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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Postscript

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 🙂

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  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. 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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  3. 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 🙂

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  4. 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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  5. 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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