Friday, October 19, 2012

Leaf Peeping in Poudre Canyon


A couple of weeks ago, we took a drive through
the Poudre Canyon to see some fall foliage.


We picked a crappy day to do this since it turned out to be rather overcast.


And I'm not sure everything was at peak color.


Oh well...it was still beautiful.


And we got to enjoy each other's company. :)


And we only argued a little...about when to stop to take pictures.


This is COOOOLD water, folks.


Sleeping Elephant Mountain is one of my favorite sights on this drive.


See how fun it is?


Occasionally the clouds would part and show a little blue sky.


This is my favorite shot of the day.


Can you believe I once knew a lady who said the
mountains were only pretty with snow on them?


She must have some serious issues.


Yes...I miss the full range of fall colors in the Midwest...
but seriously, people...Colorado is a gorgeous place.


We picnicked at the Cameron Pass Summit.


Driving along I thought: The Serengeti of the High Plains.
Without the giraffes or zebras.


The one above and the next couple were taken from a moving vehicle.
Sometimes it's just not wise to stop.



This was another scene I really liked.



Here's a random bit of weirdness.
Once upon a time...long, long ago...
I told someone it was my goal to pee in every 7-Eleven in Colorado Springs.
{sadly, a goal I never reached...}

Now it's kind of a joke amongst my family...
but I had to take a picture of the one in Granby we stopped at to top off the tank
...and, yes...to use the restroom.



So, there you have it.
Some fall color in the Rockies...wish you were here?


I'm not a big John Denver fan,
but Colorado Rocky Mountain High hits the nail on the head.


Have you been out "leaf peeping" this year?
What's your favorite place to peep?

©Kelly
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8 comments:

  1. So beautiful Kelly! I would love to take a vacation there!

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  2. What gorgeous pics, Kelly! Thanks for the leaf-peeping tour of the the Rockies. We went to Arkanasa over the weekend. It was not quite the same, but still pretty. I love your meatball recipe and Sara's costume ....wow!!!

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  3. Hi Kelly! Those are some beautiful, beautiful pictures! Well, except for the 7-11. ;) I especially like the ones you liked...the one with the little cabin structure thing, and the one looking down the long road. Stunning. You should print those out and hang them up in frames! And just out of curiosity, what are the marks on the Sleeping Elephant Mtn sign?? And I really love your metal chair face lift. You're so creative! Have a great day!
    Debbie

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  4. Your favorite photo was my favorite photo too..love the folliage photos but the little cabin...so cute.
    Laurie

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  5. Oh my goodness, the colours are amazing Kelly! Thank you for linking up with the simple things this week! :)

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  6. My favorite photo is the little cabin. This year we drove up Hwy. 119. It was over-cast which doesn't make for the best photos, but a day is the Rocky Mountains is the best day ever!

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