Showcasing Colorful Colorado

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado CRE# 40005863


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. 

rocky mountains


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!





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Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

You don't have to convince me! I love Colorado! I'll be trying to hook up with you for lunch or dinner this December! :)

Oct 01, 2013 11:57 PM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Belinda - I've only spent a short time visiting Colorado but this post paints a picture that is certainly a loving tribute to your state.   

Oct 01, 2013 11:58 PM #2
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Belinda - I absolutely love Colorado as well! It is in my bucket list to return and show my wife. Enjoy!

Oct 02, 2013 12:14 AM #3
Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert

Belinda, what beautiful vistas you have access to in Colorado.  I have a number of friends who moved there and have enjoyed all it has to offer.

Oct 02, 2013 12:18 AM #4
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good morning Belinda.  Colorado indeed is beautiful.  Debbie and I camped up one side of the Rockies and down the other take 2 weeks to sight see and absorb nature.  We woke to the first snow on Pikes Peak on that adventure.  Very beautiful and cool.

Oct 02, 2013 12:26 AM #5
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Hi Guys.  This photo was taken last Saturday as I was out leaf peaking.  We had a dusting of snow the night before which made the peaks look beautiful.  It was certainly a photo op.

Oct 02, 2013 12:51 AM #6
Bryan Robertson
Intero Real Estate - Los Altos, CA
Broker, Author, Speaker

I need to visit Colorado and actually see the place. I've always been in Denver and only once actually left the airport.  It looks great from the air but clearly, as shown in your picture, there's a lot more to see. :)

Oct 02, 2013 01:19 AM #7
Jill Penman
Coconut Grove & Coral Gables Lifestyle Expert!

Hi Belinda - This is Tammie, Jill Penmans Business Manager - From one die hard Bronco fan to another...we have a great season ahead of us!!!  I absolutely love Colorado! My husband is from Longmont but has not lived there since 1980.  His parents went back once he graduated HS in Tucson, AZ.  Now we enjoy visiting them there, hiking, skiing and enjoying the beautiful weather Colorado has to offer.  Maybe once my husband and I are empty nesters we can retire there :)

Oct 02, 2013 01:21 AM #8
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

Majestic mountain view Belinda!  CO offers so many opportunities to be grateful to be living in a free nation.  Thanks for sharing

Oct 02, 2013 01:45 AM #9
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We would love to visit the area. This is a very inviting blog.

Enjoy the colors of the season with your camera in hand.

Oct 02, 2013 02:37 AM #10
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Wow Belinda...that is a beautiful photo...and it really makes me miss my former home.

Oct 02, 2013 06:10 AM #11
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Hi Guys,  I hope this blog inspires some of you to head out this way.

Jill,  this is a great place to call home. 

Oct 02, 2013 06:24 AM #12
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Belinda - You capture it perfectly, and that's a great picture, but it's hard to take a bad one around here. We are so blessed to live here in the midst of all this splendor.

Oct 02, 2013 06:26 AM #13
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Beautiful photo Belinda! I spent 17 years in Colorado and still miss it some days!

Oct 02, 2013 07:40 AM #14
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Belinda, what a gorgeous shot!  I can see why you love Colorado Rocky Mountain High!

Oct 02, 2013 09:16 AM #15
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Love this post, you and Dick Greenberg really show up Colorado.  A

Oct 02, 2013 09:18 AM #16
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Belinda,

I do believe Colorado is one of the most beautiful states in our country! Love your photograph..truly inspiring.

Oct 03, 2013 09:45 PM #17
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I have hiked in Colorado in October and can attest that it's a truly amazing time of the year. I LOVE it. Nice job showcasing Colorful Colorado.

Oct 04, 2013 09:15 AM #18
John G. Johnston
John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC - Westcliffe, CO
An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO

Belinda  Gotta love this place we call home!  After 50 years in TX I love all 4 seasons in Colorado!  Fall and Spring are the best.  Don't forget to put the camera down and enjoy it firsthand...  Bronocs...who...oh, wild horses!

Oct 05, 2013 03:09 AM #19
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Hi guys.  I'm glad you like my photo.

John,  you are so right.  its hard to take it all in from the lens of a camera. 

Oct 05, 2013 04:42 AM #20
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