Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Cotton Candy Sunset

This gorgeous sky lasted only a few minutes at sunset last night over Estes Park. It looks like cotton candy. The colors would make a beautiful pallette for a quilt.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Snow Day, at Last!

Estes Park is getting some much appreciated snow today. I'm cozy inside by the fire in my flannel bathrobe. My plans for today include reading, sewing, and sipping tea. Chicken soup is on our dinner menu.

This would also be a good day to venture into Rocky Mountain National Park to see the winter beauty. Alas, our federal government has shut itself down so there are currently no services operating in our national parks. Below is an image of Rocky's Facebook post today. I hope the U.S. Senate can get its act together  - now!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Preparing for Christmas

Our family (all ten of them) will arrive on December 23 and 24, so, for the past couple of weeks, Wayne and I have been busy preparing for their Christmas visit. Cooking, decorating, cleaning, shopping, and wrapping have been high on our "To Do" lists and there is little left to do but anticipate the joy.

Over the years, we have combined traditions from America and our heritages (Danish and British) with those we've designed ourselves to create a unique celebration that we all love.

Red and white Danish woven paper hearts surround the little Christmas tree - no room
for a big tree this year. I fill a heart with surprises for each grandchild.

The mantel holds my Santa collection.
A basket of British Christmas "Crackers" awaits Christmas day dinner. Everyone
at the table gets one filled with a joke, paper hat, small candies, and favors.

 This is a favorite from my collection of Christmas books.

We already have snow and expect to get more over the week-end. There will be sledding, snowshoeing, and a snowman.

Deer, elk, and other wildlife wander through our yard every day.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Elegant Sky

Estes Park has had some gorgeous sunsets and sunrises lately. This elegant photo was taken by Cindy O'Hara and posted on Facebook.