Gorgeous day in the City of Gold Mines

Victor, Colorado – the City of Gold Mines – is located at nearly 10,000 feet on the southwest side of Pikes Peak, in the Cripple Creek Victor Mining District. This well-preserved mining town sits on the side of Battle Mtn., a unique setting of 1890’s structures and turn-of-the-century architecture, with clean, cool mountain air and plenty of year-round sunshine.  http://www.victorcolorado.com/

Today was the perfect day for a visit.

One Lovely Blog Award

I would like to thank Amy Uthus Ceramics for nominating my blog for the One Lovely Blog Award!  Amy is an artist and works with ceramics.  I recommend you check out her post Images from my project in Denmark.  

The rules of accepting this award are pretty simple to follow.  First, you must thank the person who nominated you; secondly, tell seven random things about yourself; then nominate up to fifteen other bloggers for this award, and let them know you’ve nominated them.  Ok, so here goes…

7 random things about me:

    1. I can’t carry a tune.
    2. Stories about people achieving their dreams make me all teary.
    3. Watching youtube videos about fluffy kittens and/or cute little kids is fun.
    4. I love finding images in pouffy clouds.
    5. Coloring inside the lines was always important to me.
    6. Green used to be my favorite color, but now I think I like blue better.
    7. I believe in angels.

The blogs I would like to nominate for this award are…

Meanwhile, back at the ranch.  http://veederranch.com/

Michigan in pictures.  http://michpics.wordpress.com/

This, that and whatever else I can think of.  http://thisthatandwhateverelseicanthinkof.wordpress.com/

Bill Chance.  http://billchance.org/

Sanctuary Home.  http://sanctuaryhome.wordpress.com/

rona black photography.  http://ronablackphotography.wordpress.com/

Mattie Bryant Photograpy.  http://mattiebryant.wordpress.com/

caleephtography.  http://caleephotography.wordpress.com/

Photobypawelp.  http://photobypawelp.wordpress.com/

I’m sure there are many more amazing and lovely blogs that I’ve left off my list.

Is it autumn yet?

I can’t wait!

But it’s coming, I’m sure.

Autumn is my absolute favorite time of year.  Three amazing holidays fall in autumn (oh, that was a good one!)…Halloween, Thanksgiving and My Birthday.  I’m so excited!

There are so many other reasons I love fall.

The aroma of evening fireplaces burning in the neighborhood.  Wearing sweatshirts and jeans. Shuffling through crisp, crunchy leaves on the ground.  Shopping for new school supplies (even though I don’t really need any more pens).  Saying the words ‘burnt umber’.  Wearing fluffy socks. Baking punkin’ pies.  Sipping apple cider.  Putting more blankets on the bed.

Here in Colorado, it’s a little early for most of that…today’s temp finally dipped below 95 degrees, the Front Range is still pretty green, and putting more blankets on the bed would be ridiculous.  But I know it’s coming.  I saw it in the leaves…

A funny thing about trees

Q: What is a tree’s least favorite month?

A: Sep-timber

Q: What tree can fit into your hand?

A: A palm tree

Q: How do trees get on the internet?

A: They log in

Q: Why did the sheriff arrest the tree?

A: Because its leaves rustled.

Q: What did the tree wear to the pool party?

A: Swimming trunks

Q: How can you tell if a tree is a dogwood?

A: By its bark

You never really leave home

I left Wisconsin for Colorado 32 years ago.  I’m living a wonderful life in Colorado with an amazing family and dear friends.  But every once in awhile, I get a little homesick.  My trip back to visit family and old friends a couple weeks ago was a lot of things…joyful, tearful, delightful, and even frightful once around the campfire.  We shared wonderful meals, laughter, old stories, and memories.  The people you come from shape who you are.  But the place you come from is the backdrop for all the memories.  The places even become memories themselves…the Queen’s Chair, the Fort, the Res, and the Woods.  On Wisconsin.