Friday, November 27, 2009

FUN DAY on the Mountain!

Mt. Evans on Thanksgiving Day

Yesterday was a Thanksgiving I will remember with a smile! We went out to eat and then came home for a hike. It is rare to have such a beautiful day on the mountain this time of year, so my hubby and I took advantage!

We decided to have a tree for Christmas this year from "our" mountain. We live on 5 acre sections in this neighborhood and we are lucky enough to have an unnamed forest behind us so we can go pretty far up. There was a little snow left, but it was warm and so up we went. We spotted several trees we will choose from. This is a special year as we plan to move off the mountain this summer, or at least to a different spot. For those of you who have followed this blog you will understand why. It will be hard to leave this beauty, but the mountain lions, isolation, bears and SNOW depth make it a difficult existence...Mrs. Grizzly Adams I am NOT...:)
On the top of the mountain we had a glorious view of Mt. Evans...from the other side we have an equally wonderful view of Downtown Denver! Awesome!!

We weren't alone up there as you can see our buddy that was not too far away...and also the little bear tracks we saw in the snow...I think it is bear...and, baby or gotta know mama was not far away! OOOOOHHHHH scary, but also a little thrilling. I may be talking differently had we actually seen our little/big? footprint friends!

Coming down I am always happy to see our mountain cabin come into can see how we are nestled in those trees...some of them have been painted from my studio window.

And, yes, we found the tree we plan to share with my daughter and her husband when they are here for Christmas!...FUN TIMES!


AutumnLeaves said...

Oh my goodness! I don't think I could ever leave this beautiful home! Heartbreaking to think on! Anyway, what a glorious Thanksgiving!! You truly do have inspiration all around you.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

I KNOW, I KNOW...It is SOOOOO beautiful up here...Believe me I second guess myself every time I see something this gorgeous! I'm just going to have to trust that we can pick another place that tickles my senses as much...or at least have access to it!

Art with Liz said...

Oh Saundra, I so agree with Autumn Leaves - to leave a place so beautiful is going to be gut wrenching!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

I hear you Liz...quite a dilemma! I'm sure it will work out!

Anonymous said...

Your house is in such a beautiful setting. I think you will miss it very much.

Jane Hunt said...

It is so picturesque up there - It will be hard to leave it! But hey, maybe we'll see each other more if you move down!:)
Loved your last post too - inspiring and touching!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Jean, It is a pretty place I know! I think I will miss a lot about it...but, I won't miss the dangerous parts! HA

Jane, I think making it easier to be with a friend makes it easier to leave! :)

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