Sunday, September 23, 2012
Surrounded By Gold
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?