These are a few of the pictures I took yesterday along the Million Dollar Highway between Ouray and Silverton. Fall is making its way to the San Juans! :)
This area will be blazing with color over the next couple of weeks. Mt. Abram is the center peak in the distance.
Yankee Girl Mine was one of the great silver and gold producers within Red Mountain Mining District. Unlike most mines in the San Juan Mountains, this was a vertical shaft mine with a “hoist house” that housed the equipment used to lower the miners and raise the ore.
Red Mountain Mining District near Ouray
This quiet, little creek tumbles down several hundred feet from its headwaters on Turk Mountain.
Several groups of aspen trees in Silverton are lit up with fall colors. :)
Crystal Lake near Ouray… love this place in the stillness of late evening.
My brother-in-law gave me some advice a few years ago that has stuck with me… whenever I get the blues, he told me to write down as many things as I could think of that make me happy. Of course, there’s much more than what’s on this little list, but these are a few of my favorite things. Being thankful, having gratitude, always puts life into perspective. :)