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...