22 October 2014

Golden Mountain Views

While visiting Colorado this Summer we were fortunate to meet so many friendly, happy and

congenial people and we even made some long distance friends.

They recently took some beautiful pictures of the Mountains and the magical moment when Summer

ends and Fall takes over and cloaks herself in brilliant hues of orange, yellow and red.

Their journey began along highway 550 from Durango Colorado to Telluride Colorado.

Truly, one of the most breathtaking journeys you will ever take by car any time of the year.

This route is also know as the million dollar highway, there are a variety of theories,

as to the Million Dollar name and one of them is that it cost one million dollars to build.

The town has an interesting history going back hundreds of years ago.

For centuries the Ute Indians used Telluride as a Summer camp, and it wasn't until the 1700's

that Spanish explorer's named it Telluride.

At one time Telluride was a thriving and robust gold and silver mining community,

but sadly enough silver prices crashed in 1893 and the town dwindled from a population

of thousands to hundreds.

Many years went by as it waited in the serene Rocky Mountains.

 And then,  in the 1970's Telluride reinvented itself.

Wonderful white snowfall made for glorious powder for snow skiing, which became the new gold,

for a town that had nearly dwindled away.

Today Telluride is full of energy, ambiance and world class skiing.

Telluride played such a significant role in the history of the American West that it was designated

as a National Historic Landmark District in 1964.

Today Telluride embraces historically significant architecture, artists, celebrities and second home

owners while maintaining it's small town mountain feel.

I hope you enjoy this glimpse of golden views in the mountains as much as I do...



Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.


  1. Beautiful photos! This is someplace I need to visit in the fall.

  2. Jemma, your photographs are spectacular! Such a gorgeous spot .. God's country:)

  3. I would love to go see that place on my own - I just love that red color - God is good.

  4. These pictures are gorgeous, Jemma. They display all the oranges, golds, and reds of the season, and the clouds look dreamy. Such a beautiful place.



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