Tuesday, December 16, 2008

V Is For View

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It's time again For ABC Wednesday. If you aren't participating in ABC Wednesday, you are missing out on a lot of fun.

V is for View. I really thought long and hard on the "V" post. View seemed like it was a bit weak, but couldn't think of anything else. Let's start with the view from the house I grew up in. For several years we lived in a house just outside of Erie, Colorado. Our house sat on a little rise, and we had a great view of the Front Range. A couple of years ago I visited the old place and took this picture of the view.

Purple Mountains Amber Waves
VIEW FROM MY CHILDHOOD HOME IN ERIE, COLORADO

When I was a boy, I would spend a week every summer at Glacier View Ranch. I always had a good time at summer camp. The last time I was in Colorado, I made a return visit to Glacier View. I hadn't been there since I was a boy. I was surprised by how much things looked the same. The view from the parking lot was just as I remembered it.

Glacier View Ranch
VIEW FROM GLACIER VIEW RANCH

One of the most beautiful views I have ever seen is the view from my brother-in-law Duane's cabin. It is located above Leadville, Colorado and the surroundings are beautiful. The view from Duane's cabin is as pretty as any view in the area.

View from Duane's cabin near Leadville Colorado
VIEW FROM DUANE'S CABIN IN LEADVILLE, COLORADO

One of my favorite views is the view of my backyard. Each season has a special beauty. there are dogwoods and redbuds in the spring. In the summer the trees have so many leaves that you can't tell I live in town. I believe that it is the most beautiful in the fall. Here is a view of my backyard in the fall. Duane built the table and benches out of granite slabs.

My Backyard
VIEW OF MY BACKYARD IN THE FALL

The Talimena Scenic Drive has some of the most beautiful views in Arkansas. We are very blessed to have such beautiful views so close. Here are a couple of views from the Talimena Drive.

Grand View
VIEW FROM GRAND VIEW VISTA

Winter View
WINTER VIEW FROM THE TALIMENA SCENIC DRIVE

One of the most amazing views I have seen in Arkansas, is the view from The Lodge At Mount Magazine. Mount Magazine State park is the highest point in Arkansas. The lodge and the grounds surrounding it have breathtaking views. The great room has large windows that look out from the highest point in Arkansas.

Impressive View
VIEW FROM THE LODGE AT MOUNT MAGAZINE

I saved my favorite view for last. Gina and I love to visit Belize. Our favorite place is San Pedro on Ambergris Caye. The last two times we have visited San Pedro, we have stayed at the SunBreeze Hotel right on the beach. The view from our room was beautiful. Right now we are having freezing rain and sleet here in Arkansas. I wish I was in Belize with this view.

San Pedro Belize Ocean View
VIEW FROM THE SUNBREEZE HOTEL IN SAN PEDRO, BELIZE

22 comments:

  1. At this time of the year I would absolutely go for the last one!

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  2. All of your photos are really great and the skies of the two top photos are stunning.

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  3. wow Richies, I like all your views freom your bithtown and the view ou of the hotel

    I also like your SNOW template of your blog, I tried =just a look at= different templates ( did NOT change my tempolate for all sureness), its a really December template I like it!

    For a change I made an overVIEW in ABC with a sliudeshow. Come and watch: ww.joannwalraven.blogspot.com
    Greetings from JoAnn/Holland

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  4. All of those are gorgeous views...however after the snow and cold...the last one is the most inviting! It made me think that if it was hot summertime then I would probably comment that the winter ones are the most appealing...why do we always want what we don't have?! It is a bad habit.

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  5. Ah, such pretty views.... I really had a tough time trying to pick just one so I'm not going to! =)
    They are all fantastic!
    Take care.
    ~Michele~

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  6. Beautiful views! You did very well with your "V" photos.

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  7. This is SO beautiful! I love it! REALLY love your life long views. GREAT pictures! I don't think your name is on Mr. Linky at ABC Wednesday yet. Go check. I couldn't find you!

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  8. Well these are some fabulous views! Such wide open country and big sky. I really enjoyed them all..

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  9. Beautiful virtual vistas works for me.

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  10. These are all spectacular views and I'd love to see them with my own eyes. Thank you for sharing them with us. Love your backyard in the autumn! :D

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  11. Great cloud shots! Very pretty!!!

    My V entries are here and here. Please drop by if you have time. Thanks.

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  12. I find the Colorado shots with snow-capped mountain breathtaking! Happy ABC Wednesday!

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  13. You have some fantastic views. The first is spectacular. We have been to Mount Magazine Lodge and agree that the view there is gorgeous.

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  14. I think this is a great post. I enjoyed seeing all the scenery and reading about parts of the country I haven't seen myself. And I must say that Belize looks really beautiful

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  15. nice view you've got here and varied too! you captured your hometown very beautifully from season to season. just great!

    btw, mine is here: http://seasons.pinoyvibes.net/2008/12/17/v-is-for-vow/. hope you can visit too.

    happy wednesday!

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  16. Amazing views!Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Wow! Some great views.

    Now I know of your Colorado connection - didn't know you were born there. (You're always welcome back...)

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  18. What beautiful views. The Colorado photos are outstanding - makes me want to go back. I grew up in Missouri and we spent several weeks every summer in Colorado. What a glorious state.
    That last photo of yours makes me think in Grand Cayman. We used to spend Christmases there when my kids were little. Your Belize beach looks just like a Cayman beach. Just lovely!
    Thanks for the good memories.

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  19. My favourite is the first one - looks just like a painting!

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  20. They are all so pretty views...in your backyard view I loved the pretty colors and the number one for me is the beach vie with the palms...if course it reminds me to Key West.

    Sue's Daily Photography

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  21. Amazin views. I especially love the Galcier View Ranch views, such a beautiful place

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  22. These are beautiful! What a great view you have from your backyard!

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