"Why I make Colorado my home" photo essay

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Home Stager with A Wonderful Space, LLC

I decided to express my love for Colorado and what better way than in photos:

This is what you see heading north into Colorado from NM!!!

Sangra de Christo

This little guy is a regular in my backyard! Maybe because I leave him treats!

wildlife

Because of the mountains to the west, we don't get many pretty sunsets, but this was an exception!!!

sunset

 This was a scene I happened across on my way to work! It's someone's front yard!

elk

The sun smiles on downtown Denver!!!

downtown

This is not a snow drift, it's my car! Guess I took the day off!!!

my car

Happy Holidays!!! I hope you enjoyed my photos!!!

Xmas lights

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Patricia Kennedy
Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. - Washington, DC
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Elaine, love the photos.  I've entered Colorado from Kansas and it was great to see it from another perspective.  The deer are amazing!  Did they eat the garden?
Dec 11, 2007 02:26 PM #1
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Elaine M. Gage
A Wonderful Space, LLC - Lakewood, CO
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Patricia- that shot was taken in Evergreen. If you talk to anyone that lives there, herds of deer and elk are very destructive, eating gardens, scratching bark off trees. I thought they were pretty, but I don't have to live with them!!!
Dec 11, 2007 02:52 PM #2
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Mehmet Met Dilsiz
FND Photography / M2 Real Estate Solutions - Midvale, UT
CO is a beatiful state, and your pictures clearly show that...
Dec 11, 2007 04:26 PM #3
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Cindy Richter
Interior Motiv Home Staging - Flower Mound, TX
IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
My and my husbands dream is to retire in Colorado.   We try to come up and go skiing every year.  His parents have a condo in Beaver Creek we use as much as possible.  We absolutely love it there.  I know most people retire in Florida, definitely not Texas...but not us!  I'm jealous that you live there.  Enjoy.
Dec 11, 2007 04:32 PM #4
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Elaine M. Gage
A Wonderful Space, LLC - Lakewood, CO
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We came out here for a vacation, and I fell in love with it! Within six months we were living here, and that was 14 years ago! The best part--no matter where I go on a trip, I am always happy to come home!!

Dec 11, 2007 07:44 PM #5
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Fernando Rosado
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Elaine I love you pictures i have been mostly in florida And East Coast, those deer laying are awesome

Love that you have a squirrel you know ! thats cute

Dec 11, 2007 08:20 PM #6
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Elaine M. Gage
A Wonderful Space, LLC - Lakewood, CO
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Fernando-I grew up in NY and NJ and when I first came out here, I was intimidated by the big open spaces. Now, when I go back east I get claustrophobic!!! LOVE Florida, but I gotta have some snow!!!
Dec 11, 2007 10:26 PM #7
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Ginger Sala
Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC - Wilmington, NC
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Elaine, Those are awesome photos. What camera do yu use/ Never been to Colorado maybe one day! Where did you live in NY? We lived in Orange County before moving here.. I'm from Boston originally

Ginger 

Jan 09, 2008 12:05 PM #8
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Elaine M. Gage
A Wonderful Space, LLC - Lakewood, CO
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Thanks, Ginger! I have a Kodak DX6340, which is old and not expensive, but has turned out to be a great little camera. I was born in Newburgh, though we lived in Glenham at the time. I was really too young to remember, because we only stayed there a couple of years. Then spent fours years in Cheshire, CT, and wound up in South Jersey. But, my grandparents were in Schenectady, so I spent a lot of time in upstate NY!

LOVE NC! We use to go camping there when we were kids (Myrtle Beach was our favorite), and I have an aunt in Southern Pines and a brother in Asheville!

Jan 09, 2008 12:16 PM #9
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Dena Stevens
Century 21 Canon Land & Investment - Canon City, CO
Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004

Elaine, great minds think a like. I've been thinking about doing some thing very similar. I have some photos I just love and want to get more of them out on the net. Watch out - here I come!

Gold star!

Jan 09, 2008 01:41 PM #10
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Joanne Hanson
Coldwell Banker Colorado Rockies Real Estate - Frisco, CO
Summit County, Colorado Realtor
Elaine, people also comment on my photos, and I tell them that when you live in Colorado, you can't help but take beautiful photos.  It is tough to take a bad photo here.  These are proof positive, and thanks for sharing them. 
Jan 09, 2008 05:48 PM #11
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Elaine M. Gage
A Wonderful Space, LLC - Lakewood, CO
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Dena-I look forward to seeing your photos!

Joanne-You are SO right! Just driving around every day, I see so many sights that would make great photos! I just purchased a smaller, lighter camera and I intend to take it with me everywhere!

Jan 09, 2008 10:29 PM #12
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Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Ah, Colorado.  It's a pretty place, but I couldn't deal with the snow.  Love playing in it, but don't want to live in that much of it.

You ever see the commericail about the guy diggin his car out and then hitting his remote to unlock the doors.  His car was the one still under a ton of snow parked in front of the one he dug out.

Wouldn't that be a bummer?

Just a thought for you.  Turn off the members only and post this to localism for your area.  It's a good photo essay and can bring you additonal exposure.  If you don't know how to post to Localism, read this link

Several posts about how to post to localism

Localism in Jefferson County

Localism in Lakewood, CO

Upload some photos to localism and get a few points.

Ya got some great stuff. Use it.

Jan 16, 2008 07:57 AM #13
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Elaine M. Gage
A Wonderful Space, LLC - Lakewood, CO
A Wonderful Space, LLC
Erby-Thanks for the advice. I'm still pretty new at this and learning the ropes. I say if it's going to snow, let's have a good 3-4 feet of it, so NO ONE is going ANYWHERE!!!
Jan 16, 2008 10:13 AM #14
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Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

You're welcome.  You may also want to go back thru your blog and see if any of the other posts are good to put on localism.  I looked and I think some of them are.

 AND you keep that 3-4 feet of snow right where it belongs there with you.

I don't want any of it.  None, Nada, Zip.  You can have it all!

 

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Jan 18, 2008 10:22 AM #15
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