Scenic Saturday

It’s a beautiful day here in Denver. I’m reminded that it is Saturday and I’ve been browsing my landscape catalog for shots I may not have paid much attention to.

Today, you get a look at the Wilson Mountain Range in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. This photo was taken along Last Dollar Road. I love white puffy clouds in my landscape photos.

COVID-19 Hunker-down Log. Stardate 44000.30

Combating boredom.

I think I’ll call it a week and head back to Denver sometime on Thursday. I’m missing my girl and I’ve done about as much as I hoped to accomplish for my first trip to the cabin this year. I spent Wednesday afternoon in the Laramie Mountains, mainly to look for moose which I found, but I also found a few nice landscape shots and I’ll return to do them proper in the future. I see a long summer of working alone. I worked alone quite a bit when I first came moose hunting up here but for the past 7 or so years, I’ve cajoled my friends into it as well.

Happy thought inventory.

Yes, I am changing how I format the log entry.

I’m very happy with how well the Nikon D500 works in the field. Since buying it, I’ve mostly photographed birds from 15 feet. Out in the hinterlands, it’s performed flawlessly and I’m quite happy with the image quality it’s putting out. Now I can daydream about the next lens I want to buy. With the D810 and the D500 in the bag, I pretty much have everything covered. The poor ole D750 has been relegated to the camera cabinet for a while. That’s my backup in case one of the others crap out or something.

Supply status.

No worries

Weed inventory.

Plenty.

Laundry status.

Living from a bag this week. Will worry about laundry when I’m back in Denver.

No first-responder activity to report.

The hunkering down continues.

Still alive and well here in Red Feather Lakes.

COVID-19 Hunker-down Log. Stardate 43933.22

Combating boredom. Our week long flirtation with spring has ended. A winter storm has forced us to abandon our leisurely days on the deck we’ll be sheltering inside for the next few days while the cold and snow tightens its grip on Colorado. April is always a hit and miss month here. I recall my days working at the newspaper and we always calculated April 19th as the average last day of snow here in Denver. Of course calculations and reality don’t always agree with one another.

I’ve been playing with the video conferencing app ZOOM. My daughter is organizing a family ZOOM for Easter Sunday and we played with it a little bit on Saturday afternoon. Kinda cool, we had four generations of my family on a video conference call yesterday. The actual event will occur later today and I’m looking forward to seeing my family gathered together in the ether.

Supply status. Still plenty of food and supplies for day-to-day life, but time rolls by and the shelves are thinning out. Will probably have to get out to the grocery in the next day or so to restock.

Happy thought inventory. Family, family, family. I worry about everyone and know that we’ll get through this business and come out strong on the other side. Trudy and I keep a brave face and our attention focused on solutions, not problems. We have a good plan and we’re sticking to it.

The hunkering down continues, extra hunkering is in effect.

Still alive and well here in Denver.