Thursday, July 15, 2010

emerald lake

thank you for visiting my trail in the joyce's pretty friday's hike.  if you
meander over there, you will see many more exquisite sights.

hailey and i took a gorgeous drive with my parents to emerald lake.
i'm disappointed that my photos don't quite reveal the deep green hue
of this lovely spot.




just on the other side of emerald lake, our front tire took an ugly
puncture from a sharp piece of slate, no doubt the wicked witch of
the west's maniacal scheme.



so, dorothy and company hiked on to the emerald city for a ride back
with the wizard . . .


. . .the end.

"the foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of
precious stone. . . the fourth was emerald."  revelation 21:19


34 comments:

Kathy said...

How majestically gorgeous...
God is such an Artist!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Henley on the Horn said...

How Gorgeous!

Dianne said...

This place is unbelievably beautiful--and I think your pictures are great!

Cinnamon said...

Always an adventure :-)

I love your pictures. They show such beauty~

~Cinnamon

vivek said...

Hi Lea ,

How are you ? Well , its a wonderful sight ..I would love to visit one day ..in life.. awesome ..from top view ..No Your pics do gives a greater coverage of the whole place.. and the beauty ..and the clouds .. brilliant.

and after checking the link that you have given i.e of I LOVE PRETTY LITTLE THINGS ..nice beautiful pics.. Loved it ..

Thats really nice ..I would say ..U have ..a gr8 time ...

Enjoy it to its fullest :)
take care
Ks :)

Jo said...

Are you kidding...? That lake looks absolutely beautiful, and as emerald green as you can get. Wonderful...!

Joan Elizabeth said...

The greens are lovely. And look at the drama of the sky in the bottom shot.

High Heeled Life said...

breathe taking... your pictures capture nature and all its splendor. What a fabulous experience for you and family- and for us your readers!!! Happy Friday my friend...HHL

Mildred said...

Thank you for sharing the majestic beauty of your area. Wishing you a nice weekend.

Darcie said...

I can clearly see how vibrant green it was there! However I notice the same thing when I take pictures...it never is as gorgeous as being there in person! Thanks for taking us along with you.

Have a beautiful weekend.

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a magnificent place to hike. I especially love the last photograph...like a fairytale.
Karen

JMW said...

What a beautiful place!

Farm Girl said...

Just lovely! Even a hike there would be a gift.

Rosie said...

Oh there is so much beauty in this big old world...you my dear always seem to find it...this is just magical...and yes I can totally see the green water...thus it's majestic name...hope you made it there in one piece...love Rosie

koralee said...

Oh my goodness..this is my favourite spot!!! I love this amazing lake. Thank you for sharing the Joy today..and bringing back memories for me.

Hugs for a great Friday and weekend.

Vickie said...

Beautiful photos, Lea. That is a beautiful place to visit. I've got quite alot of places I'd love to go paint like that. Thanks for sharing those - it's hard to imagine that green being THAT GREEN!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Zuzu said...

The high mountain lakes do have such incredible color! Beautiful day for a hike too!
Wishing you & yours a lovely weekend,
Zuzu

Vee said...

It looks beautifully emerald to me. So sorry about the tire puncture, but I hope that the hike with company was pleasant as could possibly be.

Alicia said...

Wow! Gorgeous!! Bummers about the tire!

Gloria said...

WOW! What a beautiful piece of God's creation! Very lovely photos!
A pretty place to see...:)
Happy "pretty" Friday!
@}`~}~~~ Gloria

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, I so believe you when you express your admiration for this lake....photos really do no justice to seeing such beauty...unless you are a professional photographer! But it is gorgeous and I think that bodies of water must be my favorite element of nature. Lovely tour, and thank you so much for the kind comments. INSPIRATION INDEED! Anita

Together We Save said...

Wow - amazing!!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Just looked for minutes at your amazingly stunning pictures, sweet Lea!
Wishing you a wonderful sunny happy and funny weekend. xxx

Town and Country Mom said...

So beautiful, and it looks cool-ish there, too. Thanks for giving us a glimpse.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Beautiful scenery! What a mighty and awesome God we have to bless us with so many incredible places and sights!

Blessings & Aloha!
I hope you pick up a Stilleto award & a Bloggger Buddy award (aka blog hugs)...but If you don't...just know that I do thank you for stopping by & all your past comments :o)

Jenners said...

I think the second shot captures the emeraldness quite well actually!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

How Pretty! I know what you mean when you can't quite catch the colors or beauty of a place that you are awed by.

It looks like an amazing place!

Thanks for playing Friday Pretties!
Joyce

GardenofDaisies said...

Such a beautiful lake! Such a beautiful place to hike. Sorry about your tire.

Mountain Mama said...

Breathtaking!

Dawn said...

Lea,
I love your letters to Emily. Your photography skills aren't too shabby either. :)

Being fairly new to the blogging world, I wanted to let you know how much of a blessing and encouragement your comments have been to me. Thaks for becoming a blog friend when I never really thought that ever happens.

Your pictures and your insight are beautiful. They make me want to be Emily.

Blessings.

PS - 41 and completely gray already. Thank heaven for the box!

Sonja said...

honestly, it could be a scene right out of Norway! I love Colorado too!

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Breathtaking. I'd love to capture it on canvas. Thanks for sharing. A

myletterstoemily said...

annie, paint it!!!

Cheri Bunch said...

I love this post, Lea! Refreshing in every way! Blessings, Cheri