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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

When it gets TOO hot in TEXAS..ya head for COLORADO mountains...

My thanks, once again, to sweet SUSAN for hosting this marvelous OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY...
Please go over to see her offerings and check out all the beautiful outdoor photos that are awaiting you from BLOGLAND.

This is MR. SWEET and myself in CREEDE, COLORADO. Such a quaint, mountain town full of the cutest shops and the most beautiful flowers. The high altitude must be the reason for the brilliant colors of all the flowers and...their huge size.
It so hot right now here on the plains of West Texas that my flowers are looking so sad.....too hot...too dry...and no relief in sight....FOR THEM... However, it was so much COOLER in Colorado, notice our long sleeves...heh heh heh...just loved it !!


THE FUDGE STORE....
OOO, my word....I found the most delicious MAPLE WALNUT FUDGE in this store. It was so so good.....
and so so expensive.
Now, I am searching the world over for a WONDERFUL recipe for it....
Do YOU have a good one that you'll share with me??
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Wild flowers and red hydrants....can't beat it !!
The prettiest pond in FUN VALLEY, COLORADO...
I'm in love!!

Do you see the bee on the pretty wildflower?
...and the river behind it all ?
That water was so cold it was just HEAV EN...
I stuck my tiny little feet in it every single chance I got...:O)
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I just HAD to have a bouquet of wildflowers.....even in a camper in the mountains, they looked just lovely!

42 comments:

Kathleen said...

So glad you got away from the heat and enjoyed your trip!
Looks like you had fun!
I have never been to CO. haven't been anywhere beyond Fla to the South, and Ohio to the west...
I should get out more! :)

James said...

Don't remind me of those hot Texas summers that never seem to end. I was an Irving Texas blogger until May. The Colorado mountains look like a wonderful place. When I lived in Texas one of my friends at church always talked about moving there.
You really got some nice pictures.

Lady Katherine said...

Colorado is beautiful! I want to go!!! Well been my wish for a long time! Haven't got there yet! Now if you find the fudge recipe, let me know Hubby adores fudge! It has been cool here last two day, long sleeve in morn, sleeveless at night! Sound like you had a lot of fun!

Brenda Eason said...

You both look so sweet together. I bet little you feels protected by your sweet teddy bear haha. I love the photo's and glad you had a great time.

The Stylish House said...

I grew up in Denver, and no matter how far I wander it will always be home. I lived in your neck of the woods many years ago, Midland/Odessa. I met great friends living there.
Cathy

squawmama said...

Oh BJ those pictures were just beautiful and I really loved the one of the lake... Also I think I saw a tiny little bumblebee on that pretty little flower... Have fun and stay COOL!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Regina said...

Hi BJ. Wonderful post!
Great place. Thanks for sharing.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I'm glad you are enjoying your trip to Colorado. I have only been to Denver once. We arrived at night and when I woke up the next morning seeing the mountains right there was a magnificant sight I will never forget.

Dixie said...

BJ... Colorado is one of my favorite places to "head for the hills" and cooler weather when the heat is high in Texas!

wonderful photos...

hugs. Dixie

Donna Marie said...

BJ!!!!! I love your pics! You make me want to go to Colorado!

xoxoxox
Donna Marie!

Theresa said...

I love Colorado...it is beautiful! Your pictures are gorgeous and should be framed:) Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed day!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

We need to do a rain dance for ya'll . Glad your back safe and sound.That was a pretty pond wasn't it .Have a blessed day sweetie.

jeanne said...

Good morning BJ, I can't believe I missed your 'white' post. Busy day yesterday. I love your library shelves and remember when you ound them. The tablescape in white looks fab too. Love the pearls and jewelry touch. I have learned a lot from your beautiful tablescapes BJ.

Well, now to your outdoor post. Love the photo of you and Mr. Sweet. I am so glad you had a wonderful trip to Colorado. Yes, flowers should always be anywhere we are. I love them and you for your wonderful outlook on life.

Happy day to you dear sister friend.

Love xoxo Jeanne

Stacey said...

I'm so glad y'all had fun on your trip. You always have such a bright smile. :)

abeachcottage said...

ooh looks like my kinda trip there, errrm I've never even seen a fudge store, would lurve to go in one

and would love Colorado I believe

beautiful pics, enjoyed the outdoor wed post bj

S
x

Terry said...

Did you say FUDGE? I love fudge, sadly I can't eat it but one of these day....look out.

I just loved the photo of the pond, the way you framed it with the pines. Beautiful!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a beautiful place to cool off this summer! I love that you had a bouquet of flowers in your camper!
Hugs,
PEnny

Beverly said...

BJ, not only do you look beautiful, you make sunshine everywhere you go.

