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A Moment Otherwise Gone
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A Moment Otherwise Gone

I believe this quote is so true.  Photos help us remember our lives. Rainy Day I just had to grab my camera to get a photo of this little Cardinal as she used the squirrel deflector as her umbrella during a rain shower.  She didn’t eat; but just sat there like she was waiting for the … Continue reading

Hornbek Homestead (MM)
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Hornbek Homestead (MM)

In the center of Florissant Valley, Colorado stands the Hornbek homestead complex.  Adeline Hornbek came to the area with her four children in the 1870s. Claiming land under the Homestead Act, she defied traditional gender roles to become the owner of a prosperous ranch. (NPS.gov) The Hornbek Homestead is not the one room log cabin … Continue reading

Hummingbird Visit (MM)
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Hummingbird Visit (MM)

I love that magical moment when the hummingbirds first show up in the springtime.  Truthfully, I feel that watching hummingbirds is magical anytime.  Their wings flap so fast as the zip quickly from flower to feeder. Monochrome Madness Challenge “Hummingbird Visit  (MM)” is my entry for his week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge.     This week’s … Continue reading

Cripple Creek, Colorado (MM)
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Cripple Creek, Colorado (MM)

Cripple Creek can be found in a high valley of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 9494 feet.   I always like looking out over Cripple Creek before making the descent into the valley. We first visited Cripple Creek in the late 1990s after gambling had been approved by the state.  The casinos were in … Continue reading

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Looking Over The Top (MM)

 During a recent trip to Colorado, we spent an afternoon driving through the mountains.  We headed north on State Highway 67 from Woodland Park.  Our elevation at the beginning of our drive was 8500 feet and we continued upward as our drive continued. It wasn’t long before the air became thinner and we felt as if … Continue reading

If Ever There’s A Tomorrow… Thoughtful Thursdays
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If Ever There’s A Tomorrow… Thoughtful Thursdays

This quote makes me sad-happy because it says what needs to be said so beautifully.  This is what I tell my grandsons every chance I get.  I think it makes them feel better as it breaks my heart.  Life is not always easy and I so wish I could be there to shelter them through … Continue reading

Lake George, Colorado (MM)
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Lake George, Colorado (MM)

Lake George, Colorado is a small manmade lake set in the Rocky Mountains.  We came across the gorgeous lake on a recent trip to take our grandson to Camp Alexander for Boy Scout Camp.  The town sits on Highway 24 at an elevation of 7992 feet. According to Uncover Colorado, the town of Lake George was established … Continue reading

Rest Is Not Idleness … Thoughtful Thursdays
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Rest Is Not Idleness … Thoughtful Thursdays

I thought this was the perfect quote for the first week of June.  Sometimes, it seems that we get so busy with work and life that we forget to relax. I’ve learned that the dishes, the laundry, the cluttered family room aren’t where you need to spend your time.  I’ve learned that it’s important to … Continue reading