Traveling in Colorado

by Susan on June 28, 2011

I haven’t gotten back in the kitchen this week quite yet as I am still basking in the afterglow of spending the weekend with my daughters in Colorado. So instead of a recipe today, I thought I would instead share some pictures. This is from Summit County.

My eldest daughter is working as a guide at a horse ranch this summer. I haven’t been on horseback since I sold my last horse about 4 years ago. A ride was a must!

Not a bad view for horses or us!

This shot was just too pretty to pass up.

The wildflowers were in full bloom.

We still haven’t identified this one…

The Dillion reservoir sits at over 9,000 ft. It is the main source for Denver’s water. It covers over 3,000 acres.

As beautiful as this picture is, if you look closely, You can see all the dead pines from the pine beetle. It is decimating the pine forests up there.

And I couldn’t resist. This is Cargo. The newest member of my youngest daughter’s household. He was just adopted from the Humane Society. He is 8 weeks old and a tiny little boy!

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Melissa @ Vegan CacaoBee June 28, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Thanks for sharing these breath-taking photos! And the super cute one of Cargo too…absolutely adorable!


Jeani June 29, 2011 at 7:14 am

Great pics! Cargo is such a handsome little guy. I have never had an extensive list of places I wanted to see, but thanks to your pictures, both CO and MN are now on the list.


Pam Hatfield June 29, 2011 at 9:29 am

Thank you for a beautiful way to start my day! You are so very talented and generous. Pam


SKR June 29, 2011 at 10:11 am

Love the photos. I live in Colorado and you really capture the beauty in your photography.


patricia June 29, 2011 at 10:24 am

Thank You for sharing! Nature is so rejuvenating – something that I wish all would cherish! : ) And what a cute puppy!!! Thank you again!!! : )


Jennifer June 29, 2011 at 11:08 am

Enjoyed your pictures!


geri June 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I live in CO, I just love summer. brings out the true colors in Colorado.
Thanks for the pictures.


Anne June 29, 2011 at 1:48 pm

beautiful photos…. the flower you couldnt yet identify… is it Sedum? Thks for sharings…


Susan June 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Anne, I don’t think so. They grew alone (one stem here and there) and the leaves look different.


Kris June 29, 2011 at 3:15 pm

What a view of the Mountains! Re-energizing in the beauty of the land that surrounds you! Great Horses too!
Thanks for sharing!


Elenore Bendel Zahn June 29, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Absolutley breathtaking! Lovley place to spend time with the family I can see:)


Victoria June 29, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Fabulous photos! Thanks. I live in CO, but haven’t been up to see the flowers this summer. yay, Glad you had a great trip.


Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty June 29, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Soooo gorgeous!
That first photo is beautiful!! Well all of them are beautiful, but it’s just gorgeous!


Athena June 29, 2011 at 9:12 pm

What kind of camera do you use? The pictures are stunning!


june2 June 29, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Would you please tell me which lens you used for the first photo? It’s perfectly gorgeous! Thanks!


Judith June 30, 2011 at 11:31 am

Looking and loving. Info on my search for a new camera would be great. Thx Susan.


Susan June 30, 2011 at 11:57 am

I shoot with a Nikon D300s. I believe the lens I used for the one photo (mountain and barn) was my 50 mm, 1.4. That said, it is much more learning about lighting, composition, etc that what camera you use. If I had shot the same shots with a canon, you wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference. I get some amazing shots with my phone, too! :-) It is all about developing your eye so that you can see the composition and the light.


ramona June 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm

So beautyful and vibrant pictures. Wow.


Andrea June 30, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Thank you Susan for sharing this breathtaking pictures. I love water and mountains. Always wanted to visit Colorado but di dnot have a chance when I lived in the USA. Maybe one day.
A Happier Self


Eco Mama July 2, 2011 at 10:04 am

Beautiful Susan, makes me miss the Rockies.
Eco Mama


shannonmarie July 2, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Gorgeous photography, as usual :-)


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