off to a good start! The tickets sold out in record breaking time due to all of the great headliners. I really enjoyed Steve Earle and Sarah McLachlan last night.

This zoomed in photo shows a little more detail of Ingram Falls on the right, and that the snow is finally almost gone off of Ajax Peak, which still isn't green! That little flag is the Colorado State flag, flying backwards.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Too Wild to Play In

Yesterday's photo was of a calm section of the San Miguel River. These two photos are the wild section of the river seen from the Keystone Gorge Trail. I heard that one man has successfully kayaked this section, but it looks impossible when standing next to it!

Here is a short video so you can see and hear how fast our snow is melting in to the San Miguel.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Ute Indian Dancers

The three dancers were back this year for the Telluride Heritage Festival. The hoop dancer is Charles Denny, the World Champion Hoop Dancer for three years in a row.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Return of Baked in Telluride

Baked in Telluride is back!! Just in time for the Bluegrass Festival which starts this Thursday.

It's pretty different inside compared to the old building. Much bigger and brighter!

That's the owner, Jerry Greene on the left, and a view of the shiny new kitchen.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Telluride Wild West Fest and Heritage Festival

This weekend wraps up the Telluride West Fest and is also the young festival known as Telluride Heritage. Sadly there was no re-enactment of the Butch Cassidy bank robbery this year, not sure why.

Friday, June 10, 2011

SkyWatch Friday: Grand Canyon Sunset

This definitely isn't a photo from Telluride! I took this on the South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park earlier this week.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


My favorite balloon is always the Koshare from Gallup, New Mexico. Koshares are Pueblo Clowns, jester or trickster in the Kachina religion practiced by the Pueblo Indians of the southwestern USA.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Morning Launch of the Balloon Festival

The hot air balloons were able to launch from Town Park to the Valley Floor on Sunday morning. It was too early for the sun to be bright, plus our hazy skies are from the wildfires in New Mexico. Still a super fun morning!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Balloon Festival Main Street GLO

Last night the wind died down just in time for the balloons to inflate!! Super excited they were able to do this two years in a row!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Collared Lizard

We camped with my daughter's fourth grade class this week up at Colorado National Monument. I think my lizard picture is my favorite out of all of the photos I took! They are just so cool!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Finally Spring!!

I really didn't mean to take another break from blogging, but I've been busy with work, end of the school year stuff with the kids, then had blogger and internet problems. But look--in the meantime it finally turned to spring in Telluride!