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.
Photo info: Sunset over Red Mountain From our property Silverton, Colorado July 2004 Canon PowerShot G3 digicam
Many years ago, Cindy had a week-long business conference in Hawai’i. Wow! I tagged along as her personal baggage handler and it was wonderful. We stayed in some really nice places and I explored all over the place while she had to attend tedious meetings that began early and didn’t end until late in the evening. This was one of my many day trips – the summit of Haleakalā to witness the spectacular sunset. You can read all about the AEOS telescope here.
Photo info: AEOS telescope Summit of Haleakalā Maui, Hawai’i April 2009 Leica D-LUX 4 digicam
Whenever we visit a place during one of our frequent road trips, we like exploring at different times of the day, just to see what the area is like under different lighting conditions. This was one of those times, when we stumbled across this wonderful old structure – the historic Bear Creek schoolhouse.
Photo info: Bear Creek schoolhouse Bear Creek Loop Road Cameron, Montana September 2014 Apple iPhone 5S