Monday, October 13, 2008


Did I forget to mention I was in Aspen?
JBelle
Bellemaison
The 'Kan EWA

16 comments:

~:*:*:Pixie:*:*:~ said...

For those who doubt the existence of God. Take note.

I have never been to Aspen. I MUST GO TO ASPEN!!!!

M'Belle... these are breathtaking. Literally breathtaking... my heart just took on a new rhythm.

<3 You're a MAGNIFICENT photographer; you just gave the gift of the 'next best thing to being there'.

Late night post material... you'll see.

You, I love.

Lindsey said...

Mmmmmmmmm, ahhhhhhhhhhh, Looks just like Utah. I didn't have the time to drive into the canyon while I was there, but now, I don't have to feel bad about it. :) Thanks for letting us enjoy.

MarmiteToasty said...

Sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhh........ just beautiful....... and rugby to boot :)

x

JBelle said...

Pix, Aspen is magic. I like it in the fall, late in September because there is a marked lack of tourists. Walking in the aspen forests is unlike a walk in any other forest; the trees shimmer and whisper as you walk though and the deeper you go into the woods, the golder it gets. The air, ground, sky and everything but you become gold. Once you emerge from the forest and head back down to town, you become aware that back there, you were not alone. That you were among thousands and thousands and thousands of spirits that were tag teaming you along the trail. That 'Rocky Mountain High' stuff is not just a line out of a song!

JBelle said...

hi there LLL, Colorado seems more like Montana than Utah to me. It's the big sky. The first time I was ever in the Aspens was on the road from Snowbird to Provo Canyon. I have to say, it was out of a movie, it was so gorgeous and almost choreographed. I love Provo Canyon almost like no other because it's uniquely Utah. You just can't get it anywhere else!

JBelle said...

Mel, Aspen is a little town of 7000 people that is so quirky and special. For instance, the playing field you see is the community field, right smack dab in the middle of this little town. I've seen soccer games here as well as this big rugby tournament that come every year. The town has all kinds of other events here, too. It's their gathering place. AT the foot of the ski hill. Notice the world class ski hill right behind it? You can jump on the tow and get up to the top of the mountain from town! Just out of the frame, to the left of the chalet-type building you see is Little Nell, a 5 star hotel and resort that looks very much like the building you see here. Not out of town; not remote nor secluded not behind a gate but right in the thick of things where everybody lives their life. And let me clear up any possible misunderstandings: they LOVE their rugby in Aspen. Love it.

MarmiteToasty said...

Ok....... what ya doing in Aspen..... work or pleasure?.... can you tell Im envious LOL

x

JBelle said...

aw, Mel....

The Fool said...

I love the 6th picture down...the close up of the trees. They look like they have eyes, and they're watching us.

JBelle said...

hi there, Homer. I have at least 100 of that shot. I love those eyes and can't get enough of them. Picked this one at random so I'm glad you liked it. Are there aspen, birch or tamarack in Alaska?

MarmiteToasty said...

Foolie is right the 5th photo is great.... and that second prominent tree slightly right of centre looks just like 'Match' the stick insect we use to have, it has the same smurk LOL

RIP Match

x

JBelle said...

Mel, A walk in the aspen forest really, for me, is the closest thing you can come to the real enchanted forest. You are just not alone. The trees respond to you in a number of different ways and they have a million, millions!, of eyes.

Carla said...

Gorgeous photos. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Wow!

The Fool said...

Yes, we are aspen, birch, and tamarack country...diamond willow, too. Those hearty northern varieties, you know?

Inland Empire Girl said...

Breathtakingly beautiful. I am so drawn to your tree pictures. The textures, light, and color are amazing. Good choice for the one on your blog header. It looked like a perfect time to be in Aspen.

treespotter said...

tree are spotting...

interesting..