Category Archives: Colorado

July 21, 2012 … last lingering look at the Rockies

Our last day in Colorado. With Mary at her the conference, I decided to utilise the multi-day ticket to the Rock Mountain National Park for the third and final time. As in my last visit I chose the highest roads … Continue reading

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July 20, 2012 … he’s a genius but I don’t have to like him

In yesterday’s post I admitted an error. I said I had seen no reason linger in Longmont. Well, I was wrong. In the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center there was an exhibition, due to end on Sunday, entitled “Edward Weston: … Continue reading

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July 19, 2012 … away from all the world

Yesterday was a comparatively low altitude day. You may be surprised, as I was, to  know that almost a third of the state of Colorado is not mountainous. Along with Wyoming to the North, Colorado appears on the map to … Continue reading

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July 18, 2012 … of mountains and mammals

Solo journeys are not so much fun. However, they do afford more opportunity to “waste time” making images. The one with the camera is always aware of the patience required from the non-photographer.  Mary was at her conference today, as … Continue reading

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July, 17 2012 …. tumbling water

I couldn’t live here, but I can see why people write songs about the place. Yesterday, Mary had to work (attending the conference) so I meandered around the city of Boulder for a while, and found that quite pleasant, even … Continue reading

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July 16, 2012 … a lonely goat herd

There are fifty-four mountains with peaks above 14,000 feet in Colorado.  Yesterday, Mary and I walked together to the summit of one of them. This was no great feat since the summit at 14, 258 feet, is just 34 feet … Continue reading

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July 15, 2012 … mountain grandeur

Yesterday we enjoyed a touch of Rocky Mountain magic. With a clear day before Mary’s conference started today we went to Estes Park about 38 miles to the North and West of Boulder, across some wonderful mountain roads  mainly highway … Continue reading

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July 14, 2012 … must refrain from singing John Denver songs

I am not a relaxed traveller. I tend to foresee all the things that might go wrong. They rarely do, but that doesn’t stop me from worrying about them. We decided to leave Santa Rosa early, around 7am for an … Continue reading

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