Deep Water Freezes Later in Colorado

Flying over Colorado near the end of autumn, I was amused by this pairing of a large and small body of water that turned out (on later Google Earth sluthing) to be Antero Reservoir. The main reservoir shows only small amounts of ice near its edges, while its smaller partner looks completely overcome with ice and snow.

Deep Water Freezes Later in Colorado

The Loneliest Hydroelectric Station

Today’s post is a particularly old photograph of mine–so old, in fact, that you’ll have to pardon the fact that it was taken before I owned a DSLR. I happened upon it the other night, and it was so lovely that I just couldn’t resist processing and posting it.

Above Bridal Veil Falls, in the box canyon cliffs surrounding Telluride, CO, is this building. At first, it looks to be a lonely house, but the truth is far more fascinating: it is the second AC hydroelectric power station in the United States. The facility was restored in the 1980’s, and still provides 1/4 of the power to the little town of Telluride in the distance.

The Loneliest Hydroelectric Station