I just was able to go back and visit my home state for a week.
As I recently got a new job (where I'll be living and working in Peru!), I needed to return to beautiful Colorado to see family and organize my things. I hiked in the foothills near Ken Caryl and went to Steamboat Springs for the weekend with my mother, aunt, and several friends. Here are some photos of my parent's backyard and my mountain trips ;D
Oh, and you should listen to this song as you look at my photos, for proper atmosphere.
Morning glory next to a pumpkin in my mom's garden
More morning glories
Single red leaf - fall hasn't quite finished in Denver
Prairie dog in Ken Caryl
Cactus flower in Ken Caryl
I hiked the Valley View trail near the Steamboat ski area at 7am and got some nice pictures facing South and West of Steamboat Springs
Valley South of Steamboat with a hot air balloon and aspen changing leaves
Aspens in fall colors
Hot air balloon
Aspen against the blue Colorado sky
Part of Steamboat and the valley
Mountains above Steamboat
Break in the clouds
Creek behind our condo at sunset
Fall leaves at Steamboat Botanical Garden
Berries at Steamboat Botanical Gardens
Robin at the gardens
Fall leaf on moss
Path leading to the botanic gardens with aspens and other trees - excuse the rain on the lens!