Sunday, January 14, 2018

Hiking in Colorado

As you know ( or if you don't , you will soon!) I LOVE the Out of doors. There are times that I am not that fond of it, like when I am forced to do chores in a blizzard - but I get over it pretty quickly.....

I also might be pretty fond of my camera - So I forced my family into the car and we headed South to a lake. I had heard there were a lot of birds there, and a lake hike.

I always warn my family - if I don't like it I will leave, but if you don't like it - you are stuck with me till I am done ( it works too - sometimes I have to bribe with a dinner out.... but not too often)



The hike around this lake is 9 miles
and yep! I packed a lunch





The day we decided to go it was Gorgeous!
It started out cool
and then got up to about 50 degrees


Aren't those skies amazing?

This is really what you saw in the camera

The last 2 hours of our hike
the temps started dropping

and these clouds moved in


it was just awesome
The play of the clouds in the sky and the colors

and by the time we were leaving the sun was setting and the whole place just changed



by the time we got back to our house
the temps had dropped into the teens
and snow was starting

We picked the absolutely most perfect day!!

and the boys did chores!!
And I quilted ( yay)

13 comments:

scraphappy said...

Those trees are amazing. Looks like a great day for a hike.

Sherrill said...

You said you'd heard there were birds and I think I saw some but noticed you didn't focus on the bird. Yes, those blue skies were gorgeous but the ice and even the 50 deg. would've limited my time outside. Has to be a LOT warmer than that to get me out (like around 69 or 70! LOL). Glad you guys had fun!

Farm Quilter said...

What a perfect day for your family to go to the lake! Amazing skies...I love how the blue sky and clouds totally change the appearance of the landscape. I love the naked trees reaching to the sky and the reflection in the water of the trees and sky. The western United States is a beautiful place to live, no doubt about it!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Those guys are pretty terrific, hiking for food AND doing chores all in the same day. Colorado does have some beautiful skies.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You really showed the beauty of Colorado that can be found out on the plains, not just up in the mountains! Thanks for sharing, Alycia!

A Colorful World said...

Wonderful lake photos! What a great day. Love those trees!

Kate said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos! It has to be above 60 for me to venture out, I'm a wimp. You were definitely rewarded for not being a wimp and spending some time in the great outdoors.

Lynette said...

Wow, Alycia, these photos are gorgeous. I can only imagine how beautiful it was in person. Which lake is that? It looks like a wonderful hike that I'd like to do with my peeps later in the spring (with my Lupus, I can't be out in the cold for hours).

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely lake, tree and sky shots ~ wonderful!

Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

molly said...

love the rich blue skies

Jo said...

Looks like a beautiful day out tome. A very special place.

Lady Fi said...

Lovely azure blue skies and tree-mendous trees!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Lovely! Hope you have a great weekend!