We live up in the mountains

LIVING in a little mountain village

 Susie, “It sounds very romantic writing up in the mountains.”

Me smiling, “It is. Especially in the cold months with all the noisy visitors gone and a warm fire softly crackling as I drink hot coffee and write for long stretches uninterrupted.

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Play Day

We took a much needed play day yesterday

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We live in an extraordinary beautiful party of the world and too often we stay at home to work at the endless chores and responsibilities

About a 40 minute drive from home we had a picnic lunch

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Stunning blue-sky day

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No crowds!!!                     

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It’s The Little Things

It’s The Little Things Mean The Most

             In No Particular Order – JOY

                          

                                                                 our son’s thoughtfulness      

my husband made us fresh bread         

our son’s dragon drawing from kindergarten hangs on the wall

  walking our nature trail with my family                                                                        

                              critter prints         

                                                        

                so fun to laugh last night – we hadn’t watched in years

I’ve learned the frozen branches have a specific name:  hoar frost

enjoying watching Hope enjoying watching the critters                               

                             

                                      view from our living room       

        winter pleasure

              

               morning pleasures: colors, aromas, tastes

My Gratitude Jar:

if we don’t recognize & appreciate our blessings then we might as well not have them – what do you think about appreciating the little joy’s in life?

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December

                       Nature is art

“Art should be like a holiday: something to give man the opportunity to see things differently and to change his point of view.” – Paul Klee

     

The outside pictures are a few steps from our garden gate

        My Christmas Cactus

             a gift years ago from our creative friend Amy                      

                     A wonderful thrift store find years ago

     

Hope our Border Collie in our living area – I like our little cozy cabin  – I’m not a fan of big houses  –

Joy our Sheltie comfy in her doggie bed

Living in the mountains is so peaceful – our needs are simple – breathing clean air – walking in & photographing & writing about nature makes me feel so alive! 

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