Jun 07 2009

Summer Stock Sunday

Summer Stock Sunday

Robin at Around the Island has started Summer Stock Sunday, where we can showcase our summer photos. Stunner of stunner, I actually have photos. Are they pics of the tornado that touched down a mile from your house this afternoon while your power was out? No! Amazingly not.

Last weekend we went up to Estes Park to meet with my friend Kate and her family. Kate is a fanfreakingtastic nature photographer, and if you know what’s good for you, you’ll go check out her website (the last three photos under recent work are from her trip). We went hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park and took pictures. She has the really, really good ones (you know, the ones by a person who knows what the heck she’s doing as opposed to making it up and hoping for the best), and I don’t have those yet. I do have the ones Tom took on our little pocket camera…because the batteries in the good camera died ten steps into the hike (banging head).

Hiking boys

These two had such a great time on this hike. Exuberant yet cautious, unusual for them. We can’t wait to go back.

view from the top

This was taken at the top of Alberta Falls. A hike. Then a climb up to the top (over and through snow). And worth every step.

pretty lady and son

Kate and her sweet son. Isn’t she beautiful? I miss her so much. We’ve been friends since freshman year of high school; we’re like sisters. I keep trying to convince her to move out here, but it seems there’s the small detail of her husband finding a job. Bleh.

familyA rare family shot. Even rarer that there was no one butting in at this prime photo location outside Estes Park.

Summer usually means gardening, or putzing around the house, enjoying the warmth. But sometimes it also means hiking. Can’t wait to go again.


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  1. Robin

    What a spectacular place to hike! Wow! Great pictures, too, I love the family shot. I think this may be the first time I’ve seen Tom’s photo.

  2. Me

    Wow! Brings back wonderful memories of hiking in the Smoky Mnts with you on dad’s back! Love the pictures.

  3. Cathy

    those are such great photos! we’ve been getting our sons to go hiking lately–so much fun!

  4. melissaz

    OOOH! What fun. My kids keep bugging me to go back to CO so we can climb St. Mary’s glacier again. And when it’s already 97 the first week of June, I am sorely tempted…

  5. Daryl

    Fun shots!

  6. Christina

    I LOVE all those photos. Amazing sights, amazing kids, amazing mom and family!

  7. Jen

    Those pics are great! Wow, it sure is beautiful out there, a completely different type of beauty from our lowcountry marshes and coastlines, etc. Can we come visit?

  8. Glennis

    Fantastic summer activity. The children look like they are enjoying themselves, and there is lots of natural beauty all around, like the huge rocks.

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