Colorado Winter Activities 2014 Part III

[Categories: Photography, Travel Photography, Photography 101 Forever, Winter Activities] [Photos are in gallery mode which will provide camera 'Exif' info for those interested. Click on any photo to enlarge and view full caption data.  Photo info is in lower right corner, as is 'View full size'.  View full and zoom again for extra detail.  (I … Continue reading Colorado Winter Activities 2014 Part III

Colorado Winter Activities 2014 Part II

[Categories: Photography, Travel Photography, Photography 101 Forever, Winter Activities] [Photos are in gallery mode which will provide camera 'Exif' info for those interested. Click on any photo to enlarge and view full caption data.  Photo info is in lower right corner, as is 'View full size'.  View full and zoom again for extra detail.  Click … Continue reading Colorado Winter Activities 2014 Part II

Colorado Winter Activities 2014 Part I

[Categories: Photography, Travel Photography, Photography 101 Forever, Winter Activities] [Photos are grouped in galleries which will provide 'Exif' info for those interested. Click on any photo to enlarge and view group in a slide show.  Photo info is in lower right corner, as is 'View full size'.  View full and zoom again for extra detail. … Continue reading Colorado Winter Activities 2014 Part I

Powwderrrr (skiing, that is)

[Categories: Skiing, Winter Sports] Thursday 30 January was the best powder skiing day I have had in a very, very long time.  I skied at Copper Mt. that day.  It was a black-and-white day.  Very little color.  The snow hung heavily on the tall lodgepole pine, covering the dark green needles until they almost looked … Continue reading Powwderrrr (skiing, that is)

First Ski Day Winter 2013-2014.

[CATEGORIES: Skiing, Travel.] Wed. 5 Nov. 2013 was my first day skiing this season.  Ski area of choice, and season pass: Copper Mountain, Colorado.  It is very early in the ski season but the snow was decent.  Copper is very good at making and grooming man-made snow but that kind of snow can be very … Continue reading First Ski Day Winter 2013-2014.

Summit County FAREWELL TO AUTUMN, parting shotz

[CATEGORIES: Photography, Travel Photography.] Photography 101 Forever, of course. If you have hung in there for my Summit County Autumn series, THANK YOU!  I will give you a break after this post.  In the future I'll try to post better photos, should I take any, and less of my poorer photos (I have plenty of … Continue reading Summit County FAREWELL TO AUTUMN, parting shotz

Summit County Mid-Late Autumn – Photography 101 forever

[CATEGORIES: Photography, Travel Photography.] [Click on pictures to enlarge.  Click on enlargement to get realllllly big.  Find your way back to this page somehow.  🙂 ]Yes it is barely a week since I posted about early autumn in Colorado but things change fast here.  My guess is a decent Colorado autumn averages about 2 weeks, though … Continue reading Summit County Mid-Late Autumn – Photography 101 forever

Summit County Early Autumn – Photography 101 forever

[CATEGORIES: Photography, Travel Photography.] [Click on pictures to enlarge.  Click on enlargement to get realllllly big.  Find your way back to this page somehow.  🙂 ] We had a good snowfall, Sunday the 22nd I think it was.  Areas above treeline (about 11,000') remain covered. F-stop is the focal length of the camera lens divided … Continue reading Summit County Early Autumn – Photography 101 forever

Summit County September

[CATEGORIES: Photography, Recreation, Travel.] Contrary to published reports, not all of Colorado is under water this mid-September 2013.  It does seem like the state has either been on fire or flooded all summer.  We just do that so people don't think it is too nice here. These pictures were taken between 9 and 12 September, … Continue reading Summit County September

Thank you #395398 to new viewers, and vote for Lesley Carter!

People are still finding my site somehow.  Thank you.  YOU are fascinating, innovative, and talented.  I am in awe.  (As always, apologies to anyone I've missed.) [Please take time to vote AGAIN for Lesley Carter in the Bucket List contest via the sidebar.] monicaali  FASHION. (How are women of fashion stumbling upon my site?! (http://evelinagalli.wordpress.com, HannahContinue reading Thank you #395398 to new viewers, and vote for Lesley Carter!

