To Hell You Ride – A Photo Essay that Ends in Whoa!

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Danny and I took a trip to Telluride, Colorado last weekend.

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It had been warm in Southern Colorado and the fall color hadn’t hit its peak.

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A light dusting of snow on the mountains made a nice contrasting backdrop.

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There were breathtaking views everywhere we looked.

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And then this happened!

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And that!

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Pretty spectacular. It inspired my new quote:

“Roadblocks can be hurdled, but detours take you on a new road to solving a problem and can provide an amazing view.”

Happy October to you! What’s your favorite season?


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  1. Susie, your photos make me homesick ;-). I tell people all the time that Colorado is one of the most beautiful places on the planet and since discovering your blog, I now have some place to send them for proof. Simply amazing.

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    1. Thanks so much for sending them here! 🙂
      I was so taken aback by the beauty of Telluride. I hadn’t been in years. I want to put together a photo post of our hike to the top of Bridal Veil. I think I took 700 photos!

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  2. I’m in the middle of packing up our Seattle house (we rented it “fully furnished”—ie I walked out the door four years ago and now I’m paying for that one…). So your gorgeous pictures along with a cup of coffee were an incredibly welcome break. Thanks for sharing that rainbow!

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    1. Thanks Barb! Good luck with the house. It sounds like a shock.
      The rainbow was a surprise! A lot of people who had been taking photos of a faded version left before it became surreal!


  3. October is my favorite season by far. Oh, I guess it’s just a month. Still my favorite. I usually plan Colorado visits for summer to escape our heat, but I may have to try a fall visit one of these days. Thanks for the pix, Susie. Tell Danny hello from Sharon and me.


    1. October is one of my favorites too! I considered pulling out all the Halloween decor, but the thought of dust collecting for month, kept me from being overzealous! You’ll have to come and see “Colorado Gold!” It is amazing with the backdrop of the mountains.
      Say to Sharon for us too!


      1. No need to get a new computer, just get an external hard drive (sort of a super flash drive) download your pics onto that, delete them from your main computer and you’re good to go!

        The memory on some of these ex. drives is sometimes bigger than what’s on your computer so there’s room for lots and lots and lots of pics. 🙂
        I use a Seagate external hard drive. They retail for about $70 here in Canada

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  4. Visiting Telluride is like visiting heaven. It is beautiful no matter what time of year. And, it’s very close to a little town called Placerville, which is near and dear to my heart as I live in Placerville. Obviously, not the same one, but I was thrilled to see the sign when I drove by a few years ago.

    So glad you got to enjoy one of God’s blessings while you were visiting. Rainbows are hideous!

    And your pictures are hideous.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt


    1. I was saying, “What????” Now I get it. Yep. We passed Placerville too! It is pretty amazing. The weather was pretty nice despite a little rain. Well they did have flash flood warnings… 🙂
      Rainbows are truly hideous! You are right on!!!
      Thanks for the hideous comment!


  5. Beautiful Susie, and so different to my home. What camera do you have? I have a Nikon Coolpix P520. I find it’s compact enough for travel and takes fantastic pics with a 42x zoom and 18.1 megapixels. I love it and have a renewed interest for photo journalism.


  6. WOW! That is so awesome. You are SO lucky to be there for that. The pictures of this beautiful place are spectacular, and that rainbow, oh yeah. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty, Susie. I love it.


    1. Hey M2M! Great to “see” you!
      You should plan a trip. I learned that color is dependent on how warm it’s been. We’ll have temps in the 70s here in Boulder all week, so we’re not even close to peak!


  7. Holy crap. All these shots are amazing. Totally love the outdoors! I really liked the one with the small winding river. And then you hit me with the rainbows duuuuuuuude how amazing and what a great quote. Glad you got to share that with Danny … A good couple moment.


    1. Hey Guat! It is so totally great to see you!
      Thanks so much! It was a point and shoot kind of weekend. These pics were taken on a rainy day. I’ll post a photo essay with our sunny bike hike above Bridal Veil waterfall soon… 🙂
      Those rainbows were amazing!


      1. Duuuuuude I don’t even know what to tell you, I’ve been lagging on my reading. I feel like I’m losing hours during the day. Feel like I need another 4 hours just to break even here. In any case I’m glad I got a chance to stop by those pic were pretty cool, can’t wait to see the sunny ones.

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    1. Thanks TB and T!
      I love them too. It always brings a sense of wonder just like the first time! I have more of them to blog. We took a bike and a hike up a few thousand feet to Bridal Veil Waterfall.


  8. Amazing shots . . Tell U What . . .

    I’m of an age where I no longer recognize roadblocks or hurdles. I see challenges, and I ain’t afraid of what they might have in store for me. You, m’dear, know all about facing down the challenges. You’re Rocky (Balboa) plus a mountain high’s worth of beautiful goodness.


    1. Hey friend! Great to see you! Thanks so much for your kind words.
      I’m all about hurdling when it comes to cancer and it’s all behind me now. In trying to find an agent for my book, I’m all about taking whatever road and doing whatever it takes to get to my goal.
      How’s the fall color back East?


  9. Susie, this is stunning! I love rainbows. Usually, they seem to appear for me when I’m having a moment of uncertainty about something, and it always seems reassuring that I’m on the right path. Like I’m jumping through hoops the universe places in my way! This was a great re-entry to the blogosphere for me 🙂

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