Sunday, September 7, 2008
Driving Around Colorado
Over the weekend we were delighted to have a visit from some Florida friends, and we all did some driving around Western Colorado. I am sharing with you, this morning, some of the sights as you travel around here in the early Fall.
Shown at left are rafters near Glenwood Springs. With record snows this past season, there is still plenty of water in the rivers for rafting and kayaking.
At right is a stately Cottonwood tree on the banks of the beautiful Colorado River.
Next is what's left of a dinosaur, I think. Most of his backbone covers the top of this ridge.
Of course there is this luxury housing found near Eagle, at right below.
Scrub Oak is very common with its acorns now, but just a few weeks away these small trees will turn magnificent colors for a very short, short time before turning brown and dropping their leaves.
This is just a glimpse of Colorado's sights, and it all reminds me that I must get busy and paint.