Friday, October 8, 2021

Should I Have?

 When I think back on the many summers we spent in Colorado I think of a verse from the song  My Way  by Frank Sinatra. The one that goes “regrets, I’ve had a few” One of those regrets was not going here:

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The Crystal Mill perched on the rocky banks the Crystal River since 1892
is undoubtedly the most coveted photograph in all of Colorado.

 This  fabulous picture was taken (recently) by the very the talented photographer Michael Underwood. Michael has a gallery in Lake City, CO a place not to be missed if you are ever there.

So why on our many outings did I not go there? Well with all of it’s incredible beauty it is also incredibly difficult to get to. Hidden away just fives miles east of the small town of Marble,CO  it’s only reached by a treacherous, rough, narrow one lane road where even with a 4x4 vehicle you are advised to also have high clearance. If you know me at all you know that I shy away from such roads….
So here I am also reminded of another song this one written Beverly Knight .

“Woulda Shoulda Coulda”
but  didn’t…and wish I had.

*You can follow Michael on his FaceBook Page
Michael Underwood Photography


  1. Woulda shoulda coulda is the story of my life Janey! Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. There are so many places around here I would like to go to but then it's easier to go to the familiar places. I don't like to feel like I've missed something. But you can't do everything and go everywhere! lol Hugs!

  3. Dearest Janey,
    Still you opted for a wise decision as for why not to go there!
    We can't see all our surroundings, wherever we live!
    That is perfectly fine and you used a solid reason for not going there.

  4. Wow, what a beautiful scene. But I'm with you. I'd need to make sure the car I was in would get me there and back.

  5. It does look like a special little corner of the world to visit, but like you, I too would shy away fron travelling over such difficult terrain.

  6. Better to have dreams than no brains anymore :)