Wednesday, August 11, 2010

photo hike

last week, i took a photo hike, to record my lovely colorado
summer and to give myself an excuse to take frequent rests.
i walked out my back door to the base of the trail.


a few steps uphill, and i was in the foothills.




hearing the seductive babble of a brook, jackson and i forged through
the trees to stop and play a while.







not a great photo, but i think his little pink tongue is too cute.

onward and upward we ventured, until we came to a "fork"in the road.  
at first, i wanted to take the smallest trail, but then i spied the intriguing 
curve of the road to the left.  i was also weary of the mountains bikers. 

 




and, of course, along came some bikers.  :)




mount crested butte,




glorious clouds.




with great reluctance, i returned to my back door.




"for the beauty of the earth,
for the glory of the skies,"

love,
lea




37 comments:

Andrea said...

WOW...Gorgeous photos!
Blessings, andrea

{Jodie} said...

Is there anything in the world more seductive than a babbling brook? Indeed not.

I don't know what type of trees those are - birch maybe? I don't know - I'm no Tree Expert Person. Whatever they may be, they are beckoning me.

My mother-in-law has been to Crested Butte, so it was cool to see your picture of it... even though I'VE never seen it. :) Am I weird or am I weird?

Sonja said...

we love Colorado too! The aspens and the mountains and the beautiful solitude... wish I were there right now!!

Mildred said...

Very beautiful scenery and Jackson is a cutie! Love the music video.

koralee said...

First off my friend...I have watched that Sunday Lane video a million times and showed all my daughters...Love love love her voice!!!!!
Now what a lovely walk you had..and right out your back door...you are soooo lucky. Your dog is the sweetest thing ever!! I thought it was a toy dog at first.
Hugs for a sweet day ...I am off to have some fun with ROSIE!!!
xoxoxoo

Vee said...

Your photos are wonderful...you really captured some delightful moments. My favorite of all is the rocky path between the trees leading home. And, yes, that little pink tongue is so cute!

Dawn said...

The aspens remind me of the birch trees in New England. Beautiful. My favorite think about Colorado (besides the skiing) is drinking the mountain water. Yum!

Southern Lady said...

I enjoyed the hike. You have a lot of beauty in your back yard. I often think of that hymn when I am outside enjoying the beauty around me. Thanks for sharing some of yours. Carla

Andrea said...

Hi Lea! Your walk looks so lovely! Nothing like a big mountain and all of that lush green to make you realize how big God really is!

Funny story, the other night I was showing my husband your blog so he could listen to Sunday's songs. He saw your name and said something about your last name and a company. I said your husband was Hans and he said, "Hey! He was Uncle Clint's boss!" My husband's aunt and uncle are Clint and Becky Whisenhunt! (do you know them?) Anyway, if you do, it's crazy that we found each other in blogland!

Have a great day!
Andrea

Deborah Ann said...

Saw Sunday Lane's video a few days ago...it's awesome!

Gorgeous pictures. And yes, you do have to be leary of those dreaded bikers. That biker in your picture looks pretty intimidating!

vivek said...

Hi Lea,

Wow , you took some amazing pic ..they are really beautiful ..you captured some of beautiful landscape ..loved it ..

take care

Keep smiling :)

Enjoy !

myletterstoemily said...

andrea! what a small world! i have a
really funny story about max
whisenhunt, afterwhom we named
one of our boys.

thanks for sharing the video with
your family!

myletterstoemily said...

deborah! hee hee! he was soooo
scary! :)

actually, the 'hell's angels' were
in and out of town the last
weekend. yikes.

Single and Sane said...

What beautiful pictures. I hope the memory is enough to get you through today's heat!

JMW said...

What a gorgeous landscape! Looks so cool and lovely - certainly not the weather we're having here. My hubby is in Colorado on business. I'm sure he'd much rather be hiking the trails in your photos. :)

Lisa said...

Lea,
Your photos are lovely...and so is that talented daughter of yours. She has such a beautiful voice.

Emily said...

Lovely! Does the word mean confused??

Sandy said...

Awesome pictures. My husband
lived in Colorado for awhile
and loved it as everyone
seems to who has ever lived
there.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Nature is beautiful in your sweet little corner of the world, Lea. You captured it perfectly pretty!
Have a wonderful Wednesday. xx

Cheri Bunch said...

Great pictures, Lea! Loved Sunday's music video. She has an amazing voice! I am thinking that she should meet my son Luke. They would have a ton in common! I can hear him singing, "matchmaker, matchmaker make me a match" ... NOT! :0

Blessings,
Cheri

myletterstoemily said...

emily: yes, but lots more fun. try it out
on one of your teachers this year. :)

Gloria said...

Beautiful photos from your walk!! How blessed you are to see such beautiful surroundings!!

That video is so very beautiful...it makes you wish you were running right along with all of those great kiddos...:)!! Lovely music to go with it too...:)
Congrats!!!

blessings,
Gloria
@}~`}~~~

Together We Save said...

Oh wow - such amazing pictures! Beautiful!

Sandra said...

Such a beautiful area and so glad you're enjoying it to the fullest. Like you, I could do without the bikers, of either sort -smile-.
I've re-loaded the link; hopefully, it's working now.

Dianne said...

That is a glorious place to hike and your dog is precious!

Debbie said...

What gorgeous pictures! How did your daughter ever do with the song contest...it was a great tune!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Beautiful...I have so been wanting to go to Colorado...haven't been in years and still remember the beauty

Jenners said...

Thank you so much for taking me on this lovely hike with you!! Gorgeous!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

To live in all that beauty--you are truly blessed!

Debi

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

GET OUT!

THAT is your life????

You would have to DRAG me kicking and screaming from that babbling brook everyday!!!!!!

Sigh.

Thanks for your kind, kind words on my post the other day!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

GET OUT!

THAT is your life????

You would have to DRAG me kicking and screaming from that babbling brook everyday!!!!!!

Sigh.

Thanks for your kind, kind words on my post the other day!

Joan Elizabeth said...

You're a lady after my own heart ... taking a camera so you have an excuse for a rest. Those trees are just wonderful. I would love to walk there.

Farm Girl said...

What a lovely walk, I am glad you took us along. :)

koralee said...

Oh I am soooo excited my friend...thank you for sending me a cd along to Rosie...I am sooooo happy..and so will my girls be.

Hugs...xoxoxo

ELK said...

I am so happy to see your beautiful mountain photos...you are in a very special place...

also the hands on my blogpost were from ORU...

Anonymous said...

Sunday is fantastic. Beauty radiates from her. Beautiful person and beautiful voice. We are her fans. Save me a Cd. I love your blogs. Refreshment. I envision myself walking down that same trail someday. :) A

myletterstoemily said...

you've got it, annie!