Thursday, December 12, 2013

Our First Look at Pikes Peak

(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.  Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

Betsy and I made a  big western trip last September, and Pikes Peak was our first major destination.  This was our first glimpse we got of the mountain from the  parking lot of our motel.  Betsy was especially delighted to see the snow.

26 comments:

Ms. A said...

Very majestic. Really dwarfs all the houses beneath it.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous view of the peak, George! Great capture!

Pallavi said...

Beautifully captured George :) The peak looks so regal and stands out against the blue sky.

imac said...

Magic George

imac said...

Magic George

Terri Buster said...

What a gorgeous view! I always have to remind myself to click on your photos so I can see the grand view!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

I can imagine this feeling i recall the awe I felt while driving in the Alps years ago.
I read the lovely tribute to your Dad and send you my condolences.

Ginny said...

I love taking a peek at the Peak! Snow on the top, just the perfect time to visit!

Sandra said...

ihave heard of pikes peak and read about it in my books, but never seen it... it doesn't fit what i thought it would look like but it is magnificent.

A Lady's Life said...

I wonder why it is called Pikes Peak? Is there a lake with pike up there? Or is it because it is long and looks like a pike or maybe the name refers to a person who lived up there?
Very nice shot !

Ela said...

What a wonderful place. It would be nice to visit this place...maybe someday.....
Greetings

Happyone said...

That is some place to visit. We enjoyed our time up there too.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What an amazing sight!

diane b said...

Thats an impressive mountain.

rainfield61 said...

Me too.

I am always delighted to see snow.

Neal said...

That is a beautiful drive up there. If you enlarge your picture fully you can see a building on top.

Betty Manousos said...

very impressive! gorgeous shot!

Indrani said...

Grand view!
Great joy!

EG CameraGirl said...

The snow is lovely with the light on it!

troutbirder said...

Very nice. I miss Colorado as our Grands moved to Arizona...

Łucja-Maria said...

Very beautiful peak. Full majesty.
Your photo as always, is of excellent quality.
Greetings. ♥

Janie said...

My dad drove us up Pike's Peak when I was about 12. I was impressed, especially by the scary, narrow road and drop-offs. It's a beautiful place, and a lovely photo, George.

Linda said...

It's exciting to see something so iconic for the first time! I remember driving in Arizona and almost forgot to stay on the road!

Amelia said...

Hi George, lovely picture and love the clear blue sky.

Have a beautiful Sunday.

Carletta said...

Seeing that in person must have been spectacular George. We have a small skiff of snow here this morning.

Beth Edwards said...

we saw Pikes Peak from afar ... the price to get up those mountains were too pricey for us. we wondered why they would not allow us to use our national parks pass? oh well ... it was gorgeous from where we saw. ( :