On this blogger site one can click on all pictures except for the header two times each time making them larger which is a feature I like because it gives you the ability to really look very close at all kinds of things not readily seen.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday Stills - Winter

With a subject like this it needs to be said right outta the box - I hate winter. Always have probably always will.  I understand all the dynamics and have much experience with this time of year.  Except for this last winter the previous 20 were spent in da boat area. Snow country! That's what I think of when winter is brought up.  The snows I have seen I tell you.

When I think of winter I think of snow.  I went and grabbed a few pictures all with snow in them of various degrees of depth. Some are pictures of pictures and others have an explanation attached.

Bottom line- if you live in a place where you can see snow but it's green where you are at it will be more chilly than more warm.  Even though I spent last winter where there was not as much snow and it was much warmer it was still winter. This winter the plan if it is one is to spend it here.

The last thing is I have fudged and included a video at the end of one of the things that is enjoyable for me in the winter. The title of the post for this was " Six  O Today Confused and Going Around In Circles".

Click on the pictures to take a real good look.








This was from my window with my camera but I was laying around and didn't take it. These light conditions are not that common. This is a major icon of Steamboat Springs. It is called Sleeping Giant. Head is on the left knees on the right.

Winter - when Florida monkeys slam into you at 6:30 in the morning.  He was trying to make a turn here.  There was ample time to avoid.


Pay attention kiddies - this is is how ya drive on da snow!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Trinidad

Trinidad is a new place for me and here are a few pictures from a couple weeks ago. I like much of the downtown architecture and the color of the brick in the buildings and in the streets. You may have seen several of these before. Pictures are illustrative and have been tweaked a little bit as another time when results weren't too good.

Some time in the near future the Savoy Cafe and the Trinidad Lounge are getting a visit for sure. I've only heard of places with Savoy in their name.  That word holds a bit of romanticism for me. Maybe the food will be the best ever. A guy can only hope ya know.

Click on the picture to hugen them up twice if you want.












Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunday Stills - Roads

Welcome and the roads you will see here today are the roads around where I live. Because of lifestyle choices I spend quite of bit of time around home and on these roads.

When possible like to use recent pictures and these are but all were pretty bad and most have been manipulated just so you know. They become illustrative then and gives a cheap out on taking a bunch of crappy pictures.

The route taken on these roads in this series of pictures is marked with red dots in the picture below. The numbers on the same picture (in green)  below correspond to where the picture was taken on this route with that same number on the picture in the top left and that number is red. Too late now. This is a 20 mile loop all gravel except for a short stretch on the interstate.

The second picture is not numbered but is illustrative of distances driven here in the west.

To view this properly you have to click on the pictures to make them larger. That can be done twice. No animals here - I think it's pure road. 



To get to this spot where the gate is locked I take either a bicycle or a small motorcycle and drag them under the fence. It's pretty easy really. Call the cops I don't care cuz I'm not going around. 

Looking west.

These next five pictures all look to the west covering four miles.







This is just the second time I have ever ridden on an road like this. The first was here as well. I don't like it but you bang this mile and a half out quickly and it's not too bad.  There is not a road there that crosses the interstate. The next one that does is three miles further north and turns this ride into 30 miles.
Headed south and you can see the Spanish Peaks in the distance.

This is a county road and sometimes they go through the middle of where people live. 
 People aren't too friendly out here but that is normal. We are actually neighbors and I know for a fact we have mutual friends. They tend to go away when you come through. I understand.
 




Headed south with these two landmarks for hundreds of years looming  in the distance.
Seven miles due east all downhill.

This is actually called The John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway. 64 miles south is the New Mexico state line.


The end.
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