My husband and I were in Venice, Italy this October, just 24 days before the worst flooding in 50 years. I really connect with Venice. Venice is a delicate island ecosystem and it reminds me of home. My husband and I live at almost 9,000 feet above sea level, in the tiny mountain village ecosystem of Lake City, CO.
Celebrating Thanksgiving and Being Grateful
My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving! I love that there’s a holiday centered on being grateful; with no pressure to send cards, buy presents or even decorate. Yesterday was Thanksgiving. It’s interesting to me to think about people all over our country doing the same thing – sitting down to a feast of turkey, cranberries, potatoes and pies – with friends and family and being grateful.
MOST EXCELLENT NEWS!!!
Now I Don’t!!!
I am not telling anyone what to do. This is simply information I have gathered, made as straightforward as I could make it,
along with my experience:
I am (my birthday was days ago) 63-year-old, Caucasian, female, who has always been physically active.… Read the rest
In October 2019 Bruce and I went on a Rick Steves Tour Group to Venice, Florence, and Rome
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” -St. Augustine
Venice was founded over 1,500 years ago on 117 different islands that are linked by 150 canals and 400 bridges.… Read the rest
What a great day – My son and his wife were on a conference trip with their engineering NASA jobs. I was helping with my grandchildren. My son surprised me with an outing to the Japanese gardens and feeding the koi fish like we did when he was little – so thoughtful!… Read the rest
As I write, a few days ago was the annual celebration of volunteers in our community! There are volunteer positions available to coincide with every gift & talent given human beings: from working with children, to working in gardens, to working to promote the arts, to the always traditional baking cookies & more – much, much more.… Read the rest
We just walked our first Gold Hill (a ‘low’ mountain called a hill by locals) walk of 2019!!!
This is a favorite walk of ours, especially on the shoulders of the seasons when the visitors haven’t yet arrived; as we have it all to ourselves!!… Read the rest
The term “Baby Boom” is used to identify the huge increase in births following World War II. Baby boomers are those people born between 1946 and 1964. I am a baby boomer. I am 62 years old. I find this time of life reminiscent of adolescence.… Read the rest
When I wake up every morning, I smile and say,
‘Thank you.’ Because out of my window I can see the mountains, then go hiking
with my dog and share her bounding joy in the world. – Carole King
Exactly – getting to live in the mountains is somewhat like being on vacation all the time & getting to live with our dogs up here is joyful & spontaneous.… Read the rest
Since my husband & I live in such an extraordinary beautiful area, it is not unusual for me to have my camera with me. I took this photograph 4 years ago while hiking near our home in rural Colorado. It reminds me of a page that could have come from my Catholic religion book in the early 1970’s.… Read the rest