Capturing the Green in Vail

On this last Scamp through Colorado, I was constantly awed by how green everything was.

Green means water, and in Vail, on one hike, it meant a mud bog hidden under a patch of plants that Sam found irresistible. (I lost a bunch of photos in the switch to my new iPhone, but here it is on Instagram, just before Sam was covered in sticky ooze.)

Vail is one of those places that I’ve avoided because it seemed too stuffy, but the reason a lot of people flock to Vail is because it’s ridiculously pretty.

Capturing the Green in Vail

Even the bridges were green.

Capturing the Green in Vail

Well, there wasn’t a lot of green in this one, so I went with sepia. I’m guessing it’s an old mining cabin.

Capturing the Green in Vail

A more stylized take on the colors.

Capturing the Green in Vail

A storm was rolling in.

P.S. I’m hitting the road this week and heading west, first stop L.A. for another show, then up the coast all the way to Washington. Stay tuned.

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  1. Deborah Dash August 11, 2015 at 8:34 am #

    Of COURSE you roll through the Bay Area on a weekend when we’re not going to be around. :/

    Beautiful pix as always. I like the last one best. It reminds me of that scene in “The Wizard of Oz” when Dorothy opens the door and it goes from B&W to color.

    • deonne August 11, 2015 at 8:50 am #

      Deborah – Timing, grr. Thanks for the kind words – that last photo is my favorite, too. Great point about the Wizard of Oz! (One of my very favorite movies.)

  2. Susan Carpenter Sims August 11, 2015 at 9:14 am #

    Wow, I feel like I can smell the grass and the coming rain in that last one.
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    • deonne August 11, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

      Susan – Nice!

  3. Sherry in MT August 11, 2015 at 9:15 am #

    I think we need to purchase photo # 2 subject as our new ski lodge whatdya think? LOL
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    • deonne August 11, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

      Sherry – Ha! I bet you could get it cheap. 🙂

  4. Ron Hagg August 11, 2015 at 11:09 am #

    love them.
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    • deonne August 11, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

      Thanks so much, Ron.

  5. Manisha August 13, 2015 at 8:41 pm #

    Have fun! Did I tell you I was eyeing a scamp? It is a little out of my comfort range so I might just make the low offer that i can afford and wait to see what happens. Will keep you posted!
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    • deonne August 14, 2015 at 8:16 pm #

      Manisha – You didn’t tell me! Let me know what happens.

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