Sunday, February 19, 2017

Minimalist Monotone Landscapes

That was the photo challenge issued this last week.

In the winter I think just about every landscape around my place is pretty bare - so I wanted to see if I could highlight the mountains....



This is my image that I submitted.  I really like how the clouds and the land are so dark - yet that mountain range just pops right out there.





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life thru the lens
Through my Lens

Monday, January 23, 2017

Estes Park, Colorado

We love to hike and snow shoe and find ourselves driving through Estes Park on our way to Rocky Mountain National Park a lot. BUT! We seem to only stop and eat in Estes on our way back home.

My husband and I decided to take a little time to explore the town this time ;-)  and of course, I took my camera!


We love Bob and Tony's Pizza - they have something for everyone - including Gluten Free options - and it a fun place! Check out that snow!!!

This is the Park Theatre: The oldest Motion Picture Theatre in the US - Construction was begun in 1913 by J.L. Jackson and was completed by CH Bond. It has survived all sort of events including floods and still stands!



Don't you just love that there are towering mountains right behind it - such a beautiful place!


They have such fun shops - I mean Candy and Christmas ... right close to each other - it doesn't really get any better does it??? well..... maybe.....



We found this!!!!   THE ORIGINAL TAFFY SHOP!!!  Oh my stars - it was like heaven

There are three taffy shops in Estes - but THIS! is the Original and they are the only shop that makes their taffy on site! And it is yummy!!!  This store has used the same mysterious and highly guarded recipe for 81 years, and it is so soft and tasty! This sign and these buildings are part of the historic Estes Park - and so wonderful to visit!!


Isn't this a sweet store???  I was just mesmerized!
And Inside - this is the machine they use to cut and wrap the taffy


I was going to include a picture of our Taffy.... bu mysteriously - our box was empty by the time we got down the mountain.... We had Salted Caramel, Rootbeer, and of course.... Chocolate!

PS - want to order some?  Go to Original Taffy Shop  - they will hook you up!!


Here  is just another lovely view of the town, I just love that it is nestled right in the mountains!


And look at that - if you get cold - you have another little place to stop at!!   I think, you had better walk a lot in this town, because all the yummy stops will fill you up!!

We also stopped at a cute shop that all they sold was socks, but I was so enamored by all the socks I forgot to take a photo!


If you ever get a chance to tour this town - I highly recommend it! I am heading back soon.... and will definitely get more taffy!



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Wednesday around the world

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Ghost Towns in Colorado

Just to the east of us - there is a Ghost Town
It was founded as a Negro Colony and grew quite large for plains towns

When the dust bowl came it essentially wiped out the town.

Here are a few of the remains:



This is definitely a Road LEss Traveled

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Trees In Colorado

The weather around here sure changes quickly. I was out working and just LOVED the way this tree was framed by the weather and sky.


Within 20 minutes of getting back to the house,
we had an ice storm and the roads were almost unpassable

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Basketball

High School Basketball is back in action!!



My son is the player in White
Blocking the shot
LOVE this capture!!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Drive Panning

This was a really fun thing to try - I got some really crazy images - and some were really surprising!!


These are my three favorite
Above - this is my pasture as we were driving down the road


At the feedlot



and a car Dealership



Saturday, November 19, 2016

Street Art

Downtown in the Alleyways some amazingly talented artists have showcased their work!

it is awesome to walk through and see what is up!



Isn't that just a fun think to find on a all in an alley>>