Saturday, February 1, 2020

Lake at the Top

Lake at the Top
Acrylic on a reclaimed cabinet door
18" X 8"

For our anniversary, we took a trip to explore new territory in Colorado. We saw some lovely country, traveling through Hotchkiss (cute town—don’t miss the gallery there!) and Paonia, and on to Glenwood Springs. On the way home, we decided to take the scenic route and looped back west to drive over Grand Mesa, the highest flat top mountain in the world. It is quite a prominent and impressive feature on the landscape due east of Grand Junction. It. Was. Gorgeous!

Although it was early November, there was a lot of snow left from the storm that had moved through two weeks before. Down in Durango, the two or so inches we received had melted to mud, but up there, it was a winter wonderland!

This charming little lake (one of many on the mesa!) sat just below 10,000 feet. We decided we definitely want to head back to this area come summer and check out the camping and fishing.
Our route down off the Mesa was steep, offering a broad view of the region to the south. We passed through a few more cute towns, including Eckert, where you don’t want to miss Drost’s Candies—yummy handmade truffles!

My next painting is well under way—an area we discovered (Hey, where do you think that dirt road goes?) on our way back from a morning of fishing last summer. No catching, just fishing. :-)

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