Happiness Is A Choice

What Good Going On With You?

 

Little things delight me: a walk in nature,  an unexpected snowfall, a good book, fresh flowers, a tasty meal, happiness is a choice…

 

We live here! This still amazes and delights me! My husband and I took our border collie Hope on this stunning, Saturday morning,  walk in the mountains.

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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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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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Springtime in the Rockies

Blue sky in one direction

A snowstorm in the opposite direction

The perennials should be very happy!

Our border collie is so proud to lunge for the geese and make them fly. Soon though, they learn that she’s not getting in the water and much to Hope’s chagrin, they ignore her.

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Soothing Nature

Often in these days of the pandemic thoughts can weigh heavily

While being ‘one with nature’ I don’t think about anything else

These nesting osprey were a gift of being in the right

place at the right time…

Watching both parents feed the screaming chick was

an incredible experience

I am both writer and photographer – sometimes in nature

there’s just not the words…

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Steep hike up to this ‘hidden’ waterfall

It feels so good being able to climb like this – so alive, being

connected to nature…living in the mountains, writing,

photographing and walking…in nature…

Little flying jewels

Since I’m still very much getting use to our new very heavy camera I’m particularly proud of this ‘in flight’ photograph

It’s been scientifically proved that being close to nature reduces stress and tension          

What is your connection to nature?

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Nature

Another beyond beautiful, blue sky day in the mountains!!! With our new camera, I was on my way to the lake this morning by 6:30, without the dogs who wondered why they weren’t going – it was so cold – my fingers didn’t want to cooperate with the camera  – the sun never came over the mountain while I was there this morning – still – what a J-O-Y~!!

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Coping With the Coronavirus

 

Last year our town rooster was wearing a life jacket as we prepared for flooding, having endured a winter with  unprecedented snowfall – this year the rooster is prepared for keeping the Coronavirus AWAY!!!

 

Who knew this March 8th ritual would be our last social gathering for…indefinitely.

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