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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Warm Break!

We took a break from the Colorado mountain "spring-time", heading west as more snow was falling at our house. When we arrived at the edge of the desert, we heard that mountain passes were closing behind us due to snow. Our adventure was warm, relaxing, fun, and full of paws running on the desert floor.
Some days had clear blue skies surrounding the copper-colored rocks of the desert. We lazed around in the sunshine.
Shyla's fur shined in the setting sun and the red rocks.
We're back now, and spring has sprung here in the mountains. The Columbines are sprouting as tiny nascent green plants, and the bears are dancing as some food has finally begun to grow for them. What a wonderful time of year!


  1. It is a great time of year. Things seem to grow overnight. So much to see.

    Mango Momma

  2. Welcome back - that is such a nice pic of Shyla!

  3. It is a gorgeous time of year. And great to be able to get away. What a beautiful spot.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  4. sounds like a perfect time away. I loved the shot of the the boots!!.
    Have a great week.

  5. One girl glowing against the rocks, boots all lined up and massive rocks, so glad the warmer weather was right there for you all. Greetings from Jean

  6. Aaaaah the desert; I may prefer green and trees, but I can't deny the stunning beauty of it.

  7. So glad you are back and Spring has greeted you.


  8. Glad you are back, we missed you!

    We seem to be caught in a spring rain thing, but that may not last much longer!

    Cheers and hugs,
    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  9. Welcome back! Glad you had a great time on your break.

    Millie & Walter

  10. Hi guys! I love the desert in spring!

  11. We love all of the beautiful pictures...always wanted to go to Sedona! The red rocks are gorgeous with Shyla's fur!!

  12. I am so happy Spring has reached you!!!

    Anne and Sasha

  13. Hope those Columbines you planted for K are sprouting up as well. :)

  14. Love the picture of the lined up doggie booties! Welcome back!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  15. Glad you all are back safe and sound.....can't wait to see and hear more about your fun adventures!!!

  16. We're glad that spring is finally coming to your area!
    Nadine & goldens Neeli & Elle

  17. Welcome back.

    You captured the amazing colors of the deseret so beautifully.
    Shyla must have had so much fun exploring every rock, to stand on.
    Glad you could get away and breath the fresh air and ride with the wind.

    xo Cinnamon

  18. Looks like you had another lovely trip!

  19. The sun and warm weather must have been a really nice break. Beautiful
    Benny & Lily

  20. Love, love, love the desert!!!! Welcome back!!

    Your pal, Pip

  21. I was hoping that your somewhat extended absence meant you all were off relaxing and taking a break from your extended winter. Shyla against the red rocks is always so beautiful, and I love the dirt and wear visible on the lined-up doggy boots -- it shows how much fun Shyla and R had on their vacation as well as the humans! It's great to have you back, too; I've missed your beautiful photos.

  22. From the looks of things, you couldn't have picked a lovelier place to visit! Can't wait to see more pictures.

  23. KB, So glad you had some time in the warm dessert sun! I know that it refreshes you and brings you peace.
    Welcome back; may the snow stay away until next winter and the sun warm our days.
    Hugs, Noreen

  24. How great for all of you! We're jealous, we'd love to visit the desert. So glad you're back and we're wondering if you still have snow.

  25. It sounds like a fantastic way to recharge your batteries and escape the snow! I love that shot of Shyla!

  26. The picture of the boots made my laugh :) Glad you had such a nice time - refreshment comes in many forms, but most of them (in my life anyway) involve being outdoors!

  27. Beautiful desert photos.
    We are glad you had a good time.


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