10.05.2011

Breath Taking...

Now I know why our son has wanted us to visit him this time of year...
Colorado is a beautiful place in early October. The aspen groves are the stars of this autumn show. I snapped over 800 pictures, finding it tough to pick some of my favorites to share with you all...


The aspen's were turning from a brilliant yellow, to orange and will end up nearly red, before they are done putting on their autumn-time show. While taking in this magnificent show, your head tends to look upward towards the blue sky,
however there is beauty in the ground as well.

Dainty fern-like plant pushing upward, towards the early autumn sky
&
carpets of red winter berries
line the bottom of these conifer & aspen forests.














And here is the Royal Gorge Bridge
photo taken from the bottom of the gorge and I was perfectly content to view the bridge from below. The view looking upward is pretty awesome too!

The Arkansas river runs through the gorge and is amazingly crystal clear.


Panning for gold...

Look at that sky, this is straight from the camera folks...
no photo editing done!
Not a cloud in the sky...


The gorge becomes quite narrow in places,
just enough room for the river and train...


And lastly,
and snap shot of our son Matthew and his sweet girl friend, Megan. They were great host and hostess.
They treated us to a wonderful time and even a wonderful home-cooked meal of brine/grilled pork chops, grilled veggies and rice dish! I've been craving that pork chop every since we got home.
Good times.
Relaxing & refreshing.

With thy Needle & Thread,
Brenda

19 comments:

JulieF1962 said...

Wow....your photos ARE quite gorgeous!

gracie said...

Thank you for taking me along..

Elizabeth Ann said...

Trees were breathtaking! Thanks for sharing your trip with us. I would love to take that trainride someday too!

Sue said...

Those are gorgeous, gorgeous photos. Makes me miss the days we used to live out there.
Thank you so much!

Anna said...

beautiful! Aren't you glad you were brave and gave up a little work! lol

flowers on my table said...

Looks like you will be really refreshed after such a trip. The Autumn colours are glorious as are your photos. I think it may be a little scary on that train though! Have a wonderful weekend, Linda x

TheCrankyCrow said...

Absolutely, positively, and unequivocally GORGEOUS! You managed to capture a little bit of heaven....So glad you enjoyed your time away....Your son and his GF make a great-lookin couple!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

MoonBeam said...

So glad you totally enjoyed your trip...knew you would! Your photos are spectacular.

Bobbi

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Truly stunning photo's! Thanks for sharing what's out there in the world that we all don't get to see.
your son and his girlfriend are too cute! Glad you survived your trip. I hope you were able to relax.

Cindy said...

Beautiful pictures! So glad you had a good time.

And This Little Pig said...

Stunning, truly stunning. I want to visit now!
LiBBiE in Oz :@

CATHI said...

Beautiful pictures!

Cathi

cucki said...

i love the lovely view and cute squirrel..
all the photos are so great xx

Tatkis said...

Gorgeous photos! And you certainly had a great day :)
Thank you for sharing!

Hugs,
Tatyana

moosecraft said...

I bet you'll be going back again next year!!! Colorado is probably pretty in the Spring too! Thanks for sharing some beautiful autumn pictures with us!

BARBARA said...

What's not to love about this trip...amazing photos!

Lynn said...

I totally agree with you,the scenery is truly breathtaking!! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos.
Your son and his girlfriend make a cute couple. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Me and My Stitches said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures - I love Fall and you got to take in some beautiful scenery!.

Natalia said...

So glad you got to visit our beautiful state. Yep, all this beauty is what we look forward to every fall. The color combinations just take your breath away. You took absolutely beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.