March 14, 2005

Colorado's quarter

Colorado Luis points us to this page showcasing all the candidates for the new Colorado state commemorative quarter, scheduled to be released in 2006. My favorite esthetic design is the maroon bells with the big "C" below it:

However, since I grew up in Colorado Springs, looking at Pikes Peak every day, I'd love it if the view I'm so familiar with winds up on our quarter:

The feeling would be comparable to discovering that New Line Cinemas was spending $300 million to make a film version of The Lord of the Rings.

Posted by Carey at March 14, 2005 07:23 PM

Wow, what a spectacular photo of Pikes Peak! It almost makes me want to move back. But, this past winter (and the snow in that photograph) has also reminded me of why I moved to Florida in the first place!

Posted by: Denise at March 14, 2005 08:51 PM

I like the maroon bells as well. The Pikes Peak quarter doesn't really do the mountain justice. Guess I'd better get to Alaska as, one day, we're going to wake up and discover there is no place left to "get away" and folks will wonder where all the natural beauty is!

Posted by: Nancy at March 17, 2005 09:41 AM