I am so lucky! I get to live where other people come to vacation. Just like Unknown Mami, who sponsors the link below, I love sharing my photos of my city and my state. And if you want to see photos by her readers around the world, just click below!
All the ski resorts are just an hour from Denver. This weekend good friends of ours invited us up to a house they are renting in Winter Park. Isn’t always nice to get away from busyness of home to relax in a beautiful spot in nature. We tried to go slowly and be mindful all throughout the weekend.
The day started with a beautiful sunrise at about 6:30 am! So glad we woke up early.
The house is just a few miles outside the ski town of Winter Park. The sunrise reflected in the windows.
We could see Byers Peak (12,804 ft.) outside the backyard. The Colorado sky is always this deep, beautiful blue.
We decided to snowshoe while our kids went downhill skiing. Here is the trailhead. It was a narrow trail through the pine trees.
I borrowed some bright yellow snowshoes. It was my first time trying snowshoeing and I loved it.
The Zen Mama and the Zen Papa in the snow covered pines. John is cross country skiing.
Loved this light at the end of the trail. Our friend’s dog, Buddy, enjoyed the trip the most.
The detail of the pine bark. Pine beetles have been an epidemic in Colorado, killing off many lodgepole pines in the northern mountains. I recently read that the epidemic is subsiding. Read more here if you’re interested.
A light snow started by the time we returned to the house. The flash was able to catch the flakes.
A good warm fire at the end of the evening. What more could you ask for?
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