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#250356 St. Elmo, Colorado - 2016

Posted by Navy on 27 November 2016 - 12:40 PM

Those are aspen trees and they only grow at higher altitudes and in environments like the Rocky Mountains.  I believe they also grow in the Canadian Rockies as well.  So beautiful. 




#250355 Pics of your Pets?

Posted by Navy on 27 November 2016 - 12:12 PM

LOL yes.


#250336 Navy's Photos

Posted by Navy on 26 November 2016 - 01:34 PM

I've started the editing and posting bandwagon. Stay tuned :-).


#250333 Pics of your Pets?

Posted by Navy on 26 November 2016 - 11:51 AM

Let's try this. The joy of uploading from an iPhone.

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#250332 Pics of your Pets?

Posted by Navy on 26 November 2016 - 11:39 AM

This is Buddy our Beagle that we rescued a year ago this past September.

He truly is the perfect dog and makes my world complete.


#250330 John Denver Sanctuary - Aspen, CO

Posted by Navy on 26 November 2016 - 09:56 AM

While passing thru the state of Colorado, we happened upon the beautiful mountain city of Aspen, where the rich and famous congregate to ski, sip tea and escape life.  Nestled in this beautiful community is a park known as the John Denver sanctuary.  It is an incredibly serene and peaceful place intended for folks to pause and absorb the more simple things that life has to offer.

 

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#250329 St. Elmo, Colorado - 2016

Posted by Navy on 26 November 2016 - 09:34 AM

This past year I've been fortunate to be able to do some traveling. Those of you who have been around here for a while know I enjoy travel probably more than anything.  I love to explore and visit new places and see new and different things.  For a week in September, my wife and I visited Colorado.  Denver was our home base, and we branched out from there, putting 3,300 miles on a rental car that week.  We traversed the state from end to end, including visiting Wyoming (paid our respects to Matthew Shepherd at the University of Wyoming), and down to Four Corners where Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona come together.  Over the course of the next few days / weeks, I'll share some of my photos with you.

 

Let's start with some photos I shot in the abandoned ghost town of St. Elmo, Colorado.  This was the first time I've been to CO - the mountains, prairie and scenery in general is just breathtaking.  In these frames you can see the bright yellow aspen trees already showing their beautiful autumn colors.

 

Through several grants from the federal and state government, the entire town and all the buildings are being meticulously restored to their original condition by preservation contractors.  We had the opportunity to talk to one of them and get a behind the scenes glimpse at what they are doing and the steps required to accomplish their mission.  No photos were permitted, however let me tell you these guys are doing amazing things to keep our history in tact. 

 

Finally, there's just something about standing on a plateau at 10,000 feet in elevation and looking up at the mountain peaks above you.  Our country is a beautiful place.  I suggest if you're able to, get out there and do some exploring.

 

You can read some of the history of the town here -->  https://en.wikipedia..._Elmo,_Colorado

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#250232 And how was your day???

Posted by Navy on 21 November 2016 - 06:48 PM

Just finished glass 3 of 4 of MoviPrep batch 1 prior to the colonoscopy tomorrow, wow, that stuff is vile....................

Gross stuff - I know.  Glad you're having it done.  Good luck and keep us posted!




#250133 Navy's Photos

Posted by Navy on 14 November 2016 - 06:36 PM

I could fill my office at work with an art gallery and swap them out weekly.


#250130 Navy's Photos

Posted by Navy on 14 November 2016 - 03:06 PM

Ok. Fine. Here's another. Just because you asked.

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#250129 Navy's Photos

Posted by Navy on 14 November 2016 - 03:03 PM

As many of you who've been around the forums for a while know, I have a love of photography and actually find beauty in decay and ruin. I try to steer clear of portraits and people, and if I do photograph someone, I do my best to catch them in a candid moment which I find most appealing.

Anyway a few years back I invested a small chunk of $$ in a Nikon D series DSLR and have accumulated thousands of photos along my way.

I'll share some in the forum over the next few weeks. Here's a teaser. I shot this while on holiday with my wife in Colorado this past September.

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#250107 Hi Everyone!

Posted by Navy on 13 November 2016 - 11:38 AM

I ended up -$300 getting the damn thing dissembled and moved. lol.

Boo - I would have loved to have taken it - granted it weighed a ton and a half, and getting it back across the border would have required some explaining "well you see . . . . "




#250081 Hi Everyone!

Posted by Navy on 11 November 2016 - 10:41 PM

I (still) would have killed for that stove. The family meals and breakfasts I could whip up on that thing.

The fridge on the other hand I swear was possessed :-). I do love the new kitchen. It's spectacular.


#250042 Crazy's randon pics

Posted by Navy on 09 November 2016 - 09:08 PM

I've lost track of him also.  Wish I could find him - he was a great asset to our little circle here :).




#250041 Hi Everyone!

Posted by Navy on 09 November 2016 - 08:51 PM

P.S. Navy's avatar is at my house too... he was the chef for our labor day BBQ weekend. :) (rubbing the meat seemed to take him a very long time though if I recall... ). :lol:

I had to find this and dig it out of the archives.  Holy crap - look how young (and thin) I was.  And Tyler - the kitchen must bring you flashbacks! :)

 

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