It’s already been a long winter here in Colorado. More cloudy days than we’re used to, not to mention more snow and cold. And winter isn’t even technically here yet! But it’s not all bad. We’ve had some of the most breathtaking scenery I’ve ever seen during a Colorado winter. And winter is the season of cinnamon, nutmeg, conversations in front of the fireplace, warm blankets, and candlelight. Grab a cup of hot cocoa or hot cider and enjoy.
It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.
I have out-of-state family visiting so family has been my priority this week. So this Wednesday’s post is short and sweet. Next week I’ll be back with some good information on making the best of NaNoWriMo.
At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, a parent.
Wild animals are less wild and more human than many humans of this world
― Munia Khan
See you next week for some talk about NaNoWriMo!
I absolutely love fall! The only thing is that winter seems to come too quickly, chasing fall away before its time. And it looks like winter is going to hit early this year in Colorado. Eighty degrees Wednesday, and a high of 28 on Thursday with measurable snowfall. But until then, here’s a little bit of Colorado Rocky Mountain autumn beauty.
“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
― Humbert Wolfe
“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” – Stanley Horowitz
Some more of nature’s beauty. As you’ve probably been able to tell by now, I absolutely love sunrises and sunsets. God’s love language to His children.
There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them. ― Jo Walton
And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.
― William Cullen Bryant
Every sunset is an opportunity to reset.
― Richie Norton
It’s been said that even too much of a good thing isn’t good. I disagree. I believe there’s no such thing as too much of summer’s beauty. Of drinking it in fully, with deep appreciation. Here is evidence of some of what I’ve been drinking in.
Incredible live entertainment along the river as we sat on a patio eating dinner for our wedding anniversary.
It’s the simple things that are often the most beautiful.
A gorgeous Colorado sunrise. God’s Artwork.
With that, go forth and enjoy some summer beauty, drinking in the sights, the soft breezes, and the sounds that only summer can bring.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most of these photos were taken at a campground in Rocky Mountain National Park with the aroma of campfire smoke wafting through the air. I never tire of that smell. 🙂 Enjoy!
Sunday morning worship service is held here, surrounded by God’s artwork.
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. – Rachel Carson
More nature shots this week. Too many good ones not to share…
Even weeds can be beautiful.
Confluence Park, Denver
My favorite place to bike to in Denver. REI and Starbucks together–so perfect!
This big guy was injured. The State Park rangers came and picked him up and sent him off to rehab.
Watching me closely.
A Denver Broncos sunset.
Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself. -L. Wolfe Gilbert
It’s time for some nature shots this week. I’ve been graced with so much beauty from nature the past couple of weeks, and I wanted to share. Sit back and enjoy… 🙂
Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. -John Muir
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. -Alice Walker