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Last year my better half and I took a trip to Colorado to visit with friends. It was a great trip, and I could not stop taking pictures — especially of the mountains. I’ve lived in Texas all my life, so being around mountains was awe-inspiring and a little frightening.
This was taken from the viewing deck at the information center for The Garden of the Gods. The rocks there are enormous, and rust-red. We saw lots of people rock climbing, but we kept our feet on the ground. 🙂
We also took the train up to the top of Pike’s Peak. 14,000 feet up! The air was really thin, but the views were incomparable. I stayed well away from the drop offs (unlike the idiot I caught in this photo), but I still felt like I was going to fall off the edge of the world. But man was it beautiful.
20 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot: Colorado”
Oh, you showed two of my favorite Colorado spots. Yes, I think we Texans are most fond of that Rocky Mountain State. I love it and love the mountains. The air is thin though.
It took me a few days to adjust to the thin air. But I definitely had to move a little slow up on Pike’s Peak. I wonder how many people pass out up there every year?
Colorado was also a lot nicer, weather-wise. 🙂 I was there in August and it was in the 70s during the day. It was like heaven.
These are awesome shots. Love those!
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I love those cloud formations! I think they add so much to the scale of the pictures…how gorgeous!
Visiting Colorado was like visiting that fantasy location in a novel: beautiful blue sky, perfectly puffy clouds, and so many colors and lovely breezes. Even the thunder storm we experienced came with the picture-perfect cold winds, sheets of rain, and rolling thunder. It was like vacationing in a novel!
Beautiful landscapes. Being from Chicago where it’s flat, flat, flat, I’m impressed by mountains too.
Chicago’s a great city, but yes, it is flat. Nice theatre district, though. 🙂
That first photo is stunning. I love the sky and the shadows from the clouds. And the mountains of course. Here’s Mine
Cloud shadows are something I really love too. They make everything even more beautiful.
That view is breathtaking! And the photo at the top has such interesting colors, everything from green to orange to blue, and then the puffy white clouds. It looks like a painting.
That’s how I felt most of my time there: it was like traveling through a painting. Wouldn’t that be awesome?
Wow! Beautiful! I’ve lived with mountains right outside my window all my life so I feel like I take them for granted. 🙁 I need to work on that.
That’s why it’s fun to go traveling — you see new things and love them, and you come home and appreciate anew what’s around you all the time. 🙂
I love the color of the rocks in the first photo! I’ve never been to Colorado, so I’m sure I’d be just as in awe. I love the mountains we have here in Oregon.
All the rocks in the Garden of the Gods are that bright/rust red color. It’s beautiful. I’ve never been to Oregon, but I’ll go anywhere that has mountains.
These shots are very beautiful. The clouds look amazing.
It was such a great day to see the sights. A little hot in the sun, but those clouds cast some marvelous shade.
Isn’t it? I could have stayed there forever. 🙂