Open your heart.
Open your mind.
Open to life and all it holds for you.
~ Melody Beattie
Sunflower September 2011
graphite on paper
After thunderstorms the night before, Victoria and I woke up to a glorious day! We decided to head up the chair lift at Beaver Creek, to take in lunch and the incredible views. Nothing like a little gorgeousness to feed the soul!
Another thing that feeds the soul? Humor, which Vic has in abundance. I have missed that humor that is (most of the time) just this side of inappropriate. You find yourself laughing and a little shocked at the same time. I would like to share these little gems but in print ... it would not be the same! So, I will share the gorgeous views and you will have to use your imagination or call on a funny friend for the humor. :)
Up the mountain!
So different going up a chairlift without ski boots or snow!
Vic using her new camera ...
It's amazing after winter snows, how everything rejuvenates and flowers blossom. Only a few months before, skiers and snowboarders raced down this very mountain!
All of the sudden at the end our lunch, it seemed as though it could start raining again, so we headed back down the mountain and into Vic's car. An hour after the photo below it was pouring down rain.
We got back to Vic's house, near Denver, in the early evening. Her husband Dan BBQ'd and we hung out, visited and had wine on their beautiful deck.
It was so great seeing her sweet boys again and after 3 years, they'd grown up so much! Here, Vic is showing them photo albums from their days in California.
Vic with their youngest ... so sweet.
Thanks Victoria for a fantastic time!
It was amazing and great getting to spend time with you!
I love you!!
Well, that it for Colorado. It was a great 8 days and it felt like 3 trips in one, because I did so much! Hope it's not another 8 years before I get to go back. I am still fantasizing about how I can get unlimited airline miles!
Visit places that remind you of eternity when you can.
See the mountains.
See the stars.
Walk among the ancient redwoods.
Stand at the ocean's door.
Let nature and life remind you of eternity
in ways that speak to to your soul.
All quotes from Journey to the Heart
Blessings and light!