Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wordless Wednesday ..... Telluride - Paradise on Earth !!

I know Wednesdays are meant to be wordless. But you won't mind if I speak a few .... will you ? One morning when I woke up and pulled open the curtains .... the morning looked more beautiful than ever. The dew drops on the green grass glistened like little jewels ... as if someone has sprinkled diamonds on a green carpet. The houses on the opposite hill played peek a boo behind a blanket of clouds. And the cacophony of the lone raven on the opposite tree echoed back.
The smell of freshly brewed coffee filled the air. As I sat on the patio of our log cabin sipping my morning coffee, I thanked God for the beautiful life he bestowed upon me.
I saw a bed of leaves below the maple tree on the lawn .... Autumn had slowly tip toed and soon the earth would be drenched in the beautiful autumn colors, I thought. Which also meant that Summer was bidding adieu ....
I thought how lucky I was to take a break from the mundane life and enjoy the last days of summer away in the mountains with J. Summer has always been more than a season for me .... it's a time when lasting memories are weaved.

This time we had left the hustle bustle behind and were holidaying in this beautiful and secluded town of Telluride ... a small spot on the map of Colorado. A beautiful and laid back town with a bunch of houses between the Rocky Mountains. A place which looks nothing less than paradise on earth. It's a place where you can completely be in peace with yourself.
You can either choose to walk the roads less travelled and loose yourself in the bounty of nature or you can laze around the small rustic town. Since I was undecided what I wanted we decided to do both.
We spent the first half of the day walking the trails. My favorite spot was the Bridal Falls. It reminded me of the animated movie 'UP' and I could not thank J enough for showing me that lovely place. I won't be wrong if I call it the paradise on earth. We hopped on the Gondola and the view from the top was spectacular.

As the shadows grew longer we hanged around one of the restaurants .... nothing fancy but a family owned one. You will love the local people as much as their food. The peach pie that I had was one of the best pies till date. And I was told the recipe was a family secret.
And what more can anybody ask for .... sitting on the foothill of the mountains, enjoying great food, sipping local wine and listening to live country music.
I felt like I lived an entire life in those few days. And yes memories were definitely made .... Moments that took my breath away and memories to last for ever !!

How to get there

It is about 6 hours by road from Denver

What is the best time to visit

If you like trekking, bicycling then Summer and Autumn is recommended.
It is also great during the winter months for skiing. The Ski Resort at Telluride is one of the best I have seen till date.
You can also plan your trip during the Telluride Film Festival which happens late summer and enjoy screening of movies and meet with some of the Hollywood stars if lucky.

Other attractions near by

If you are on an extended vacation, you can also visit
Black Canyon
Gunnison National Park

Things to keep in mind

Make sure you are well prepared for the fast changing weather conditions on the mountains.


mannbikram said...

OH MY GOD ... SO beautifulllllll

loved all the pictures


Yasmeen said...

Colorado is absolutely majestic. You've captured Telluride SO well!

Suja said...

Loved all the pictures dear..thanks for sharing

Shanthi said...

Lovely pics especially the first two. Looks like a great place!!

Torviewtoronto said...

beautiful captures looks wonderful

Priya (elaichii) said...

Breath taking beauty! how come they have a British telephone booth? are those your dogs? cute!

kankana said...

Such beautifully captured with so much color and light. I am glad you spoke your heart instead or making it wordless :)

Ammu's said...

Amazing pics...

Rinku Naveen said...

Awesome pics! Such a beautiful place!

Muskaan at A2Z Healthy Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Loved all the pictures and thanx for the info...looks beautiful...


Sushma Mallya said...

Beautifully captured photographs...they are so well clicked:)


didi kya mast likhti ho aap! Solid!

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