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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

First Snow Of The Season



It is a beautiful first snow.  The hue colors of Fall have been replaced with pure white airy flakes, making the landscape innocent and clean again.  Smell of the first snow heightens my senses.  Memories abound of the holidays to come...caring, sharing,  joyous gatherings.

I know you will not last long, Welcome first snow,  lay low, stay awhile.  
  October 25, 2010 Turret Colorado


 





October in the Mountains
Capturing the Autumn colors







Fine Fall day for a walk


Daydreaming


Hiking to Hecula Castle
2 mile ride down the Austin Trail on ATV's, plus a  1 1/2 mile walk on an old wagon trail, we are able to view the magnificent Hecula Castle rock formation.  Cool sunny weather and great friends was the perfect combination for today's hike.

Anita, Howard, Richard and Richard


Taking a break

Thirsty Black Labs


Hecula Castle Rock Formation
Hecula Castle is long time landmark, guards the western entrance to Box Canyon and Railroad Gulch.  This gorge once was the route for locomotives who hauled iron ore from the Calumet Mine high in the Ute Trail country east to the Arkansas River.
Stunning Rock Formation

Looking into the Canyon below

Smile, you made it, Connie and Richard


Fall Vacation Cut Short
 With the prediction of more snow on the way we decided to leave the mountain earlier than planned.  Our short trip has created many memories.  Chili feed with great friends, morning coffee clutches, mountain hiking, cozy wood stove fires, beautiful Fall landscapes and "The First Snow of the Season" , we are blessed...
Snow covered Mule

Packing up, ready to leave

Keeping Watch ... Till I Return


Such beautiful Ordinary Days these were, thank you for visiting, come back soon.

                                                                       Connie


1 comment:

  1. Your photos are breathtaking!!! Found your blog on accident, it has the same name as my candle company :) Cabin Fever Primitives...

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