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    • November 16, 2019 6:52 PM EST
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      A short video near the goldmine and "tall timber":

       

       

    • November 17, 2019 9:26 AM EST
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      Nice one Jim, I like the technique of leading the loco with your camera.

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    • November 17, 2019 1:05 PM EST
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      Cool video, Jim.  Love the sound of the shay.

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    • November 22, 2019 7:41 PM EST
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      More planting work today: hiding sprinkler pvc pipe, more details in the tall timber, more tall timber planting, and some filler in the yard of Durango (no pics for that, sorry).

       

      Hiding the sprinklers in Durango:

       

       

      A new dry wash near the goldmine in the Jasper area:

       

       

      And some more trees planted:

       

       

      I'm loving this so far.

       

    • November 22, 2019 8:16 PM EST
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      There are sprinklers?   Amazingly camouflaged! 

    • November 22, 2019 8:58 PM EST
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      I agree with Eric.  Very well camouflaged, Jim.  Your RR is beginning to look like it has been there forever.  Keep up the great work ....... AND please keep sharing with us 

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    • November 23, 2019 5:50 AM EST
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      Jim it really has come to life with the plantings phase. I for one would like to see the overall photo to really enjoy the outcome. I being from the east with no travels into your neck of the woods per se, am having trouble identifying the blue tree in the midst of your plantings. Is that the one I've heard of called the 'Blue Spruce'

    • November 23, 2019 11:09 AM EST
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      What? You have never heard of the Giant Blue Sequioa? Will try to get some photos that show the whole context...

    • November 23, 2019 11:26 AM EST
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    • November 23, 2019 5:30 PM EST
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      Not sure how serious Hollywood is, but thought I'd post a few pix from further away so you can see how the Durango & Jasper sits in the yard and relative to our house. Cozy.

       

      Here's the view as you walk back into the yard (as if coming to an open railroad). This is the succulent area, the upper part of the town of Durango:

       

       

      And this is the lower part of Durango (the yard, etc.) looking toward the Jasper wilderness area:

       

       

      And a similar view but from Jasper looking back toward Durango:

       

       

      Happy Thanksgiving, all!

       

      [edited to fix a typo] 

      This post was edited by Jim Rowson at November 25, 2019 8:28 AM EST
    • November 23, 2019 5:43 PM EST
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      Thank you for those pics Jim. those views allow me to understand how this planting stage is changing the looks of the railroad empire you've created. Now I can visualize how the three distinct areas compliment each other and provide a sense of flow and distance in the overall picture.

      The effort you are putting forth on your pike speaks volumes in the pics you present to us. Great work. 

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