As a landscape designer, I’m always looking for inspiration.  I often draw on inspiration gathered from past trips around the U.S., Europe and even Australia where I’ve been to some of the great gardens, parks, streetscapes and estates this world has to offer.  One of our next landscape projects is for an existing client who happens to be an interior designer.  She recently bought a new home in Middlebury, CT.   The new interior is designed in a Rocky Mountain motif.  It is her vision to carry that same theme right out into the landscape.  Well, it just happens that a trip was scheduled to Colorado and Wyoming to celebrate my mothers upcoming 80th birthday.  So here goes my online documentation of the Rocky Mountain landscapes. Entering Estes Park Colorado, the gateway into Rocky Mountain National Park.

streetscapeStreetscape in Estes Park.

The commercial district in Estes Park backs up to a great river that the town has developed into a river walk.  Access to the river is encouraged with patios designed right into the rivers edge.  In Estes, it’s possible to sit at a restaurant, bar or coffee house for a relaxing night out with your friends or spouse while your children entertain themselves in the crystal clear water 20′ away.  It might not be responsible parenting but I’m liking Estes.Tomorrow the natural landscape of Rocky Mountain National Park.

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