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My Kingdom for a Duck.
(see previous post The Duck Before the Storm)

What this photo is best at showing is a bit of the result of the beetles that are currently ravaging and killing vast tracks of the pine forests in many areas of Colorado. I was having a drink at the brewery just before I went out to take these and overheard the bartender tell a inquiring tourist that they just hadn't been watering the forest enough .. but alas no ...

In the last weeks I had heard a number of rumors that our ultra cold and ultra snowy winter would kill them all .. but I saw a report from the forest service in the news yesterday debunking that myth.

from the previous post:
Lake Dillon - Frisco, Colorado

My brother's law firm was on a retreat (i.e. boondoggle) at the Keystone ski resort. We came up to visit him .. the weather was awful .. I lobbied for a drive around the man made but still beautiful Lake Dillon .. no one else would get out of the car .. but at least they let me go freeze down on the beach for a few minutes .. just me, a duck, and an on and off freezing rain.

Lake Dillon is a man made reservoir .. but still picturesque .. the creation of the lake in 1963 required the moving of the entire town of Dillon and a hydroelectric plant.

The lake sits between the towns of Dillon, Frisco, and Silverthorne .. and is near the Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, & Arapahoe Basin ski resorts.

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