Our World: Crystal Creek Reservoir

Crystal Creek Reservoir on Pikes Peak Highway.  September 14, 2012.

Crystal Creek Reservoir on Pikes Peak Highway, Colorado. September 14, 2012.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them.)

This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by three wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

When Betsy and I took our western trip in 2012, the first place we visited in Colorado was Pikes Peak.  We had long talked about visiting the summit of the mountain, and we were delighted that we could see Pikes Peak from our motel on our first night.

The next morning we headed to the mountain and up the Pikes Peak Highway.  Although the summit was our goal, we had to make several stops on the way up.  One of our first stops was at Crystal Creek Reservoir, at about Mile Marker 6.

The combination of a beautiful sky, snow-capped peaks and mirror-like water simply made it impossible for us to drive by without stopping.

Betsy at Crystal Creek Reservoir, Pikes Peak, Colorado.  September 14, 2012.

Betsy at Crystal Creek Reservoir, Pikes Peak, Colorado. September 14, 2012.

We walked along the shore just soaking up the scenery around us.  My snow-loving Beautiful Bride was absolutely delighted.

Aspen at Crystal Creek Reservoir, Pikes Peak, Colorado.  September 14, 2012.

Aspen at Crystal Creek Reservoir, Pikes Peak, Colorado. September 14, 2012.

We also enjoyed the sight of some golden aspens, a sight we don’t see here in Tennessee.

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I couldn’t resist creating a panorama of the gorgeous scene before us.

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21 Responses to “Our World: Crystal Creek Reservoir”

  1. Eileen Says:

    Beautiful scenic views. George. Colorado is a lovely state.. Have a happy day!

  2. Ms. A Says:

    These images are beautiful! Love the blue sky, reflections and touches of gold!

  3. Neal Says:

    Those pictures are beautiful. I’m glad you couldn’t resist creating a panorama. 🙂

  4. Larry Says:

    Great shots George.

  5. Betsyfromtennessee Says:

    Oh My Heart… Let’s go back! Your photos are TREMENDOUS… Love the Aspens and the snow-covered mountains –and the reflections… WOW… Thanks for sharing the memories!
    Love,
    Wifey

  6. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Ohhh, those mountains, reflections, and blue water!!! So these are Aspens? I have yet to find out what the tall yellow trees around here are, but I love them! These are nothing less than stunning!

  7. ladyfi Says:

    Wow – what gorgeous scenery!

  8. sylviakirk Says:

    Such a gorgeous place!! I would love to visit there!! Wonderful captures for the day! Hope you have a great week!!!

  9. dayphoto Says:

    I hope Betsy is feeling better today. Love your photos!

    Linda
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  10. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful shots of reservoir. Very scenic and inviting.

  11. Judy Says:

    George, I love the colour of those aspens!!! We don’t have anything quite that shade of gold!
    When I enlarged your first image, the first thing that popped into my head was that I was looking at it in the old stereoscope my grandparents used to have… No idea why…

  12. rhiebert Says:

    Oh wow! Gorgeous shots.

  13. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    So pretty. The panorama is excellent!

  14. Holly Myers Says:

    So gorgeous!

  15. felicia Says:

    fabulous images. I love Colorado.

  16. MaryBeth Says:

    How Beautiful! I wish our sunny days were back. Even cold and sunny is good.
    MB

  17. Cattails Says:

    George, These are amazing photos. What a gorgeous time of year to visit there. Thanks for sharing the beauty. I have never visited here.

  18. Sartenada Says:

    All three photos are very beautiful, so enjoyable.

  19. Carletta Says:

    Love the reflections in the shot of Betsy! I’d love to see those Aspens someday. They are gorgeous!

  20. diane Says:

    Beautiful photos and weather.

  21. Lorri Says:

    Thank you for sharing the vibrant photos! The aspens, the panorama, Betsy, and the reservoir are all lovely captures.

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