Archive for the ‘Colorado’ Tag

Poetry Is A River   1 comment

Poudre River (1 of 1)-art-72Poudre River Colorado Rockies– Photo-Artistry by kenne

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

— Mary Oliver

Telluride   Leave a comment

Telluride- Panorama blogTelluride Panorama (All Images by kenne)

Granted, we only spent less than 24 hours in this beautiful Victorian mining town, turned ski resort, fly fishing and mountain biking community in the western San Juan Mountains — I’m here to tell you that I love this town. In hindsight, we should have scheduled more time.

Telluride-0115 blogBridge over the San Miguel River

We arrived in Telluride just after a thunder storm had passed through the area and drove to our hotel located near the San Miguel River.

Telluride-0116 blogSan Miguel River

This river, like many Colorado rivers, is known for fly fishing and rafting.

Telluride-0117 blogJoy Walking The San Miguel River Trail

After checking in, we walked the trail next to the river to take the free gondola over the mountain to the companion town of Mountain Village.


Telluride-3026 blogFree Gondola From Telluride to Mountain Village

Telluride-0127 blogView from the Gondola

In the gondola ride over to Mountain Village, we were with four other people. Like most people in Telluride, they were originally from somewhere else — three now residents and one visiting for the summer. It was a joy having a dialog with them.

Telluride-0119 blogTop Of The Mountain

On the ride back to Telluride, we departed at the top along with mountain bikers who were eager to take on the challenging mountain bike trails. We spent a brief time walking taking in views on both sides of the ridge.

Telluride-0140 blogHomes in Historical District

Homes in Telluride are very expensive! One on this street that we walked down was for sale with a $1,750,000 price tag — one bedroom and one bath.

Telluride-0136 blogDunton Town House Is A Historical Home That Is Now A Hotel

Telluride-3028 blogDave’s Historic Tours

Telluride-3031 blogDog Jogging On Colorado Avenue

Telluride-3029 blogIngram Falls Visible On The Eastern Side Of Telluride

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Slideshow Of Colorado Avenue, The Main Street in Telluride

Telluride Joy w- Beer List-3471 blogSmuggler’s Brewpub For Happy Hour and Dinner

Telluride-0137 blogBreakfast at Baked In Telluride

— kenne



Abstrack Nature   Leave a comment

Mt. Lemmon TrainAbstract Nature (If you look carefully, this is landscape art.) — Computer art by kenne

On the road in Colorado.

— kenne


A Barrel Cactus Protected For The Winter   Leave a comment

Poudre River Wildflowers (1 of 1)-4 blogI live in the Sonoran Desert where cacti are abundant.
But I photographed this little guy alone the Poudre River, northwest of Ft. Collins, Colorado.
This cactus looks like some type of barrel cactus. (September 14, 2014)
— Image by kenne

A Sunday Outing Along The Poudre River   1 comment

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My daughter, Kate and her family (Matt, Nick and Jaxon) and I walked a trail near the Poudre River northwest of Ft. Collins, Colorado (September 14, 2014).
Click on and of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format,or view the images in my Flickr account. 
I have other photos of this beautiful country I will be sharing in future postings. — Images by kenne

Capturing The Moment — Grandsons In Ft. Collins   7 comments

Nick ad Jax with Mom and Cousins at home in Ft. Collins (June 13-15, 2014) — Images by kenne

A Quick Stop In Vail, Colorado   Leave a comment

A Quick Stop In Vail, Colorado  (June 13, 2014) — Images by kenne



Posted July 28, 2014 by kenneturner in Information, Life, Philosophy

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Snapshots Along I-70 In Colorado   5 comments

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 Snapshots Along I-70 In Colorado (June 13, 2014) — Image by kenne


A Day Trip Into The Rocky Mountain National Park   2 comments

Joy, Nicholas & Kenne — Image by kenne

Katie & Nicholas -- Image by kenne

While in Fort Collins for Matt’s graduation, some of us took a day trip to Estes Park and a drive into the Rocky Mountain National Park. This part of Colorado is such an attractive area, which offers a lot of beauty and things to do, regardless of the time of year. With his cousins  having returned to Texas, Nick stilled seemed very happy to spend the day with Mom and grandparents. He is very much the little man.

Although we have seen Nick, Kate and Matt several times in the last two-plus years, it was August 2008 that I was last in Ft. Collins and Estes Park. As you can see from the photo on the right, Nick is still a hansom little guy at twice the age. The photo was taken above Estes Park. To be honest, I prefer the summer time in the mountains. My interest in skiing is over.

Hopefully, we will be seeing them again this spring in Tucson.


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