Monday, June 28, 2010
Scenes from Telluride
The backdrop for main street is the stunning Bridal Veil Falls, visible in the photo above and in a closer view, here:
I enjoyed strolling down the streets and alleys, looking at the small pocket gardens and the architecture of this active mountain community.
I loved this color scheme of palest lilac, periwinkle blue and soft, acid green. Which came first, the paint or the plant ?:
This tiny back yard is well designed to use every bit of available space for both function (parking) and relaxation. Check out that ski lift swing!
Metal has become the building material of choice in Telluride. I think it speaks well to the town's mining past. It's usually left to rust, and integrated with wood, stone, or brick. Here, corrugated metal and "hog wire":
Flat metal "shingles" for a less rustic look:
Corrugated metal integrates with brick for a durable fencing option:
Sometimes it's a good exercise for the eye to focus on the non-plant materials that build our outdoor spaces and let the plants take a backseat. Hope you enjoyed the tour!