My mother would have liked to be at the fudge shop with you. She is a lover of fudge.

pk said...

That pond photo is so beautiful. Of course now I'm hungry for fudge too!!! :-)

Betty said...

Oh my gosh, how beautiful. I could almost feel that cool water on my feet. Great photos!
I will be away for a long weekend, my son and I are kidnapping hubby too. We are running away for a bit, away from job stress for my Kens. Hubby watched his three employees be let go yesterday, one of them had been with the company almost 40 years, how sad.

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

Looks like a LOVELY getaway for the two of you! Your flower photos are delightful and YES I noticed the bee before I read your question. Thanks for sharing with us.
Hugs and blessings,

Mary said...

What lovely photos, bj. I hope you had a marvelous time. Your picture of the pond was especially nice. I could see myself sitting on its banks and enjoying a cool mountain breeze. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Elise said...

What a beautiful site you have here, and I thought I should leave a comment for you. Lovely interesting posts and great pictures too - thank you so much for sharing. Happy Mid week... best wishes

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I had never heard of Crede before but I love Colorado! There are so many beautiful places there. I love that pond shot!

~Susan

Denise said...

Lovely pics BJ, my hubby travels to Denver a lot with his work. We are in Austin TX and this heat has got to go!!! I'm ready for Fall ;-)

Justine said...

Ooh girl, that shot of the lake through the pine trees is incredible. I think you should frame that sucker!
I'm so glad you had such a good time, but I am a bit jealous. CO is just another one of those places I've always wanted to visit.

Btw... that damn away message is still on your email!

Justine :o )

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Bj,

Oh yes, I love fudge too! I have made fudge from the container of marshmallow fluff. It is basically foolproof. It is creamy and delicious. I made it at Christmas time, and gave some as gifts.

Love your vacation pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie xo

Sares said...

Looks like you had a great time. That picture of the pond is beautiful. My sister lived near Denver for a year and she loved it. It hardly ever rained, but wasn't too hot or too cold. The perfect blend!

PEA said...

I saw the Fudge Shop and that's all I wanted to look at! hehe I'm a fudge addict, don't you know!!! My favourite is Praline Fudge...oh myyyyyy goodness, sooo good. Every time we're in Niagara Falls, it's a must to stop at the fudge shop and buy me some:-)

I so enjoyed seeing all your lovely pictures from your trip to Colorado...the one of the pond framed with the pine trees is absolutely gorgeous!! Glad you had such a great time:-) xoxo

Brenda said...

That shot of the pond is fantastic, BJ! You know, I've never been to Colorado. Need to go there. I would relish being cool right now. Fudge. I haven't had that since probably last Christmas. Sure sounds good right now!
Brenda

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a gorgeous place to visit! It looks so cool and inviting.
I am glad you got away and had a good time...so...now...where are your roosters??? I can't wait to see what you post on Friday! :)
(wiggling here!) :)
Mona

Chris said...

Beautiful pictures, BJ. I know you had to love the cooler weather. And the mountains there are just incredible with color. Did you say you went in a camper?

Love,
Chris

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh yes Dave and I fell in love with Colorado and the people are so nice...... looks like you had a lovely time..
HUgs
Linda

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I read your comment on my post and laughed. "SHOULD" being the key word there! :) You are such a hoot!! :)
Hugs..

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Lilly's Home said...

How beautiful your pictures were! And I loved seeing the hills in the background!
Now about that fudge recipe...I know I have one with black walnuts...let me see what I can come up with!.

Lilly

Shelia said...

Evening, BJness! Oh, aren't you and Mr. Sweet the cutest! I'm sure you were must sweeter after you ate some of that fudge! I do hope you ate some! Your photos are so beautiful! The lake is gorgeous! I'm sure it was much cooler.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

~CC Catherine said...

Hey BJ~ Sounds like you are having a blast! IT's been quite a while since we've got to visit and chat! I have taken many weeks off this summer, much needed. I'm looking forward to cooler months, it appears we all blog more when it's cooler. :) Miss ya! ~CC Catherine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh what beautiful photos, and how wonderful it sounds to have to wear long sleeves! You and your husband are so cute! Sounds like a wonderful trip. laurie

mbkatc230 said...

What beautiful photos, such a pretty little town. That pond is just gorgeous. Thanks for the trip, I feel cooler already. We actually got some rain last night, but it is still hot as blazes. Kathy

cherry said...

Wildflowers and Southern living now that makes for a perfect trip !!
looks like lots of fun.

Thank you Miss Bj for stopping by. hugs, Cherry

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OH NO! His little comb broke off? I am so sorry! Just get a bitty bit of glue and no one will ever know..and I certainly won't tell. Ok? Anyway...he is cute without his comb! It..makes him..stand out from the crowd??
Huggers!
Mona