Random Local Scenes


Moving from Southern New Jersey to the Western Slopes of Colorado has been exciting to say the least… and a lot of work. Emptying our house of 27 years was a huge task in itself and even with a dumpster and sale, we managed to move more than 10,000 pounds of stuff… twice. Once from New Jersey to a Colorado storage facility and then from storage into our new house on August 15. During the process I took my camera out a few times while exploring my beautiful, new surroundings. It was difficult for me to really get ‘into the zone’ with getting settled the priority. Now unpacked, feeling at home and with Fall upon us I am excited about all the photo ventures that await! Here is a random selection of some local scenes I have explored so far.

‘Pleasant Valley’ © Denise Bush
This is the view of Ridgway from Loghill Mesa
where our house is located. The mountains of Ouray
are in the distance about 12 miles away.

'Loghill Mesa' © Denise Bush This is the mesa that we live on. It is quite large and extends beyond the frame.

‘Loghill Mesa’ © Denise Bush
This is the mesa that we live on.
It is quite large and extends beyond the frame.

'Mountain Crossroads' © Denise Bush

‘Mountain Crossroads’ © Denise Bush
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'Basin Cascades' © Denise Bush

‘Basin Cascades’ © Denise Bush

'Basin Falls I' © Denise Bush

‘Basin Falls I’ © Denise Bush

'Horizontal & Vertical' © Denise Bush

‘Horizontal & Vertical’ © Denise Bush

'Sneffels Range Pano' © Denise Bush

‘Sneffels Range Pano’ © Denise Bush

'Little Cabin in the Mountains' © Denise Bush

‘Little Cabin in the Mountains’ © Denise Bush

'Courthouse Mountain' © Denise Bush

‘Courthouse Mountain’ © Denise Bush

'Alpine Glow at Chimney Rock' © Denise Bush

‘Alpine Glow at Chimney Rock’ © Denise Bush

37 Responses to “Random Local Scenes”

  1. 1 Deb

    All beautiful. I LOVE the basin and chimney rock locations!

    • Thanks for looking Deb. We’ll go to those places when you come for a visit. We can see Chimney Rock from our living room. That range (the Cimarrons) really lights up just before sunset.

  2. Beautiful Denise!

  3. The scenery there is spectacular. Your photos are terrific and make me want to be there with my camera.

  4. OH. MY. GOSH!!

  5. 10 Chuck Aitken

    Great stuff!!

  6. 12 mvobsession

    Beautiful. Enjoy your new life in Colorado 🙂

  7. They are all beautiful. I guess my favorites are Alpine Glow and Mountain Crossroads. Can’t wait to see them myself!

  8. 16 Joe perno

    Hi Denise, These are beautiful. I really like the Mountain Cabin. It shows the true scale of the amazing countryside. And the Alpine Glow is amazing.

    • Hi Joe — Yes, the cabin adds scale doesn’t it. Without it the viewer would have no idea how big that mountain is. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  9. What beautiful views you have, the best to you in your new home.

  10. 20 Linda Kamholz

    Lots of beauty to explore. Liked Mountain Crossroads the best — it so reminiscent of the west — another beautiful vista just around the bend…

  11. Wow, gorgeous landscapes, Denise. A far cry from South Jersey! You must be pinching yourself daily. 😉

  12. Oh WOW! Worth a couple of moves I’d say. Amazing landscapes.

  13. 27 Mary Ann Silvers

    Denise, Just beautiful. I can’t wait to see this area with snow. Glad you are settled in. We miss you both. Love ya, Mare

  14. Beautiful! Love it when artistic people think out of the box. Thanks for stopping by our blog!

  15. 32 Donna Cifuentes

    beautiful pics!!

  16. Wow! Your pictures are so very precious.

  17. Lots to see in Basin Cascades.

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