Sunday, January 29, 2012

What's to Love About Raymond



"Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius." -- Pietro Aretino


Several Sundays ago Dennis and I took a drive from Allenspark to Lyons along the St. Vrain River. This route took us through Raymond, which is called a town but is really just a small roadside country store and several miles of private cabins and ranches. In my humble opinion Raymond is a hamlet -- not a town. Besides I like to use the word "hamlet". It sounds so. . . quaint.


The sky was clear and the temperature mild, making it a great day to take photos.
This ranch gate caught my eye. Look at that shocking blue sky.


Beyond the ranch entrance. (I wonder. . . what's behind the trees?)


Red berries framed by a rustic fence. Charming, no?


I see this cabin and imagine a roaring fire, hot chocolate and a good book.

I'd like to have a wagon like this one on our homestead.


And maybe an old truck, too.


Dried flowers in the snow fascinate me.


I love this scene. So serene.


"Out of the south comes the storm, And out of the north the cold. 
From the breath of God ice is made,
And the expanse of the waters is frozen."
 Job 37:9-10 


Nancy
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54 comments:

  1. Wow, Nancy, your pics are amazing. You have an incredible eye! Some of these photos look like a Christmas card. Thanks for filling my eyes with such beauty.

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  2. Thank you, Dena. Maybe I should go into the greeting card business. :-)

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  3. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Nancy.

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  4. Beautiful post...There is something so fresh and new about a blanket of snow covering the earth. By now, we usually have seen quite a bit of it, however, the Jersey Shore has been unseasonably warm. I enjoyed seeing what we are missing in your pictures.
    Susan

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Susan. Don't envy our winter too much. I still have to dig my car out and you don't. :-)

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  5. Thanks for stopping by. What fantastic shots you captured here.
    Cher

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  6. Those photos are so beautiful!

    Visiting for BM! Hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2012/01/salt-soaking-solution.html

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  7. I so love your photos. It's picture perfect.

    Yellow & Blue

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  8. Really great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. Thank you, Gary. Your photos of Canada are wonderful.

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  9. What a beautiful collection of images Nancy. Thank you so much for sharing this part of the world with us. I understand your pleasure in the word "hamlet" - I lived in such a one on the outskirts of Oxford, UK and although that was over 40 years ago; a visit 2 years back proved it is still as quaint as it was then! Love that little splash of red in the middle of your third shot and that cottage has a Thomas Kinkaid ring about it. Great shots.

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    1. Thank you. Your photos are lovely. Love Cornwall.

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  10. What a lovely post and photos. I love the cabin and would enjoy staying there for a vacation. Does this place see a lot of snow all the time? It is a pretty winter wonderland. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes, Eileen. Raymond, CO is in the Rockies, elevation 7,815 ft. So it does get quite a bit of snow. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  11. Gorgeous!

    My Blue, please drop by and see. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. The photos of your kids are nice.

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  12. Beautiful winter scenes!
    Great captures.

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    1. Thank you, Regina. I stopped by your blog. Wow! Your photography is beautiful.

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  13. Jeg kom tilfældigt forbi din blog.
    Rigtig gode vinterbilleder.
    Tak for rundvisningen.

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    1. Translation: I randomly came across your blog.
      Very good winter pictures.
      Thanks for the tour.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. I left a comment on your blog about the web-based photo editor I use. Hope it helps you. (Your photos are lovely.)

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  14. Beautiful wintery captures!
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

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  15. marvelous captures. i love the bike and wagon shots.

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    1. Actually, those are my favorites, too. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I went to your blog. Your beach scenes are stunning.

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  16. So pretty, I felt like I was there..

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    1. Thanks, Mary. I love the blue and white in your kitchen. Lovely. Good of you to stop by and comment.

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  17. These are beautiful, I would love to take that walk, especially for the hot chocolate at the end of it.

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    1. Nics, I'm with you. Hot chocolate is always a good idea. I visited your blog and loved the photos of your potato dish, Champ. The way you weaved the recipe in with the story of your mum was delightful. Hope to keep in touch through our photos. God bless.

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  18. simply gorgeous!
    it's really hard to pick a favourite!
    thanks so much for sharing:)

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  19. My pleasure, Betty. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I left a comment on your blog about my Belgian grandfather. Seems we have some things in common. God bless.

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  20. Wow, this is a beautiful photo blog. May you give many people inspiration with your photos and you have me. excellent !!
    I hope you can find the time to visit my blog.
    www.valleysshutterbug.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Shaun. I did visit our blog and I LOVED your Welsh photos. That red house is amazing. Thanks for following.

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    1. Thank you, Joyce. And thanks for following. God bless.

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  22. Some beautiful photo opportunities. You've captured some idyllic winter scenes.

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    1. Thank you. I stopped by your blog. That homemade bread looks yummy. God bless.

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  23. Thank you for visiting me and becoming a follower. I love the name of your blog! Enjoyed your beautiful pictures and love your sweet spirit.

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie. Back atcha. :-) I revisited your blog this morning for more eye candy. Wow!

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  24. many good things in that area. :) Thanks for sharing.

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    1. My pleasure. I looked at your blog, but there is so much there I need to go back when I can spend more time. God bless.

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  25. beautiful views, great shots :-) love it :-) Visiting from Blue Monday, hope that you can return the visit too.


    http://www.kandhistools.com/our-blue-cushion-seat/

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    1. Thanks for your nice comments. I did visit your site and left a comment about your pretty blue chair. Blessings.

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    2. I cant' pinpoint which fantastic photo I like best! Just wow!

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    3. Thanks, Margaret. That's exactly how I feel about your photos. They're wonderful.

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  26. Even though it can be such a pain, it sure does make the whole world look more lovely, doesn't it? : )

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  27. I love the snow here in the Rockies. We have gentle flurries this morning. It snowed all night long, so we have about 9" so far. It's beautiful. God bless and thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  28. What amazing shots! Love that old wagon iced in snow.

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    1. Thanks. That was a fun day of shooting. Everything looked good.

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  29. That bike and old truck in the snow were priceless pics! Thanks for sharing!

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