Thursday, January 23, 2014

Outdoor Life

It's Thankful Thursday and today I am so thankful for the beautiful area we live it; the proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park makes it so easy to just run up there for a day, or even just a few hours. On our way up there yesterday, we happened upon these fellows. I will say we didn't see any while snowshoeing, but it made my day to see these in town.
I loved seeing the kid with it's parents.
I couldn't get these guys to turn around; loved looking at their coats.

As you know we have been up there several times in the last couple of weeks and haven't seen any wildlife.  It was so weird not to; yesterday was such a treat.  Well, I can say my body is totally out of shape; it's been months since I've ridden my bike and although I'm walking, I get so winded snowshoeing.  A group of ladies from church are planning to go up for a day; two of the gals are avid snowshoers and after yesterday, I'm not sure I'll join them.  I know the altitude impacts my breathing, but seriously, it is frustrating to me when I am just too tired to continue on.  I'm hoping that our trek next week is easier; it is so beautiful that even if I don't go far, I love to be out in the pristine beauty.
Today, hubby and I have errands to run despite the snow falling.  I think I am going to do my first drop off at the thrift store-at least there will be less boxes of things taking up space. 
I hope your week has been good!  May you find beauty in your life, embrace it.


  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful time despite getting winded. It's such a gorgeous area and you are blessed to be so close.

  2. Those are some stunning pix and we can well imagine the beauty of the countryside around you. Good luck with your trips out and stay warm. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. WOW, you gots some big guys there, we just get small Deer around our place, when the Coyotes don't chase them off!
    So you're a bicycler hey, Dad rides every time that the weather permits, its is one true passion, road, mountain or even the trainer! They even go on weekly tours and do camping out weekend rides!

    The Mad Scots

  4. You guys are blessed to live where yu can see that type of wildlife.
    stella rose

  5. So glad you got to see some critters. That park is beautiful. I'm so thankful the National Parks exist. I understand the issue of doing physical things with groups. Its good when we can find one friend or family member with whom we can enjoy a common pace. We just hit the bitter cold, below zero temps. I have always loved winter but when our furnace acted up last night and quit blowing warm air I LONGED for Spring. lol Giving thanks for so many things I take for granted. Joy to you my friend!

  6. Looks like a great day, love the photos,they look so healthy! I too need to get back to regular exercise, it is so hard when I once stop!
    Enjoy your evening.

  7. Sounds like a wonderful time you had.
    You are truly blessed~

  8. Those are wonderful pictures. I am so glad that you get out and really enjoy your area. You have some great wildlife there- xo Diana

  9. Oh how I love Colorado!! Nothing but good memories there. You are my Colorado girl and the link to the beauties of your state. :)

  10. I LOVE to see wild life like that! I could watch all day!
    I doubt you are as out of shape as you say. But I know how frustrating that is. I am very out of shape right now, and I need to do something about it!!! Have a wonderful weekend, there in your beautiful Colorado!
    xo KRis

  11. I think DH and I need to plan a return trip to RMNP ... loved it there, especially the wild life.

    You just need to work yourself to the point where snowshoeing doesn't wear you out so much ... just like you had to work yourself to the point where you could ride the distances you did. ;-)


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