Sunrise at my Cabin. Elk are bugling, aspens are turning golden, hummingbirds have already gone south. Fall is here. Winter will soon be on her heels.

Sun peeking over the hill at 7a.m,
Looking out to the east from my deck, with a warm cup of tea

At my lovely Colorado cabin @ 8,500 feet

Springtime in the Rockies

It is now officially spring at 8,500 feet in Colorado.

I saw lots of American Pronghorn antelope and a golden eagle on the drive in to my cabin. Four elk and two antelope met me in the front yard as I arrived. Two geese appear to be nesting at the beaver pond, and I’m hoping for a new crop of “young ‘uns”.

Alpine Forget-Me-Nots, Hedgehog Cactus, Arrow-leaf Balsam Root and Western Pasque Flower are in bloom. Broad Tail Hummingbirds and Mountain Blue Birds have returned – the hills are alive!

Some surprises in the game camera keep things interesting 🦁

Lovely sunsets each evening . Wish you were here !

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Alpine Forget-Me-Not
Western Pasquale Flower
Western Pasque Flower
Neighbor Deb’s Hedghog Cactus
Arrowleaf Balsam root
One of many beautiful sunsets
Mountain Bluebirds on the wind turbine
A cow elk vists in the early morning
January Moose
January coyote
Surprise!  A Mountain Lion visits the game camera on April 1st!

 

Southeast Tour: Christmas in Savannah

Oh what fun it is to ride…🎶

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fullsizeoutput_829dSince our grandson’s family would not be with us during this Christmas holiday, Sally proposed a road trip to celebrate her birthday and Christmas with her twin sister Julie in Savannah, Georgia.  When older sister Jo disclosed her intention to also join us in Savannah, the trip plan was locked in.

Deciding to take our camper to make a grand sight-seeing / camping tour, we determined to stop in St Louis to visit friend Doris, re-explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway and visit cousin Jackie in Tennessee.  On the return from Savannah, we planned to bask in the sunshine throughout the warm sunny south, touring the Natchez Trace, antebellum mansions in Natchez itself and finally do some camping and hiking on the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas.

Most of our plans came to fruition however, due to unseasonable cold weather bringing snow and ice to portions of our intended route, we had to make some changes and regrettably our shorts and sandals never were unpacked.

Driving across Kansas and stopping in Saint louis, we spent a couple of nights with our friend Doris who lived across the hall from us in Shanghai, China.

Continuing on, we arrived in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as the temperatures began to drop and the clouds rolled in.

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Cade’s Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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