Monday, January 5, 2009


Back in Colorado, winter had arrived, 100+ inches during the time I had been gone, plus many wonderful Christmas cards from friends. One of the most memorable was this photo of Chuck's boat, decorated by his "crew". Though the tuna weren't plentiful last summer, the fun and comradeship remained high for my husband.

The winter cold made our Colorado cats, Misty and Smokey seek the warmth of the blankets on the sofa.

Snowy, our "almost resident" fox curled up in the snow on our deck.

Our grandsons, Chris and Michael from California have become very good skiers during their post Christmas visits, as here they work their way down the Horseshoe run.

My photo of the run was taken later, but not from the mid point.

Our son Keith and the boys encountered a surprise intruder at the bottom of a ski run, who probably felt the samae way about them.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Having been away from my blog since Thanksgiving, and it is now the beginning of January, I decided it was time to catch up. We started our yearly drive back to our Western home with Charcoal unhappily in her cat cage.

The number of Wind Mills in Kansas had increased since our trip East in the spring.

The first view of the foothills of the Rockies in Colorado rose above the valley fog,

And it was obvious we were back in cattle country.

The mountains show the first signs of winter, and the more than 100 inches of snow that was about to fall on Crested Butte in the next few weeks.

The sunset from our home was a welcome end to our long drive.