Celebrating the Winter Solace

Celebrating Life in Ireland


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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