High Mountain Doings

From 8200 feet along one side of the Upper Arkansas River Valley in central Colorado, my blog is about many things: travel including river and bicycle trips, and other experiences as well. The focus is on photography, not lots of text.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Blog Renewal

I haven't used this blog for a while now. Last time I did, it had been a while since the time before. But this seems to be a good place to post things, so I'll make another run at it.

Hmmmm... I meant for the photo to be part of a new post, but it appeared here. That's annoying, but oh well. This was a photo I made on March 18, 2014 from the window of an airliner crossing what I believe to have been the mountains of Idaho. I didn't have a map with me for this flight from Portland, OR, to Denver.

Now I recall why I didn't like blogger before--I've written a post now, but I don't see how to post it!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hoped-for Resumption

I've been posting various photos on my Facebook account, but after an absence I want to start doing it here as well.

It's so far been a very busy summer. Patty and I did back to back days on the Arkansas River, then I didn't get on the water again until my daughter, her husband, and my grandson came for a few days in early August, 2011.

I'm trying to get work done on my motorglider project, and it's happening! I hope to post a bunch of photos showing my progress.

Patty has spent much of the summer in El Salvador, with recently a few days in Guatamala. That country looks wonderful in her photos!

I'm out of here for a bit. More later.

Monday, January 24, 2011

A Gentle Moderation

I think the worst of winter, that is, the coldest, is most often between Christmas and New Year. That's past now. I'm still building fires in my wood burning stove, I'm still wearing my coat outside, and my three cats tend to remain inside. There is snow on the mountains, the pine trees on the mountain slopes are quite dark by contrast, and the valley floor is covered with yellow (once-green) grasses.

We're at least thinking about warmer times. Patty scored a Desolation Canyon river permit (Green River in Utah, through wild country). We'll be doing several other things as well.

The motorglider project is still going strongly. I just haven't gotten around to posting about it much.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Can't Post Photos....

Used to be able to post photos on here, but now when I click the button for posting an image, it takes me to a window that doesn't include "browse." So I guess I'll have to do it somewhere else--like Facebook,

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Home from the river

It's the 28th of August. We got off the Lower Salmon River and then the Snake River on the 26th, mostly in Idaho though the takeout is in extreme southeastern Washington. Got home on the 27th, and here it is a new day with lots of things to do!

More will follow, including photographs.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

El Salvador, Greens and Reds

From top down, looking from Patty's large porch toward the nearest house. That house is on the other side of a small road down which a few cattle come every afternoon on their way home. Greenery is everywhere you look.

Next, a small red flower on the edge of Patty's porch. Not large, but with a goodly supply of red pigment and much fine detail.

Last, greenery and some red leaves a few feet out in front of the porch. The red serves to set off the green, or there would be no photograph here. I don't know that you'd call this country a rainforest, but it can't be too far from that. I've never personally experienced rain there, and this was my third visit.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

El Salvador, a Country of Colors

I only know the names of two or three plants, and not this one. But what a beautiful thing it was, with red leaves set against a green background.