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Pikes Peak As Seen From Our House

Monday, October 31, 2016

Independence Mine

Happy Halloween - here are some spooky photos of an abandoned mine to continue showing you some of the history of my part of the world. This is the famous Independence Mine near Cripple Creek. You have to be very careful walking around these old mines and stay on the marked paths because there are unmarked shafts and holes which can kill.
Approximately 200,000 ounces (5,670 kg) of gold was mined here.
It's also infamous for a 1904 cage mishap which killed 15 workers.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

No Swimming!

Here's a scanned photo from a local hike back in 1995.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Summer Sky

For Skywatch Friday, here's a leftover summer sky photo.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Mining Equipment

I spent some time not long ago looking at the mining history of my area, viewing the surface remains of several old mines, and descending into a formerly-active mine and an active surface mine. Here's a teaser, as this topic will take up several posts.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

It's Autumn

It's definitely autumn - we had the first freeze last week at our house.
The leaves are mostly gone at the higher elevations but I found these last weekend.

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Alamo

While in San Antonio we visited the Alamo.
Photos are not allowed inside, but I took a couple of the outside and the grounds.
I loved this old tree.
This was an impressive cactus patch.
These trees caught my eye.
I don't remember if this cannon was an original or not.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Hawaii 1997 Revisited (7)

This is the last of my 1997 Hawaii photos, another one at the Pearl Harbor Memorial.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Peak Moods (9) - Stormy Again

This photo was taken from our front porch on Saturday, it seems that the weeks of blue skies finally ended. We may even see some snow on Thursday before we warm up for the weekend. It's not B&W, the colors are natural.

Monday, October 3, 2016

San Antonio Riverwalk

Taken on a very short trip to San Antonio, Texas - it's an attractive place to walk around if you've got a couple of spare hours...

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Old Critter

Taken at the Denver Aquarium - more to come. I like how the fossil appears to be chasing the fish...
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