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
The 4th of July celebration in Telluride always feels like the big kick start to summer… parade, fireworks, wildflowers starting to show their colors, rivers & streams running with snow melt, farmers markets, plein air artists… the buzz and energy of summer is palpable and it’s only just begun! Continue reading Another Beautiful Summer
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
Two weeks have passed since the official ski season ended… it began with record breaking snowfall in December and January, followed by the driest February in over 30 years, then saved by a late March storm that dumped 22″ inches in 48 hours. Continue reading Transitional Seasons
Record snowfall, a Superbowl win, abundant sunshine, a Valentine’s weekend power outage, a major wind storm, a little refresher snow storm, more sun, and a bonus day for leap year… what a month.
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Continue reading Super February
Lots to celebrate and be grateful for this winter season and start of 2016: snow, birthday’s, snow… did I mention snow? Continue reading Celebrating Winter & 2016
Happy Holiday Season to All! And to those of you that wished for a white Christmas, wishes do come true… sometimes in spades! Wonderful to see so many Homeowner’s here to revel in the abundance of snow and celebrate the end of another remarkable year. Continue reading A Joyous Time of Year!
The start of November brought many changes… the days got shorter and the nights colder, the brown autumn landscape transformed to winter white, we have a newly elected Mayor of Telluride, and the 2015 Holiday Season is officially underway! Continue reading Change is in the Air
Fall, Autumn, Indian Summer… the season of many names and exquisite visual displays. Like bees to honey, photographers and their tripods have been swarming Last Dollar Road the past few weeks to capture this sublime landscape. Continue reading Fall: A Visual Feast
Once again Gray Head provided a glorious setting for the Telluride Film Festival’s Patron Brunch. The cool morning sprinkles didn’t stop the stars from coming out to celebrate the opening event of the SHOW! Continue reading The SHOW at Gray Head