Dry and smoky. A cautionary, some would say alarming, start to summer. The landscape was parched from our recent winter/spring drought. Rivers were low from lack of snow runoff. Skies were often filled with smoke, blown into our valley from the 416 and Burro fires to the south. Continue reading Summer Sightings
It’s mid December (officially winter) but feels more like Indian summer. The landscape is golden brown instead of white, and we’re trading down coats and wool hats for wind breakers and visors. Continue reading Waiting for Winter
The annual TFF Patron’s Brunch was a SHOWstopper… perfect weather and a great group of homeowners and their guests in attendance. Continue reading Summer Turns to Fall
These daffodils at the Homeowner’s cabin are a tough bunch. Despite numerous April/May snowstorms, they’ve managed to survive and flourish. Last week Telluride received over a foot of snow… Continue reading The Many Faces of Spring
Out Like A Lion”. March reversed it’s famous weather quote this year. The month arrived as Spring (lamb) and departed as Winter (lion). The Telluride Ski Area Snow Base numbers tell it all: Continue reading “In Like A Lamb…
Telluride saw 95 inches of snow in the first month of 2017, the snowiest January in 40 years. This was followed by record high temperatures in the first weeks of February, which made for a bit of an early mud season but spectacular skiing! Continue reading The Start of 2017
Happy Holiday’s and Best Wishes for 2017!
May the season and many years ahead be filled with joy, peace, good health and lots of time spent in Gray Head, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Continue reading O Be Joyful!
Hard to imagine snow as we bask in this seemingly endless Indian summer. But, as they say, we are only one good storm away from winter. Meanwhile, we are doing our best to prepare, knowing it’s only a matter of when, not if. Continue reading Preparing for Winter
Carvings are prolific among the aspen trees of Gray Head and Deep Creek Mesa. Many are simply graffiti but some record a history and tell a story…
History: As early as 1850 and until WWII, large numbers of Basques came to the American west to seek their fortune. Most became sheepherders and their history can still be found carved into the Aspen trees. These carvings, or arborglyphs, are a reminder of the widespread sheep industry that once existed not only on San Miguel County, but throughout Colorado and the country. Continue reading Aspen Tree Tells A Story
Memorial Day weekend is synonymous with MountainFilm in Telluride and the big kick off to our Festival Season. Prayer flags adorn the town, blowing in the wind and “spreading good will and compassion into all pervading space“. The feeling that town is waking up after a sleepy “off season” is palpable. Continue reading Almost Summer