Mountain Magic

 

Rainbow Clouds

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 Nature almost always plays a part in a really good day for me. This morning’s walk on our nature trail included a rainbow cloud. It is a fairly rare phenomenon. It’s a little miracle to me that I was in the right place at the right time to get to see this.

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Munich, Salzburg & Vienna

Rick Steves Tour

October 2022

“It is the personal experiences on our travel adventures that transcend just visiting somewhere new” – Julie A R Stephens

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Rome, Italy – I put euros in her cup and remember her

  “The most precious gift we can give one another is letting them know they matter.”

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New Year’s Day 2022

WORKING AT LIFE

 

 

New Year’s Day 2022 this is my view in our tiny mountain village at 9,000 feet. Most people just want to visit in the summer. So this peacefulness is blessed.

 

 

What’s MOST IMPORTANT to me:

 

Continually:

 

Connecting with my husband

 

Staying healthy – physically, mentally, spiritually

 

Publishing my work & connecting with my readers

 

 

 

I don’t know if I can keep up this pace but my goal is to keep at it:

 

 

Christmas Eve service with husband

                                                                                                                 

 

 

New Year’s Eve dinner with husband – shared my gratitude jar entries for 2021 and we laughed, remembered and were thankful

 

 

 

We shared dessert – I took 1 bite of each

 

 

 

Husband & I are continually working at us.

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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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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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