Monday, October 25, 2010

A Blustery Monday

Good morning to you.  I hope you had a delightful weekend that was filled with blessings regardless of what is happening.  Yesterday afternoon hubby and I decided to go for a drive to the mountains; I love being within 45 minutes to the Rockies.  It always refreshes me to venture up there and yesterday was no exception; it was a very windy afternoon and we thought that snow would be falling but it just sprinkled a bit.  The colors of the Aspens and other trees were still phenomenal through the canyons and it does my heart good to be there.  We went into Rocky Mountain National Park to look for Elk but only saw a few because most of them were in town.  After driving a quick loop we headed back to town and happened to see this guy in someones yard.  Will you just look at that rack-he was huge.  I wonder if the locals get tired of these guys in their yard?  After watching him for a few minutes we headed home as it was getting late and we didn't want to wait for bad weather.  If I lived there I might get tired of the traffic and congestion but oh how it makes me smile.  Last night we tried a new recipe, from our daughter, to make Clam Chowder-I may have to post it here for you.  It was so good and perfect for a cool Fall day; I can't have it regularly because it contains both dairy and gluten-two big no-no's for me; but I did have to try it.  Today is extremely windy here and everything is blowing out in the yard so I know what I'll be doing this morning.
Have a blessed day dear ones and keep your eyes upward.
Hugs, Noreen


  1. One of the things I loved about living for two years in Colorado Springs was the mountains. I never had seen anything like it and they took my breath away. Several years ago I went to work for a Company based in CS and I was able to return about ten times on business. On each visit I had to drive up to the mountains for a closer look. Their beauty grew more lovely with each passing year.

    Thanks for sharing~


  2. Wow...I would LOVE to see such a sight!!!

  3. I loved when I lived in Wyoming for 3 years and I got to go to the mountains. It never failed to amaze me that it would be 90 degrees at ground level and up in the mountains freezing cold with snow!! Coming from England it was something I had not seen before. I loved Colorado Springs and all the beautiful and quaint little stores.
    Have a great day!

  4. Really?? That was in someone's yard?? WOW - totally not in my neck of the woods. Great picture:)

  5. I am not jealous! I repeat.......

  6. Hi Noreen,
    Thanks for stopping at my blog. I really enjoyed my time here - it's very peaceful with great music.
    My son just left Colorado Springs - he was at Camp Carson. It's so beautiful there!
    That moose is really something - I can't imagine one in my yard!

  7. how fun...I've driven to Estes Park to see the ELK too. It is amazingly awesome. But the locals probably get tired of it - and all the traffic! But they get to live there so - its a trade off.

    Thanks for visiting the bridge and thanks for reminding me of my beautiful COLORADO!! I still miss her majestic mountains - soooo much. You take care of them for me OK?

  8. A few years ago I was fortunate to visit Denver CO where my son was working with YWAM. Loved our drives into the mountains and on once occasion spent the weekend at Aspen. Wonderful memories - thanks for bringing them back. Blessings!

  9. I love this picture of this huge elk! Wow...Don't see those here in Iowa :)
    Thank you for commenting on my blog....I just had to come visit you here and am enjoying your blog very much!
    God bless!

  10. Noreen, I appreciated your comment very much!
    I love the photo of the elk and the birthday tribute to your daughter. My son, also, can demonstrate a rather strong personality and I trust the Lord to guide us into steering him toward godly ways to use it.
    Glad you were able to take such a fun drive to the mountains.

  11. I can't imagine seeing such a sight! How awesome is that? So glad you stopped by today. I'm off to read your blog. Blessings!

  12. Wow, seeing that elk reminds me of our trip to RMNP and Estes Park. There were plenty of elk in the Park, but there were tons in town, too. Amazing! I'm a beach person, but to be honest, that trip to RMNP made me realize how much I love the mountains, too.

    I'm so glad I found your blog!


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