Colorado Bound, Life in B&W

Colorado Bound (Part III) – Colorado in B&W

Here is my next installment in my new series of posts “Colorado Bound” which began with this post: Colorado Bound (Part I). It is also a continuation of my series Life in B&W in which I pretend that I am a real photographer expanding my portfolio of Black & White Photos taken with my iPhone camera (isn’t that what real photographers use?!?!?).

I recently returned from a 5 day trip to the Denver Colorado area to visit friends and to tour apartments to live in. We toured 10 apartment complexes between Boulder and Denver and I settled on a place in a suburb of Denver, in the Denver Greater Metropolitan area (this is the web and you never know who is reading so that is as many details as I will provide in this public forum).

I did end up getting a 2 bedroom apartment which even has a separate nook with a built in desk for telecommuting! I was originally going to be very minimalist and thrifty but decided that if I am going to work from home I need space. Additionally it will be nice for  visitors and to have a decent space for crafting.

I decided to rent in a “boutique apartment complex” type of place for a year which has included a fitness center, a pool, community activities, and other wonderful amenities. It will be sort of like living in a hotel for a year!

In addition to touring apartments (my friend was incredible driving me around on the first day to tour 5 apartments and loaning me her car the next day when she had to work to let me tour on my own), we went on a wonderful tour of Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Distillery as well as attended an incredible concert by the Boulder, CO based acapella group Face Vocal Band.

I will feature some photos from Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Distillery tour in another post.

Oh and if you enjoyed the video by Face Vocal Band above performing a traditional song, here they are again performing a contemporary popular music hit. Note all the percussion sounds are done by voices of the performers, no instruments!

I so appreciate my friends Michele and her husband Blair introducing me to this fun band!

Okay so let’s get to the Black & White photos I threatened to share in the title of this post (smile).

Colorado in Black & White

Michele, Blair and I went for a lovely hike on the Sunday before I returned home. Here are some photos from that walk:

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I thought I would start with my recent trip to Colorado as it is fresh on my mind, but I have a backlog of other stories and posts to come 🙂



34 thoughts on “Colorado Bound (Part III) – Colorado in B&W”

    1. Yes, it feels much better. I think when Terry first passed I just wanted to go live in a closet somewhere but as time passes, and do a little better I start to realize I need to try and fully enjoy life even though I am a widow. Thanks for your comments Martha 🙂


  1. Exciting news for the new place! It sounds great and I hope you can make use of all the little luxuries with it and I like the sound of a desk in a little nook. Hope it’s going to be a good place for living and working.

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  2. I love your b&w photos Tierney. You did a nice job. I also got a kick out of the accapella group. Sounds like it was a fun trip as well as productive!

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  3. You are a great photographer. No pretending here. And as an artist you need space to be creative and to activate your imagination. Oh the joys of a capella. I think I feel a song coming to me now. shoo be do be do. yeah. Just wait until WordPress allows us to leave audio replies. I’m gonna be a staaaa.

    Oops. Back to you. Keep up the good work and take care of Mike.

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  4. Great post T – I especially liked the links to the acapella singers. Another great group to check out is Home Free and their version of ‘Man of Constant Sorrow’ – it’s amazing! Something about B/W photos though, that make me feel sad. Still, some good shots there. Looking forward to your next installment.

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    1. Oh yes I have heard of Home Free! But I have not seen the Man of Constant Sorrow performance so I will check it out – thanks! I agree there is a sort of melancholy about B&W photos and the landscape looks more desolate or austere. Thanks for your comment 🙂


  5. I don’t know why, but I LOVE that bald eagle one. It seems so serious, but in some ways it also seems funny. Like the eagles came over and showed that sign who’s boss. All around great shots!!

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  6. Love the photos, and a two bedroom place is awesome. Much though I love all my crafting stuff sometimes it is nice to be able to shut it all away in the spare room and have a tidy house.

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  7. Oooh, lovely photos! Colorado is very beautiful in black and white! And congratulations on your new home… How nice to have a pool in your neighbourhood, and a ready-made community close to hand. I hope you’ll be really happy there 😊

    Also, hello to Michele & Blair! 🙋 Thanks for introducing us so we could meet up last year! I’m looking forward to catching up with the rest your posts over the weekend, have a good one!

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  8. Congrats on finding the new home, Tierney! It sounds like a lovely place, and the added amenities are truly sweet (swimming!). It sounds like a great community to call home. Beautiful snapshots, as always! ❤

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