FRESH POW, Powder Skiing, Copper Mountain Colorado, 05Mar2013, Part DEUX

[POW: Ski culture vernacular for powder snow.  This isn't about gun control.] It SHOULD have been a powder day. There was a brief but fierce  blizzard in Summit County Monday 4Mar2013 with 2 major pile-ups on I-70 near Silverthorne. Views from the condo Monday afternoon post-blizzard and Tuesday morning were beautiful: (On my Macbook I … Continue reading FRESH POW, Powder Skiing, Copper Mountain Colorado, 05Mar2013, Part DEUX

FRESH POW, Powder Skiing, Copper Mountain Colorado, 05Mar2013

[POW: Ski culture vernacular for powder snow.  This isn't about gun control.] It SHOULD have been a powder day.  Snowfalls have been better recently: There was a brief but fierce  blizzard in Summit County yesterday (Mon. 4Mar2013) with 2 major pile-ups on I-70 just a couple of miles from here, one with 25 cars and … Continue reading FRESH POW, Powder Skiing, Copper Mountain Colorado, 05Mar2013

Wooden Ladder. (Photos.) They don’t make them like this anymore. (Do they?) (Updated 03/2/2013.)

These shots were taken in 1999.  I wish I still had the ladder.  The beauty of wood construction. (Click on a photo to view in a separate window.  User your browser's Back function to return to this post.) [Update:]  While composing this post I stumbled upon a website selling antique ladders here.  The variety of … Continue reading Wooden Ladder. (Photos.) They don’t make them like this anymore. (Do they?) (Updated 03/2/2013.)

Copper Mountain & Winter Park Skiing Update, Ski Apps and Run Tracking, 29 Jan-7 Feb 2013

I'm on a roll.  I posted to the blog twice in one day 6 Feb, skied a few hours that afternoon, and I'm catching up on Season 1 of Walking Dead that I've DVR'd. (Today, 7 Feb, was the BEST day of this ski season.  5-6 inches of powder.  It shows how starved for soft … Continue reading Copper Mountain & Winter Park Skiing Update, Ski Apps and Run Tracking, 29 Jan-7 Feb 2013

Thank you for the views, likes, follows, and comments, and vote for http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com

(More about Lesley shortly.  If you can't wait see Suggestions from the People that Know Best and Biggest Baddest Bucket List (at this link scroll down to vote).) I'm not going anywhere, other than that ticking clock of estimated remaining life represented by the number at the far right-bottom of the page should I be fortunate enough to reach my … Continue reading Thank you for the views, likes, follows, and comments, and vote for http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com

Copper Mountain, Winter Park Colorado Skiing Update, StarDate 01:18:2013

[Click on photos to enlarge if you like, then use your browser's Back function to return to the post.  All photos taken with an iPhone5.] Winter is in full swing.  Who needs snow?! As you can see there IS snow.  Christmas storms were moderately generous.  'More' ski runs are open and skiing is 'better' though … Continue reading Copper Mountain, Winter Park Colorado Skiing Update, StarDate 01:18:2013

Early Season Skiing, Arapahoe Basin and Copper Mountain, Summit County Colorado

If it wasn't for snowmaking there wouldn't be any skiing at all yet this 2012-2013 ski season.  But there is snowmaking.  A friend gave me a free pass to Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and I used it on 31 October, Halloween Day.  It was my earliest start in a very very long time.  (Click on … Continue reading Early Season Skiing, Arapahoe Basin and Copper Mountain, Summit County Colorado

Travel Theme: Foliage

It's the end of autumn in Summit County, Colorado.  Here is a belated entry to the Where's My Backpack non-sweepstakes.  Winter is coming and soon there will be snow in them thar' hills. (Click on photos to enlarge and use your browser back button to return to this page.) I have sent the SX200 off … Continue reading Travel Theme: Foliage