Sunday, September 23, 2012

Surrounded By Gold

The Aspen Cove was electric over the weekend! It had been far too long since we were there last, so Friday afternoon we threw some things into backpacks and three hours later, found ourselves grinning at each other across the table inside the Silver Bullet.

Up at dawn with the birds, I begin the coffee ritual along with a few sun salutations. C loves my coffee. He's got his own ritual and that is sipping his cup of joe way up high on top of an enormous rock, with an enormous view. I let him know I'm going for a coffee walk, to look for feathers under the pine trees. I'm gone two minutes and promptly come back wielding a long black feather a raven has left me. I'm beaming, singing, 'looooook whaaaaat iiiiii fouuuunnd'. C smiles, nodding his approval at how good I am at finding animal gifts.

A black bear left me a present too. Just a few yards from the trailer I found a nice pile of berry laden scat. Crazy, I know, but THAT makes me happy too! The more wild animals roam my land the happier I am.

Gifts of nature were abundant this glorious weekend. Aspen trees in Colorado are unique as their leaves shimmer and shake with the glow of neon. I counted at least four shades of yellow dominating the groves with bits of orange and red. Driving home along the Rawah Wilderness was spectacular. This season is pure magic, wouldn't you agree?

 

14 comments:

  1. you are so very lucky! what a beautiful scene with wonderful gifts and magic!!! i love the shot of you all drowned in golden sunlight, and did i mention my envy of your beautiful hair!?!
    happy golden monday to you!
    xo

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    1. Yay! I'm so happy to have you visit. I missed you, little owl. x

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  2. I remember the aspen...the golden golden fiery golden and orange...no way to really capture it...and I too would have thought of the bear scat as a present : )

    Have a great week PrairieGirl!

    xx

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    1. I know how much you admire the Colorado aspen. I almost titled my post, "Mona's Gold". It truly is indescribable, isn't it?

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  3. Oh I so understand the joy of bear scat!
    what a beautiful heavenly weekend!
    fall camping...swoon♥

    love and light lady after my own heart!

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  4. If only I had a "heart" on my keyboard!! I'd give them all to you, sista . xxxx

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  5. You are aglow with gold Lynn! It's beautiful. That bear scat looks delicious. ;) Enjoy the colors, the change, & the beauty dear girl.

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    1. Haha!! YUM is right! Yer sweet as ever.

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  6. golden aspen & black bear at Red Feather... the colors of the world come alive through your words!

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    1. When are you coming out to see it in person, huh? You're not afraid of a silly ol bear, are you?? : )

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  7. You are after mine own heart girl!

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