Gratitude: An attitude of appreciation and reverence for all things past — the munificence of downhill glides as well as the lessons of uphill ascents.
Anticipation: Looking forward to Gratitude.
Anticipation overtakes Gratitude this time of year. Days fall from the calendar in swirls, like spent autumn leaves. We are readying the welcome mat for both a change of scene and routine. Just like a proper photograph needs contrast, so does life in Lovely Ouray.
AnticipationWe will begin by extending fall in Utah's red-rocked canyons, where Ms Autumn will soon set fire to maples and oak-brush. Then back to Ouray December, to play in the snow and prep for Christmas. I've got a brand new plow so let it snow!
Then we'll head to southern Arizona's Sonoran Desert, where I'm told saguaros are plumping out from recent rains. It takes plentiful fall moisture to hatch spring super-blooms. Finger's crossed.
GratitudeFirst, a photo review of what we have to be thankful for...in addition to a beating heart...
Lots of gratitude going on there:) I thought we were going to get to Ouray next week, but we changed our plans since we didn't want to wait out the ten days of wet weather. We'll try again another fall getting to the area in September. Enjoy Utah!ReplyDelete
I can't say that I blame you. Pretty windy right now, but beautiful and warm yesterday. Forecasts...you can't trust then around here :((Delete
Nice walk down memory lane. Hope to see you soon!ReplyDelete
At least I still have a "Memory Lane" to walk down :)Delete
OMG wonderful pictures. Thanks for the tour of Ouray and area.ReplyDelete
Only a couple more posts from Lovely Ouray...
Wow, what trail are you guys on in the picture looking down at Bobbie coming up the trail with Ouray way, way, way down below? Takes my breath away!ReplyDelete
Twin Peaks Trail...Get Chris well and ready :)Delete
We loved the walk down memory too Mark & Bobbie....so many fine memories thanks to Nature and the bodies you have been blessed with.ReplyDelete
2nd day in Ouray and despite the weather it's been glorious, if fact the weather has made it even more exciting!
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Good deal, you don't let the weather get you down! We picked up Goldie this morning...gonna start loading her up. Let's get together !!!!Delete
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Well said Mark, and a great photo review. We have much to be grateful for! Looking forward to seeing you at some point on your annual tour.ReplyDelete
Won't be long now, Chris!!!Delete
It's been awhile. We just finished our 4 month summer gig up near Yellowstone. Liked it so much, we hired on again for next summer. Now we're already back in the Sonoran Desert, where it's a balmy 85 degrees. When we were in Ridgeway last spring, we saw Goldie. She looked lonely. :)ReplyDelete
Goldie is no longer lonely! She's parked in our driveway and raring to go somewhere...like southwest Utah, via Moab's Klondike Hills, Capitol Reef, Paria area, Virgin, Zion, and so on and so on :)Delete
Stoked to be amongst the gratitudeReplyDelete
We are grateful to have made your acquaintance :)Delete
See you soon, I hope.