Some People Stop and Smell The Roses...I Stop and Take the Picture

Real Estate Agent with Cedaredge Land Company

Some People Stop and Smell The Roses...I Stop and Take the Picture. I had an early morning meeting in the next small mountain town over from Cedaredge, CO. I took the back roads to Hotchkiss for the meeting. You never know what you are going to see on the back roads. A few months ago, I had a mountain lion run across the road in front of me. That was really something to see.

Some People Stop and Smell The Roses...I Stop and Take the Picture


The weather was unsettled this morning. It made for some great photo opportunities. The scenes always seem to look better with the naked eye, but you get the idea. It looked like heaven was opening up and greeting the mountains and everyone lucky enough to see this point in time.


It turned out to be a beautiful day with a lot of sunshine, but the morning was just as beautiful in it's own way.


Make some time to take the back roads and make some time to stop and smell the roses, or take pictures...or both. Life it too short.



I've lived on Colorado's Western Slope for over 22 years. I love this area and all it has to offer, and I enjoy sharing what I know about my home. As a real estate broker, I also love to share my expertise in this area as well. If you need any real estate information for Montrose County, or Delta County, Colorado...please give me a call.

Debbie Laity

GRI, SFR, REO Specialist, CNE, AHWD, BPOR, e-Pro

Broker Associate, Cedaredge Land Company

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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Debbie, The skies are so interesting to watch and give us plenty to photograph. As Roy Kelley says always keep your camera handy.

Feb 13, 2013 08:51 AM #7
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Thanks for stopping by, John. I'm glad you liked the picture.

Hi, Debbie...I feel naked without my camera. Roy has it right.

Feb 13, 2013 08:53 AM #8
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Debbie what a beautiful picture. It makes the drive that much better to be able top enjoy such a nice view. have a good night

Feb 13, 2013 08:53 AM #9
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Great photo Debbie.   I love the back roads too and I always have my camera with  me.

Feb 13, 2013 08:57 AM #10
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

I think if you look for beauty you will find it where ever you are.... I love the pictures you post here on AR. Have a great day! Oh! We finally got some sun today but it was cold for me!

Feb 13, 2013 10:09 AM #11
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Debbie, I do the same thing! Since the event of digital photography, it's so much easier to catch that special moment and share it!
Feb 13, 2013 10:51 AM #12
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Debbie me too, I stop and take a few shots.   This shot is amazing.

Feb 13, 2013 11:22 AM #13
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Sweet. Sunshine.  Could you please let some head this way.  I have had 5 plus inches of rain since last Friday and I really need a day with blue skies and sunshine.  I've gotten depressed.

Feb 13, 2013 01:44 PM #14
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

So wonderful that you take the time to stop and "take the picture"'ve shared some beautiful shots with us Debbie.

Feb 13, 2013 08:29 PM #15
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Scott...I love taking the back roads because you never know what you are going to see.

Hi, Jim...I feel lost if I don't have my camera with me.

Thank you, Sussie. I'm glad you like the pictures. My area offers so many photo opps.

Hi, Silvia...the new technology makes it so easy and cheap. If I don't like the picture i can delete it. It's also great that we can see the picture right after we take it.

Thank you, Jennifer. I was really rushed that morning, but I knew I could kick myself later, if I didn't take the picture.

Hi, Tammy...I've placed the order for more sunshine for you. I hope the shipping department doesn't lose it.

Hi, Roger...I'm glad you like the pictures I share. I love sharing them.

Feb 13, 2013 10:36 PM #16
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Debbie, that is an amazing photo, but what really caught my attention was that you saw a mountain lion...too bad you didn't get a photo of that.

Feb 13, 2013 11:54 PM #17
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photographs.  We have a beautiful sunny day in Maryland and the ice and snow is melting.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Feb 13, 2013 11:55 PM #18
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Debbie-the mountain lion must have been quite a site, great photos. Enjoy your day.

Feb 14, 2013 12:03 AM #19
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

You have quite a talent, Debbie Laity, for capturing the beauty around Cedaredge Colorado!

Feb 14, 2013 01:56 AM #20
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Debbie, first of all congratulations on hitting 400,000 points I found out today from Don Sabinske on one of his blogs where he endorsed you.

Second.... Happy Valentine's Day

Third... love your photo thanks for sharing in the RAIN or on the RAIN?

Feb 14, 2013 06:28 AM #21
John G. Johnston
John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC - Westcliffe, CO
An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO

Debbie  I enjoy stopping for the wildlife or scenery even when showing properties.  I just explain that nature is why I moved to paradise and ALWAYS have time to stop and enjoy.  We both know people take vacations they have saved up for all year to come enjoy where we breath everyday!  YOU ROCK!

Feb 14, 2013 09:38 AM #22
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Nick...the lion ran across the road before I even knew what was happening. Thanks goodness it was on a curve, so I was going slow.

Feb 14, 2013 11:17 AM #23
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Roy...I hope you have more of those beautiful sunny days.

Hi, was so neat. That's only the second mountain lion I've seen in the wild. When I lived in Telluride this woman had one as pet. It was declawed and defanged, but a magnificent sight to see. She would walk it around town on a leash.

Hi, Suzanne...thanks for your support and for stopping by.

Hi, Bob...thanks. It feels great to have that milestone behind me. I'm glad you liked the picture.

Oh, John G. that is so well said. We have alot to be thankful for. I never take my beautiful area for granted.

Feb 14, 2013 11:24 AM #24
Sondra Meyer:
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Hi Debbie,

That's a neat looking picture.  I share your frustration that it seems like the mountain photos seem to look best with the naked eye.   They are closer up. 

I want to stop and smell the rose AND photograph them. 

I hope you had a nice Valentines Day.

Feb 14, 2013 12:27 PM #25
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, take awesome pictures. I'm glad you liked this one. I was really moving down the back roads, because I was running a bit late, but I did have to stop to get the picture. I'll have more pictures to blog about tomorrow.

Feb 14, 2013 12:51 PM #26
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