Sunday, April 24, 2016

The blue, blue sky.

The winds were a little hellacious last night and today, finally subsiding a few hours ago. Here in the mountains the sky always seems to look amazing and sometimes I forget how blessed we are to have a place here that we absolutely love to call home.
I often wonder if people that live here take the view and beauty for granted. When you see something everyday its easy to never really see it after a while. We do our best to remind each other to look at it as if it's the first time, new.
The drive in was amazing as usual.

Getting closer, even more amazing.

When you visit the hardware store, this is the view from the parking lot

We had some light hail last night and a good soaking rain. I was pleased, all the seed I spread around will get a fighting chance, especially considering the winds that were raging today. As usual I managed to get just a little too much sun but I don't like wearing shirts anymore when I'm running, especially when they feel like parachutes in the 30 mph gusts. It was a shorter run than normal but I made myself get out there and do it and since I didn't die I'll consider it a success. The usual headwind both directions at those gust speeds was awful.

Rock had a great time hiking around and swimming in his favorite holes. The creeks have a few deep spots, this one being the deepest and there are brookies for him to paw at and get excited about.

Splash-Splash, taking a pittie bath!

Bobcats, coyotes, deer, elk, turkeys and a whole lot of birds. We saw one of the cats (typhoid) but haven't seen rabies in a few weeks. With any luck she moved on to a better woodshed, but it's not the first time she has vanished for a while.
Birds abound and everything is green and amazing.

The laundry is almost finished and all of the other chores are done. I just got back in from hiking a few miles with my backpack, only a little breeze out in the plains. The Amish neighbors down the road a bit have a new baby horse but it didn't want to visit me. Further down the road there is fresh construction, there are about 4 new places within 5 miles and there is a big field for sale with water rights 1 mile down. I haven't priced it out but I'm sure it will sell no matter the price, it's buying and moving season.

I spied down the road further and a fellow bloggers property and we might be just a little jealous of the view they will have from any window.

9 comments:

  1. it's 6 yrs here for us and we never get tired of looking at the beauty...neither will you. and Rock will always enjoy his baths and dips. just keep on keepin on - you are truly on the right road buddy!

    sending love. your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Rock loves to swim but hates getting a shower. After a shower he sheds all over but after getting in the creek he just wants to lay around in the sun.
      We always like to think we are on the right road, even when we aren't and it requires a u-turn!

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  2. I love the view too and I doubt I will take it for granted. We will probably be moving in at the end of the year but my stuff will be there in another week. Had to pay permit fees for the shipping container that's being placed on the property because the county charges for anything that's over 100 sq. feet even if it's only temporary.

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    1. I didn't know about needing a permit for a temporary building. I can't find language anywhere that talks about temporary buildings. The closest I can find is "Any structure built for the support, shelter, or enclosure of persons, animals, or property."
      That's a far stretch for requiring a permit.
      But of course, if we expand the deck not only will we need a permit but we have to submit plans, setback measurements, etc. Same for expanding the woodshed. I'm pretty sure we will be performing civil disobedience but it's easier for us since we are already occupied.

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  3. Living way out in the countryside changes a person. Gives you a different perspective on life.

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    1. It certainly makes it hard to stomach having to be in the city much of the week but it also is nice to know we can get away when needed. Sometimes I enjoy driving down after work and the gym, arriving just in time to go to bed.

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  5. The views are amazing, no matter how long you're in Colorado, and so is the wildlife.

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    1. I couldn't agree more. I just have to remind myself to look sometimes. Thanks for popping in.

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