Monday, December 19, 2005

Winter Wonderland

This is a shot that was taken from my front door last Saturday afternoon. I didn’t even walk outside to take it; I just open the door and captured it with my trusty Olympus digital camera…took about 5 seconds.
My neighborhood is quiet and festive this time of year. Many neighbors make the effort to decorate their homes even though not many people will be able to admire it up here in the “sticks”. One of my neighbors ran a long extension cord from his house over about ½ acre to illuminate a small pine tree off the narrow mountain road. Shimmering with all white lights and with no other street lights on the roads, it stands out like something you would see on a holiday greeting card.
Yeah it gets cold at 9100 feet, yes the wind will howl, and "you have to live up here to live up here", but it’s the little things that make it all worth it! I don’t think I’ll ever move back to the city or burbs. One of the best benefits about living in the Colorado Mountains is the unreal scenery we get to admire on a daily basis…I’ll try and capture it when I can and blog it for the rest of you city folks.

Happy Holidays…from Alex’s World to yours.