Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Crested Butte

Another old mining town located in Colorado......population about fifteen thousand year round. YIKES!!! the snow fall this past winter has been tremendous. So those are very hardy folks that live there year round. Driving about forty miles from our summer location in Gunnison we see Crested Butte. Driving there is quite picturesque, with emerald coated hills, huge pine trees dotted along the way. It's a cute little Victorian style town that has grown to be a destination for the ski crowd. The day we were there they were having a bicycle tour called ride the rockies. Now that sounds rather bland but hey Crested Butte is at approximately 8800 feet. Congratulations to all riders who participated. There is still remnants of snow tucked away in the mountains up there as seen in this photo.

Sweet little churches on the side streets.
And of course I always see cows and love taking photos of them......cause look at those faces they have such a wonderful personality. Or so I think HA!!!

In the next few weeks Crested Butte will be a burst of color. I bet y'all didn't know that Crested Butte Colorado is the wildflower capital of the state and will be host once again to this annual event. What with the very late snow melt of over 400 inches of snow, this years festival should be outstanding. Lordy this will be my third wildflower bloom as well as third spring. I know it says summer on the calendar but Southern Colorado is a bit late this year. If the cottonwood trees don't get me.........aaaaaaaachoooooooooooooo then the wildflowers just might. My netti pot is getting a workout.

So as I have said many times before ....................stay tuna'd for some photos.


ashpags said...

Beautiful!!! I love Colorado, and am jealous that you're there right now! =)

Doodles said...

ash we had never been to southwestern Colorado......we like it a lot.

Good to see you.......how was your trip.........guess I must go check out your blog huh!!!