It is with deep sadness that I share the news of the passing of Tasha Tudor. I have admired her since childhood, and am proud to have a vast collection of her books. She will be missed by all.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Last year the robins nested in the front oak tree. This year they chose what they must have considered a better location.........the rafter under the back deck!! They have worked for weeks making the home "just right".......and now we have the sound of the hungry hatchlings!!! I haven't been able to snatch a picture of the new life just yet, but maybe soon!! Enjoy!! Happy Father's Day to all the dads, too!!
Monday, June 9, 2008
Colorado changed in June 2002. What is known as the Hayman Fire raged through an area to the south and west of where we live, taking more than 100 homes, and many more out-buildings, burning 138,000 acres in four counties. The person charged with starting this horrific fire has recently been released from prison, and must now return to the area to perform community service. Emotions run high. I talked with a firefighter recently, who said that parts of the burn area reached such high temperatures, that nothing will ever live there again. The earth is hardened and destroyed. The photos I have shared are from just one area of the region taken by the fire. These shots are from late in January of this year, and show the minimal amounts of vegetation that have begun to regrow.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Wild, wild weather these days....with some beautiful skies, too!! Today, yes today....it is snowing up above us....with several inches apparently falling in the Estes Park area and other parts of the mountains. Tornado warnings to the East, with some flooding from yesterday's rain. Here at our castle......mid 40's this morning, and wet and soggy....but I see the sun trying to peak out now!! YEA!! I have shared a couple of shots of some beautiful skies that are just one of the many pleasures of living here at 6,000 feet in the Front Range of the Great Colorado Rocky Mountains!! Enjoy!!