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Saturday:) Sitting Still In Stillwater, a Sunset, and Something Yummy to Drink

28 May

“In an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent as sitting still.”

~Pick Iyer

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The final leg of the journey, with about twelve hours of driving from Alamosa, Colorado to Stillwater, Oklahoma. A few stops along the way to take more pictures.

Capulin Volcano National Monument.


A view from the top. 


A quick stop in Trinidad…because, well, because that’s Mom’s name. Had to get a picture or two.



Views and vistas.


A gorgeous sunset.

Now, a couple of days in Stillwater to unwind, put my feet up, and look at my hundreds of wonderful photos before heading home.


CHEERS!!!! A long awaited Black Russian with a twist…Dulce de Leche ice cream instead of chocolate. Yum!


Saturday:) Sunrise to Sunset

23 Jul

“So dawn goes down today. Nothing gold can stay.”

~Robert Frost

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Today is a good day to merely share some gorgeous sunsets and sunrises. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.


Friday:) From the Front Porch to the Front Door

22 Jul

The people in your life are like the pillars on your porch.Sometimes they hold you up, and sometimes they lean on you.

Sometimes it’s enough to know they are standing by.

Merle Shain

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Last night, I was sitting on the front porch in the cool Colarado night. Now, back to the blistering reality of the Texas summer heat. It was beautiful and scenic, hard to leave, but it’s also good to be home.
A view from the front porch in Estes Park at the YMCA Camp.


There were deer wandering around the cabins.


On the way to the Denver airport at sunrise, around 5:30, the sky was on fire.  The shuttle picked me up at 4:30 am.


The flight was on time. I even got an aisle seat, and everything went smoothly. Karen was there to pick me up from DFW. Friends…airports…say no more! 


It’s good to be home. It’s sad to leave.

From the front porch to the front door. The best of both worlds.

Theme Song Thursday:) Colorado Rocky Mountain High

21 Jul

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” ― John Muir

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My last day in Colorado. Today, hiking by the Colorado River Trail, and through the lush green woods, just another reminder of the beauty that nature provides.