Celebrating the Winter Solace

Celebrating Life in Ireland

Newgrange

In 2009 our 27-year-old son was a visiting scholar at Trinity University in Dublin Ireland.

On the fabulous trip to see him we got to experience Newgrange…

Newgrange World Heritage site

Newgrange, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a prehistoric monument dating back over 5,000 years, The passage tomb features a 19m (62ft) long passage leading to a central chamber which is adorned with megalithic art.

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What’s the Secret

My husband and I married on August 20, 1977.

Over the decades people have asked us what’s the secret…

 

                                                                                                 

  

This poster was in the airport when we arrived in Venice, Italy.

It was October 2019. We had no idea of what was around the corner…             

 The pandemic – Covid has been life changing worldwide

Yet we were getting correct, scientific information

from the World Health Organization and Dr.

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Our Grandchildren Visit

I want my children and my grandchildren to live in a world with clean air, pure drinking water, and an abundance of wildlife, so I’ve chosen to dedicate my life to wildlife conservation so I can make the world just a little bit better.

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Simple Joys So Abundant I Can Scoop Them Up

 

 

Sharing a simple summer lunch on our back deck together 

 

  

Giving a reading of my award-winning picture book

 

 

 

A summer walk in Crested Butte, Colorado

 

                                                           

Our front deck on a Colorado cool summer morning

 

 

Walking our nature trail

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

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Life’s Adventures – Hiking & MORE

There are so many beautiful nearby hikes.

I appreciate that we can easily make a change to our daily

and weekly routine with an early morning hike and sometimes

a picnic as well.

We enjoy living in the mountains!

Hiking makes me feel so alive!

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What’s Going on with Me…

Our school…current inspirational message…

One of the many things I enjoy about where we live are the easy access

to different places to walk, picnic, have a spur of the moment adventure!

 

 

 

At every turn is a postcard pretty view…

 

 

                                                                                         

 

 

VERY unusual – a fire in the fireplace June 13.

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Living in the Mountains is Different

Two loads of firewood like this delivered in the spring

 

 

 I don’t know what this is –

came across it on a hike and I thought it was picture worthy

 

 

The sky was interesting, as the weather was changing before our eyes

  

 

Our beautiful nature trail is right out our garden gate

 

 

 

Our routine is to sit by the river each evening

This a lovely way to unwind from the day

 The river is on our nature trail – below our home

 We have seen moose and deer here

 

 

 

Husband’s tasty salmon and vegetables

The fish has a crispy cheese covering

 

 

We are always delighted with Crystal Peak’s colorful sunsets

 

 

 My husband makes us fresh bread regularly

I hadn’t had French toast in a long time

 My favorite way to enjoy French toast is with powder sugar

and fresh blueberries and strawberries

 

 

Delicious salad and bread stuffed with spinach, cheese and peppers for dinner

 

 Wii bowling is most satisfying when we both play well

 

 

 

 A tie!

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Earth Day

 

 

Living in the mountains, it seems that every day is Earth Day. We like the scent of fresh air on our dried clothes.                                                                                                                                             

 

 

Daily walks on our nature trail beats driving to the gym for a workout or driving to a park to walk.

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Springtime in the Rockies is a Metaphor for Life:

Toasty Warm Sapphire Sky Days Mixed with Single Digit Biting Winds

 Cobalt sky and 8 this calm morning. We crunch frozen snow on our mountain nature trail before the sunshine bathes our valley. The serenity covers me like a cozy quilt.

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