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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Looking Back With Gratitude; Looking Forward With Anticipation —


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. 

Anticipation
We 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. 

Gratitude 
First, a photo review of what we have to be thankful for...in addition to a beating heart...












































16 comments:

  1. 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!

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    1. 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 :((

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  2. Nice walk down memory lane. Hope to see you soon!

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    1. At least I still have a "Memory Lane" to walk down :)

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  3. OMG wonderful pictures. Thanks for the tour of Ouray and area.

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    1. Thanks Ava,
      Only a couple more posts from Lovely Ouray...

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  4. 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!

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    1. Twin Peaks Trail...Get Chris well and ready :)

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  5. We loved the walk down memory too Mark & Bobbie....so many fine memories thanks to Nature and the bodies you have been blessed with.
    2nd day in Ouray and despite the weather it's been glorious, if fact the weather has made it even more exciting!
    Emailing you next

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    1. 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 !!!!
      mark and bj

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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. :)

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    1. 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 :)

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  8. Stoked to be amongst the gratitude

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    1. We are grateful to have made your acquaintance :)
      See you soon, I hope.

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