Thursday, July 30, 2009

365/211 Wednesday July 29, 2009

This is in my backyard, I took these photos just before I dropped my camera from the bar in the kitchen to the tile floor. I now have no zoom or telephoto. Hmmm I hate to say 'new camera' but I'm thinking that's probably what's going to happen. It definitely wasn't on the top of my 'to buy now' list :-(

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

365/202 Monday July 20, 2009

Balloon Fest ~ Steamboat Springs ~ Colorado

Sunday, July 19, 2009

365/201 Sunday July 19, 2009

The view from our window at the Doubletree in Grand Junction Colorado.
What a spectacular end to our 10 day vacation.
The Sunset was amazing and I could sit and snap the sky
as the colors changed before my eyes.
The first small picture was taken using the windows as a natural framing.

365/200 Saturday July 18, 2009

This little gal was outside a store in Steamboat Springs and I just couldn't resist snapping her pic, check out the gals bling!

365/199 Friday July 17, 2009

We took Route 50 from Pueblo Colorado to Grand Junction and stopped to watch these rafters glide down the Arkansas River. So much water!

365/198 Thursday July 16, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

365/197 Wednesday July 15, 2009

Isn't Mother Nature amazing?
Be sure and click each photo to allow you to see the close up view,
I was quiet happy with how these two turned out.

365/196 Tuesday July 14, 2009

Garden of Gods
Colorado Springs, Colorado
National Natural Landmark

Sandstone rock formations that rise over 300' feet in the air. Beautiful and amazingly the whole park is free, I was surprised, there isn't much 'free' anymore. Coming from Nature's red rock wonderland in Utah this was quite a surprise to find within Colorado Springs. They've done a marvelous job with the park and the visitor's center. If you are in the area don't miss this!

Monday, July 13, 2009

365/195 Monday July 13, 2009

Pike's Peak Cog Railway, Colorado Springs, Colorado Elevation 14,110'
Time 3 1/2 hours from the time you leave the station, reach the top and return

365/190 Sunday July 12, 2009

Balloon Fest Rodeo
Springboat Springs, Colorado

365/189 Saturday July 11, 2009

365/188 Friday July 10, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

365/187 Thursday June 9, 2009

Since our car decided to act up we became stranded in Grand Junction Colorado today. After hours at the repair shop we found it would be morning before the part arrived from Denver and noon before we'd be on the road again. So we rented a car and went to explore, who knew this is home to many vineyards (and of course tasting rooms). We had fun sampling, bought some to either drink along the trip or take home. The most unusual was at the Meadery of the Rockies which makes theirs from honey! No grapes! Very interesting process and not bad stuff to boot!.
Tonight we wandered downtown to Main Street to walk the five blocks designated no traffic for the Farmers market. Oh how we wished we could take the beautiful produce and fruits that we saw with us, but the heat would just destroy them in the car. Wonderful outpouring of townspeople with their booths of food, pastries, fruit, produce etc. Each block had musicians sharing their talent or local artists sitting quietly in the shade painting. This is a place we will definitely come back to. So I guess being stranded wasn't a bad thing after all!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

365/186 Wednesday June 8, 2009

Cross in the Rock

To the far right is Dead Horse Point which lies 2100 feet from the River.
You can drive there from Canyonlands and walk out to the very tip.
No thanks!!

Poison Spider Arch, as seen from the Colorado River, Utah
The jet boat guide told us that from the air this looks like the legs of a giant spider spread out.

Jug Handle Arch

Monitor and Merrimac
Canyonlands Utah

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

365/185 Tuesday July 7, 2009

We were on our way to Moab Utah to see the Canyons and take a trip down the Colorado River when we stopped at this View point. I love how it looks like this rock formation has a hat on.
After a long days drive how better to relax than at the Moab Brewery with a tray of brew 'samples' set before us. We had ordered two, one for Paul and one for me, clever server suggested we just get one and share, how smart!!! Ten of these buggers is a lot especially if you don't care for a few. Great place, dinner was super!!!!

A Birth Certificate shows that we were born --- A Death Certificate shows that we died --- Pictures show that we lived!