Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Rocky Mountain High ~ Colorado!


We spent the weekend at the Ameristar
in Black Hawk, Colorado.

The weather was spectacular!
Here are a few pictures
taken from our room on the 32nd floor.

I was looking from historic Black Hawk
up the slope to Central City and beyond.


Historic Black Hawk and Central City


Hills Beyond Black Hawk


The earliest snow dusted the higher peaks,
as gold began to tinge the green aspen.



Snowdusted Peaks
Beyond Black Hawk and Central City 




A Tinge of Gold on the Hills



Ephemeral Snow Dust 



Beauty everywhere ~
and a special song running through my mind:
All the times I listened to it a lifetime ago in Nova Scotia,
never suspecting I would live in Colorado
and experience my own, very real
Rocky Mountain High!


Source:  You Tube ~ EssentialDegnities





Rocky Mountain High




Raining Fire in the Sky



Note:  If anyone can identify the mountain peaks above Black Hawk and Central City,
           I would appreciate it! 

30 comments:

  1. Wow, what amazing views and sunset. I enjoyed the John Denver clip too - I haven't heard his music in a while but used to listen to him when I was younger. x

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    1. Thanks, Julie! John Denver has long been a favorite of mine. Take care!

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  2. I really like the last photo

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    1. Thanks Adam! That was taken right out my front door! Take care!

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  3. Louise, what a beautiful country you live in and around!! That last shot is breath-taking!
    It is funny how life takes its turns and we end up where we are. Love that song by John Denver!

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    1. Hey Jim! It's great to see you back! That must mean that you are definitely on the mend! Guaranteed I never expected to end up here! But looking back I can clearly see each turning point that got me to here. John Denver had wonderful songs. Too bad he died the way he did and at such a young age.
      Take care!

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  4. John Denver's "Country Road" on a country road in New Hampshire as we careened along was playing and loudly being sung by us with a slight opps sorry almost went off the road hon! We'll always remember JD this way. I am very HAPPY for you to have a much more fulfilling remembrance of his music. White stuff, nope I didn't see white stuff. This week in good ol' NS is as it should be sunny, clear and perfect temps. Last week was but a blip on the radar. Love your mountain pictures, you mountain goat, you!!

    Ron

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    1. Hi Ron! I love your memory of "Country Road" ~ yet another awesome JD hit! We all have those crazy memories that were so much fun and we survived! Lot of luck in survival I think! This is my favorite time of year in Nova Scotia ~ the very best weather! Enjoy your day!

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  5. These are wonderful photos of beautiful scenery. An equally beautiful song! I can see why John Denver got so excited about the mountains!

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    1. Thank you, Paul! Your stomping grounds are pretty spectacular too! Someday I hope to see them. I hope all is well with you!

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  6. Wonderful photos. What a gorgeous place! That's a really nice song from John Denver, but my favourite from him is "Country Roads..."!

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    1. Thanks, Martha! I really love "Country Roads" too! I love Nova Scotia and the ocean, but I think I'd really miss the mountains if I left Colorado. I keep stuffing more coins and bills in my travel piggy bank so I can buy airplane tickets! Have a good one!

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  7. Beautiful photos! I miss John Denver. He was always a fave of mine.

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    1. Thanks Debra! I miss JD too! He sang to my heart. Take care!

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  8. That is one quaint little tucked away town
    Sure going there one would never frown
    although must get lots of snow
    Which would make me go haha

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    1. Hey Pat! You're right about Black Hawk/Central City getting a lot of snow! There is something so cozy about being tucked away in front of a fire while the snow piles up outside. I hope that your day is going well!

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  9. O wow, how beautiful! The sheer vastness and natural beauty are just breathtaking. And of course, as soon as I saw the words "Rocky Mountain...", that John Denver song immediately started playing in my head. He was a wonderful songwriter.

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    1. Hi Jan! Thank you for the kind words. The vastness and natural beauty of the west is why I love to be here so much. Sometimes I think we take it all too much for granted. I think wild areas expand our souls. I miss JD, and I'm so glad we can still hear his wonderful songs. Take care!

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  10. Hello Fundy!
    I won't help you identify the mountain peaks but I enjoyed your pics tremendously!
    Superb landscapes, mountains are so magical!
    What a view from your room and the sunset is just fabulous!
    Keep well, cheerio!

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    1. Hi Noushka! It's so good to see you, and thank you for the kind words. We are definitely blessed in Colorado with big skies and magnificent sunrises and sunsets! Have a great day!

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  11. Great pictures Louise - I love going to Black Hawk when I am in Colorado ... now where are the Northern Stories - h'mm!!! Still waiting to here from you re my next visit :o)
    Cheers,
    Barb

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    1. Hey Barb! A northern post is next on my list! I know you're waiting. Terry dragged himself off to work today still very sick. That's got to be the best thing about retirement ~ not having to teach when I was really sick! I'm going to pin him down tonight. Take care, Sis!

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  12. Fancy having snow on the mountains, went it's starting to get so hot it's hard to sleep at night.

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  13. Hi Jill! We had snow on the ground right outside our front door yesterday ~ and everywhere else. And this morning I had to turn the furnace on for the first time this winter! Brrrh! We have these microwavable bears that we can warm our bed with, so while you're finding it so hot that it's hard to sleep at night, I had to heat them up last night because we were freezing in bed! Time to bring out the flannel sheets! LOL. Take care!

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  14. Your photos are just gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! Hope all is well with you!

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    1. How nice to hear from you, Fernando! Thank you for your kind complement!

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  16. Now that my friend is a view! By the way, John Denver is an all time favorite. Still remember visiting my sister in Florida when I graduated from high school in 83 and sitting on the beach all day with my one tape....John Denver's Greatest Hits. His songs touch my soul.

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  17. Hi Monica! JD's songs touch my soul too! They bring back so many memories for me too!

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