Winter Is Here…..

I am at my 8,500′, (2,600m) elevation cabin preparing for winter.
At this moment, the temperature is 28F (-2 C) with winds at 40 mph (65 kph) velocity. The weather is blustery, but the beautiful sunset makes it worthwhile to hike to the top of the nearby ridge.

Tuesday 8″ (20cm) of snow is forecast along with -6F (-21C) evening low temperature.

Real winter has begun…..

Best Game Cam Pics

Where the wild things are…..

At our Colorado mountain cabin, we have two game cameras.  They are motion triggered, set on a creek near a beaver pond and regularly frequented by wild animals of all sorts.  On some weeks, the cameras capure over one thousand photographs.  We regularly see moose, elk, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, coyotes, bear, bobcat, owls, hawks, great blue heron, beaver, marmot, rabbits and more.  We especially enjoy the spring when mama moose, elk and deer show up regularly with their babies.

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Southern Colorado Fly Fishing Tour

Colorado – soooo lovely in the Fall!

Driving 3 ½ hours through the colorful Colorado mountains we find the aspen color is pretty much finished, but cottonwoods are still in their full golden full glory in the creek bottoms.
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The beautiful Arkansas River

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Three Winter Days at the Cabin

Wild & Beautiful!

After being blocked by snow for weeks, the road into the cabin finally open. My new BFGoodrich T/A KO2 tires mounted on the old red truck carried us through the snow, around the old Whorl Ranch (where three neighbors had gotten stuck just a few days before, who had to be pulled ou by lovely neighbor Oscar Orozco)!  The new tires gave us great confidence!  (Even having and wanting to test our new tires, we should have taken the Ferret Circle bypass to be safe!) 🚒

Winds were very high – up to 49 mph!  The highighest daytime temperatures were only  32 derees, and it takes quite a bit of effort to walk straight into the wind!

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2 Nights in Denver

Denver has many delights….

Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver can be very pleasant in January. The Denver Art Museum and Museum of Nature and Science often have popular exhibitions still running after the holiday season, the Denver Botanic Gardens feature their annual Orchid Showcase, restaurants are less crowded and parking much more convenient.

  

A sip of Scotch at our comfy B&B

“The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes” at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

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So many Sherlocks

The Denver Art Museum: Over 100 Works by Andrew and Jamie Wyeth

Jamie Wyeth opens the exhibition in Denver.  The exhibition contains a fascinating video of Jamie working in his studio

 

Distinguished art critics

 

Christiana’s World

 

Dinner at Osteria Marco – Yummy roasted artichoke

 

Horsetooth Birthday Cruise

Julie’s 30th birthday Horsetooth cruise. The rain did not dampen our spirits in the least. Happy Birthday sweet girl! 💝

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Our Cruise Ship
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Captain Drake
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The Crew
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The old swimming’ hole – Diving and sliding into the deep!!
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Buddies
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Buddies2!!
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The monsoon started soon after we left our swimming’ hole!
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Pretty Mommy, Handsome Boy!!