Friday, December 27, 2013

Take time to really see the beauty of nature - Aspen 2013

Early September, we went to Aspen Colorado.

I spent 2 summers in Aspen 2005 and 2006 while Clare attending Aspen Music Festival and School.
We had lots of beautiful memories there, and I was longing to go back but didn't get a chance until this year.

I was very very excited, I want to go back to see all the familiar things, familiar places after 7 years.

We took a walk at Benedict Tent, since it wasn't summer for the Music Festival, hardly a soul there, the place was peaceful and quiet, we took our time to walk, to smell the flowers, to see the Aspen leaves dance in the breeze, and to listen to the stream.

Everything is so green and luscious

and then we drove to the Music School, castle creek still look the same, and I remember having lunch at the canteen (the brown and green building on the left) with my girls, they were very young then.

Clare and Dolce, 2005

I never get tired of the roaring sound of the creek, Aspen Music School

I remember the bus driver at the Music School would stop and pick berries while waiting for the bus to load up

although I wish to see Aspen in gold and yellow this trip, but the view is great no matter what time of the year, and it gives me a good reason to go back again next year since we are still a tad early this time

There is something about Aspen that feels nostalgic, like Maroon Bell.... always picturesque

I pictured a man climbing the cliff with the moon as his backdrop, he is a dear friend of mine who passed away early 2007

On our way to Denver the next day, we took the scenic route and drove by Independence pass, again, is a place I've been there couple of times, I hiked and loved the time spent in the mountain with crisp, clean air.

Elevation 12,095 feet, this is the continental divide

Dear Aspen,

I'll see you soon!


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful pleace! Thnaks for sharing this with us

Tieva-Design said...

Thank you for sharing those wonderful pictures.

Irene said...

Thank you so much Kirsty for sharing your pictures with us. Aspen looks stunning. It's lovely looking at your part of the world.

Ros Crawford said...

Thank you for sharing your photos and memories ... such a lovely place ... Thinking of you

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a beautiful place! I loveeeeeeeee the photos!!!!

Sylvia said...

What beautiful photo's, Kirsty! I miss living in Colorado!

Angi Barrs said...

This makes me want to hop on a plane and fly there. Gorgeous!

Davi said...

Such beautiful photos Kirsty! Your memories of special times there make the photos all the more lovely ;)

Anonymous said...

WOW I want to visit there, its beautiful!!!! TFS :-)

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful pictures Kirsty, I was there years ago and it was a grand place!

Unknown said...

So beautiful! We used to vacation in that area every year when I was still able to get around. Hope to get back there some day. :)

sandi said...

Wow what beautiful peaceful pics. TFS!

Unknown said...

Such beautiful shots my friend. And the one of your girls looks so cute.
We are hoping to go Colorado next summer.. We shall see.


Lynnda said...

Beautiful place !!!! Hugs...x

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, so beautiful! I have never been, but this is a place that could capture my heart, I can tell. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos, Kirsty!