Showing posts with label Pixels. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pixels. Show all posts

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.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

When God paints His Canvas .....

Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers,so does art color life.

Location - McCall Lake, Longmont, Colorado

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Ashokan Reservoir

The Ashokan Reservoir is in the Catskill Region of New York State.
This photograph was clicked by my husband during our Summer Camp this year.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
This way, and that, she peers, and sees
Silver fruit upon silver trees;
One by one the casements catch
Her beams beneath the silvery thatch;
Couched in his kennel, like a log,
With paws of silver sleeps the dog;
From their shadowy cote the white breasts peep
Of doves in silver feathered sleep
A harvest mouse goes scampering by,
With silver claws, and silver eye;
And moveless fish in the water gleam,
By silver reeds in a silver stream.

Walter De La Mare

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Stroll in the Rain

Who doesn't love the rain ..... the earth looks so bright and refreshing after a shower. The sight of rain drops trickling down the window panes look so lovely. Have you seen birds playing in a puddle of water after the summer rains ?
Even better tucking yourself in a cozy spot of your house and sipping ginger tea with some pakodas ....
We don't need bigger reasons to be happy. Happiness is all around us ... we just need an eye for it.
For me happiness is also getting drenched in the rain !! I decided to take a stroll outside our home looking at mother nature when it rained last week ...... Sharing some clicks which J took.

These Triplets were stuck on the Wind Shield of our car ..... Cute aren't they ?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

They call me Orange !

Colorz make all the difference !! What say ???

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Colors of Naugatuck

I have lived in this beautiful valley town of Naugatuck for the last three years.
I would have passed through the down town a zillion times ....... and I always fall in love with the place over and again.
This Fall season J surprised me with some beautiful clicks of the 'Naugatuck Green'.

I hope you will like touring this lovely down town and enjoy the colors.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Lone Leaf ......

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."

Albert Camus

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Meet 'The Mushroom's'

Hello Everyone !

We are The Mushroom's from the White Mountains, New Hampshire.

When the world was immersed in the bright autumn colors, J and Sat spotted us.

The old tree trunk is our home ..... it's besides Cottage 11 where these love birds lived.