Monday, September 15, 2014

Joy In The Moment

Happy Monday Morning to you! I want to challenge you to find joy in each moment today. 
Here is some inspiration.

His rack was huge.

On Friday, we drove up to Idaho Springs to pick up our good friends from California. We had planned a get away prior to meeting them, but do to weather concerns, we choose to postpone the trip. We did head up early though, to do some antiquing and see the historical part of Golden.  Although we didn't have a lot of time, we will head up there sometime soon.  After picking up our friends, we came back home; had a wonderful visit and dinner.  Saturday morning, after a nice breakfast we took them to a Sculpture Park before heading up to Estes Park to have lunch.  Our friends haven't had a close up look at  large herd. We took them into the Park; they weren't expecting to get a close look and were so excited.  Although the third photo looks like the biggest bull is going to bugle, he just opened his mouth but made no sound. In all the years we've observed Elk during rutting season, I have never seen this behavior before.  There were two other bulls in the vicinity, one was very young and just getting horns and the other was mature, but clearly not the head. This is not the bull that we saw about a month ago; we also saw many of the doe's with radio transmitters on them.
Our friends have known us since our daughters were toddlers, so it was fun for them to get to say hi and see their kiddos.  We are hoping that they will be moving out here in the next year, in order to be by three of their four daughters.  They come to Colorado many times throughout the year; typically we get to see them at least once or twice. 
We took them to the airport yesterday morning and then had a productive day at home.
Today, I am walking with Kam and then have to return some dog food I got that bothers Hunter's digestive system.  We are back to beautiful weather, after a week of rain; I am very thankful and hope to get in more walking and biking.
Hope you have a great day.


  1. Hope you get in plenty of walking and biking. Have a great day, my friend!

  2. Wow those antlers are impressive. Glad you had a lovely weekend and nice that the weather is good again. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. I can't imagine seeing such things so close to home.. Soo magnificent. Enjoy your week Noreen!

  4. Neat pictures!!
    Sounds like you had a great and blessed weekend. I am up for this challenge! No one can steal my joy for today!
    I will be thinking about this throughout the day and praising God for all his blessings.
    Thank you...
    You too have a blessed day.

  5. They are beautiful. It's such a joy to see them in the wild
    Lily & Edward

  6. I absolutely love that you try to find inspiration - all around you!

  7. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time! Our weather went back to summer!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Join us for our week long "Road To The Great Debate"! It started today!

  8. That's an incredible rack!!! We heard elk bulls bugling when we were up high in the mountains this weekend!

  9. What a wonderful treat for them. I remember seeing the Elk in Estes Park over 36 years ago. Glad you had a nice visit.


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