Big Red

Red rooster – Farm in Pennsylvania

We spotted this handsome devil while driving somewhere through southern Pennsylvania many years ago. A classic scene for the area – a big proud red rooster atop a stone wall, daring all challengers to step up and go toe-to-toe with him.


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Red rooster
A farm in southern Pennsylvania
March 2006
Canon PowerShot G3

Abandoned View

Abandoned cabin – Ironton, Colorado

This abandoned cabin was fairly close to our old property in southwest Colorado, but it was much harder to reach, being at 12,600 feet (3840 m) of elevation and with no road leading to it. I can only imagine that prospectors got to it on foot – like we did – or by using horse, mules, or donkeys. Either way, the climb to that cabin – which is very near Bonita Peak – is brutal, but the view once there is stupendous. It’s like being at the top of the world.

Cindy at the abandoned cabin – Ironton, Colorado

The detritus inside the cabin was interesting, and it also looked like various critters would seek shelter there, based upon all the different scat that we observed. If you click on the image below, you can see on Google maps exactly where this cabin can be found.

Location of the cabin – Ironton, Colorado

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Abandoned mining cabin
North Fork Cement Creek
Ironton, Colorado
July 2004
Canon PowerShot G3 digicam

Sunset Over Red Mountain

Sunset over Red Mountain – Silverton, Colorado

When we owned our place high in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, one of our great joys was watching the incredible sunsets. This was one of them, taken about midway up our property line. Our former gold mining claim – which actually had three old and safely sealed gold mining shafts on it (that’s the tailings pile for one of them in the middle of the image) – started at 11,300-feet (3,444 m) in elevation and topped out above the timberline at just over 12,000-feet (3,657 m). In recent days, Cindy and I have been fondly reminiscing about our times spent there tent camping on our plot, without a soul around us for as far as the eye could see.


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Sunset over Red Mountain
From our property
Silverton, Colorado
July 2004
Canon PowerShot G3 digicam