Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gobble Gobble

Here are some pictures of this year's Thanksgiving feast in Gothic. The weather was beautiful and nobody got stuck on the road, in or out.

I couldn't sleep at all last night. I was afraid I'd miss the alarm and not get the bird in the oven in time. I remember waking up and seeing the glowing hands of my clock, and reading them as 4AM. Bzzz! Wrong... only 12:20AM. Turns out I was worried for nothing. For our 12 o'clock supper I put the 21lb., five hour turkey in the hot box at 6AM... to be conservative. It was done in three and a half, two and a half early, as it turned out.

So I put the oven on low and let it stew. By the time the guests arrived, Tom was so tender he fell right off the bone. I made gravy with the drippin's and we ate and ate and ate...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gothic, Ringworld

Mount Crested Butte always reminded me of a peculiar mountain featured in Larry Niven's scifi novel 'Ringworld.'


I took this picture last October 13th.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Weather Station Day

Tuesdays are weather station day up here. J&T and I switch off weeks where we have to climb the hill up to the EPA station to calibrate and test the equipment, and gather water samples to be sent for analysis. The day was bright and clear, and I took a couple pictures of the ice in Copper Creek.

And while up on the hill today I caught my first sight this year of the abominable snow billy.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

p.e. no.13 - First Big Snow

The first big snow storm hit us a couple days ago. I took my skis out yesterday to take some pictures.

I made a couple 3D pics out of this batch. For viewing info click here.

And this morning Gothic was doing its thing with the light again.

Friday, November 6, 2009

nov 6

Today is my 43rd birthday. I didn't do much, except make sweet and sour chicken. I offered up a birthday wish to the Great Quantum Fluctuation for 'Battlestar Galactica: The Plan,' but am still waiting to be approved.

I caught the moon just setting over the mountain as I got out of bed this morning.