Nature Walks – A Trip to Winter

This is late May, right?  Almost summer here in the United States, right?  That’s what I thought too, but you wouldn’t know it up in the high country of the Colorado Rockies.  Instead of doing our normal walks around our lakes, we took a long 6-hour drive through the mountains.  As always, the scenery was absolutely breathtaking and beautiful.  But there was also a lot of snow; fresh snow too, and people were actually snow boarding.  Believe it or not, this is really not all that unusual for we Coloradans though.  We are actually kind of used to this.

We saw everything on this beautiful drive.  We saw raging river waters, under both blue skies and gray.



There were beautiful signs of new life.



And sadly, signs of death.


There were waterfalls and rocks.



And there was snow.  Lots of snow.  Our temperature range was from the low 60’s to the low 30’s all in one trip and all in one day.


You can see the recent trails of the snowboarders.


IMG_0910Snow is all around and Larry is in shorts.  We weren’t out in the weather that long though, and it really was pretty comfortable.


We kept seeing signs saying to watch for deer, elk or moose, but the only moose we saw was this one.


We did see horses though.



We even saw a beaver running across the street, although I did not get a picture of him.  (This one is a stock photo, sad to say).

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We brought sandwiches and stopped by a little babbling brook for a picnic in the car before it started to snow.

It is a good thing we like to drive and sight see, because that was all we could do.  Sadly, nothing was open, not even the restrooms.  It really made me want to purchase something local just to help do my part, even more so than usual, but we couldn’t.  Everything was closed, and this being the start of their busy tourist season too.  Many of these businesses have shuttered their doors for good.

Despite everything being closed though, we still had a very enjoyable day.  We are Colorado tough and we are Colorado proud.


Stay safe and stay well Everyone.  Thank you to all who paid the ultimate price and sacrifice for our freedoms and for our country.  ‘Til next time.




Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

16 thoughts on “Nature Walks – A Trip to Winter”

  1. That was a wonderful tour Jeanne! Loved the raging water pics, although the sight of snow made me want to close my eyes! I would love to do a tour like that around here too and show off more of our countryside, but sadly I no longer drive. I thoroughly enjoyed this though, it was great! Yes, places here are closed like that too right when our tourist season should be going wild already. Several businesses have closed for good, our season is short and they need every part of it. Have a wonderful day Jeanne!😃😺🌞☕☕

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    1. Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed it. I love his new side to “A Jeanne in the Kitchen”, and I think everyone else is enjoying it too. You show some pretty incredible pictures too. Your area looks every bit as beautiful as Colorado does. 🙂

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  2. Wow how beautiful! How far from where you live is this? Funny to see these snowy photos today since it’s 100 degrees here in Northern California today! I love the pic of Larry in the snow in shorts! 😀

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