Travel Colorado- picture heavy

michelle_zone4December 21, 2008

Today seemed like a good day to put up a few vacation pictures from Colorado since so many of us seem to be housebound with yucky weather.

These first pictures are from the Denver Botanical Garden. I thought this table and chair were so cool. I also really like the pipe plant stand.

Check out the tropical frog:

Deanne could teach them a thing or two about brugs though:

Red Bed:

We did see the mountains as well, they are so much more awesome in person than I could capture with my camera:

This was a cool old Inn that we ate at in Estes Park. I liked the rustic/elegant mix.

Here we are above the timber line and it was very cold and windy:

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chelone

Wow! those are terrific. I know exactly what you mean about not being able to capture the size and scale of mountains (you did just fine).

I really like the papyrus and the grain growing along the edge of the pool. Very nice way to make a statement with only 2 plants. Do you remember what was planted to the left of the brick path? I also really like the evergreen garden with the Japanese feel to it.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2008 at 4:42PM
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dodgerdudette

Beautiful Michelle-!! Clearly one would hesitate to sit in that chair - although it might be useful office decor for me when visited by long-winded sales reps. I think you did a really nice job capturing the mountains, thanks for posing these !

Kathy in Napa

    Bookmark   December 21, 2008 at 5:13PM
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deanneart(z5Southern NH)

Wow Michelle!!!!! Just gorgeous. I love them all. I'll be coming back often to look these over again. Thanks for taking the time to share these.

Deanne

    Bookmark   December 21, 2008 at 8:53PM
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Marian_2(Z6 ARKozarks)

Wonderful pictures Michelle. Some of them make me quite nostalgic!

    Bookmark   December 21, 2008 at 10:06PM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

I really like them ALL Michelle, but #7 spoke to me....

I too have trouble getting that sense of space in mountain photos. Yours look terrific to me though! Maybe its the lack of serious snow I appreciate! ;)

    Bookmark   December 21, 2008 at 10:12PM
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michelle_zone4

I'm glad you liked the trip.

'bug, they had quite a lot of succelents and zeriscape type plantings which I enjoyed alot.

Needless to say I felt very much like Julie Andrews at times during the trip.

Michelle

    Bookmark   December 21, 2008 at 10:24PM
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saucydog(z5MA)

What a fun trip!

I think you did fine with the majestic mountains, but I guess I'll have to see them in person to really judge :)

I really like the pennisetum used in that way, too, Chelone.

Thanks for sharing - you're right about the snow days being good for sharing plant pictures!

Saucy

    Bookmark   December 22, 2008 at 6:40AM
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cynthia_gw

Super pics Michelle! I too really like that first one, for some reason it made me think of GB. (ahem.)

    Bookmark   December 22, 2008 at 6:39PM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Michelle...when did you go away to Colorado? And here I thought I was keeping up pretty well at least until the past few days. [g] I enjoyed the photo tour. The mountain shots came out really well. I also enjoy a little rustic and elegant together. You did a nice job catching the light in the landscape photos. Of course photo #1 with the cactus in the chair is very humorous and inventive. Some people are so talented! Thanks for sharing!

pm2

    Bookmark   December 22, 2008 at 10:34PM
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ctlavluvr

Such a departure from the ordinary! Thanks for taking us along.

Martie

    Bookmark   December 23, 2008 at 6:41AM
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michelle_zone4

PM we were there around Labor Day. I'm just really slow. I didn't take a picture, but the Inn had an old claw foot bathtub filled with ice for the salad bar and an old pedestal sink with a top on it holding a variety of cheeses.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2008 at 9:51AM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Michelle...What an unusual restaurant display of food, in a bathtub and sink...lol. I would have enjoyed that because I just love claw foot tubs and old pedestal sinks.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2008 at 12:34PM
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