What do you love about living in Colorado?

Once upon a fleeting time in 1861, Congress chose to name a territory in the Western United States, Colorado. The word, Colorado, is Spanish for colored red. Early Spanish explorers named the Colorado River this because of the reddish silt that came down from the mountains giving the water a muddy, red hue.

There are so many mountains in Colorado and 54 of them are at least 14,000 feet high. People call these 14’ers. There are four wonderful National Parks to traverse: Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes and Black Canyon of the Gunnison. The state animal, the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep with their curling horns, are only found in the Rockies.

The sun shines an average of 300 days a year in Colorado and the blue sky is like a kaleidoscope in the morning and evening with colors unveiling and changing as light rays pierce through the clouds.

Wildflowers cover the mountains and the state flower, the Blue Columbine, grows along streams and under the shade of tall, pine trees.  Have you ever smelled a pine tree? Some smell like vanilla.

Google a Lark Bunting’s bird call. That is Colorado’s state bird. Be still and imagine sitting near a flowing Colorado river, hearing the Lark Bunting, feeling a cool, mountain breeze upon your skin. Does it make you feel happy and relaxed?

There are beautiful places all over the earth, but we enjoy being in our corner of the world, Colorful Colorado, best of all.

“In our corner of the world, we’re singing, laughing, and having fun.  In our corner of the world, no trouble bothers us. In our corner of the world, we hear the sound of violins.  In our corner of the world, we’re dancing, happy and free.

The mountains are climbing, the rivers are winding, everything’s fine.  The sun it whispers, whispers I love you. Let it shine. In our corner, in our corner, of the la, de-da, la, de-da, la, de-da. La, de-da, de-da, de-da, de-da, de-da.

In your corner of the world we hope your singing, laughing and having fun.  In your corner of the world, we hope no trouble bothers you.  In your corner of the world, we hope you hear the sound of our guitars, in your corner of the world we hope your dancing, happy and free.

The mountains are climbing, the rivers are winding, everything’s fine.  The sun it whispers, whispers I love you. Let it shine. In your corner, in your corner, of the la, de-da, la, de-da, la, de-da. La, de-da, de-da, de-da, de-da, de-da.”

Let’s be proud of where we live and each do our part to make it a happy place for everyone!