Friday, November 27, 2009
FUN DAY on the Mountain!
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 not...you 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 view...you 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!
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