Showcasing Colorful Colorado
Colorado is one of those amazing states that actually offers a change in seasons and lots of scenery to go along with that. It is very rare that I look west and am not blessed by the beauty before me with the huge expanse of the Rocky Mountains. Yes we do have a few cloudy days where the mountains are not visible, but those days are few and far between.
I have traveled into the Colorado mountains frequently and am always surprised to see the variety of wildlife enjoying the world around them. I have seen the Rocky Mountain sheep with their curved horns, mountain lions lumbering along the boulders, beavers working hard to build their next dam, large elk protecting their herds, black bears looking for snacks before hibernation, coyotes singing their dinner celebration, red fluffy fox spying their next meal, great horned owls asking the ever ending question (Who Who), hawks soaring overhead to find that tasty little rodent morsel, and of course Rocky, my golden retriever.
I can easily be in the mountains within about an hour. This isn’t all the way up in the mountains but this gets me to the Evergreen and Genesee area. From there it is only about 30 minutes to Guanella Pass with an elevation of 11,600 feet above sea level. Vail ski resort is just about another 30 minutes west on the other side of the Eisenhower tunnel where the weather can be night and day different on the west side than the east side.
My favorite season in Colorado is fall. I love the crisp air and the beautiful changing leaves on the trees. I always take time to head up into the mountains to capture the golden beauty. This picture is from a recent leaf peaking trip where I was on scenery overload. I took about 500 pictures in two days and love every one of them.
Being a California Girl, I do miss the surf and sand, but after 30 years, Colorful Colorado is starting to grow on me. With over 300 days of sunshine every year, the climate is very tolerable.
And right now, I am proud to be a die hard Bronco fan!!! We were so lucky to have Peyton Manning come to the Broncos a couple of years ago. Between Peyton and John Elway, our team is demonstrating excellence at its best.
So for this California Gal, Colorado is truly a wonderful place to call home!