Trip to Colorado

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Went to see the in-laws in Pagosa springs Colorado recently. Was lucky enough to see the Fall seasonal change in the trees as well as the first snow. They live in a remote and rural area in the mountains at around 7000' elevation. This is part of the view from their porch!

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Now there aren't many palms in CO but I DID find something palmy.....stay tuned to see.

It's nice to see seasons change in the country where trees like aspens flare their color.

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Saplings.

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This is Victoria Lake, I believe. Sorry if the pictures are a little big. There is allot of detail I didn't want to get lost.

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Our new puppy Koa enjoying the trip.

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Going further north along Highway 160 past town towards Wolf creek.

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Treasure falls.

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At this point I accidental hit a dial on our SLR camera and all the photos from here are over exposed. A klutzy mistake but the pics are not too ruined to show.

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I just realized there is an advertisement in the lower left corner of the above shot :D

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Here at the summit is the snow. My West Highland white terrier was feeling his Scottish roots!

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An individual shines out from the group.

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OK, this is the only palm I found in Colorado.

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Yes it's a piece of plastic! :D

Other than that its pretty much palmless here

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Beutiful pics Vince! Love the fall season. The only color change here is sunburned palm fronds and treeferns from the heat blast recently!

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Thanks Pogo. My stuff is fried too. Hopefully the purple kings come back.

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I was looking after palms... :(

But i found amazing/without palms pics! :D

Thanks!

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Whoa Vince what stunning scenery ! :drool::drool::drool:

You should be a professional wilderness photographer - This photo is perfectpost-1252-032938300 1287264678_thumb.jpg with its reflection off the lake !

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Yes Vince, you truly have some stunning shots here!

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Thanks everyone. It was nice to get out on the road again. The guys guys I was surfing with this morning were talking about all the times and areas of Costa Rica they have experienced. Think it's time I went there for a change!

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Went back to the mountains again this Fall and got to see the first snow up by Wolf Creek pass.

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Here is Treasure Falls again with the first snow of the season just starting to come down.

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Did you check on the "lone palms" growth over the last year?:lol:

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Thanks for the trip Vince. Reminds me of home in Montana. BTW I have seen these same palms growing there. And, they seem to go right through the winter with no damage. I love the smell of the mountains where the aspens grow.

dk

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Great photos Vince. I don't know how I missed this first time around! What lens are you using on your D40?

regards,

Daryl

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I'll try to get some more pics up soon. Have a bunch.

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Great Shots, thanks.

Ansel Adams would be proud!

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