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Friday, June 20, 2014
The Wonders of the Mountains
It's the time of year when my gratitude for the beauty of the mountains is boundless.
I spend as much time as I can outdoors, enjoying the wildflowers, blue skies, warm sun, and a feeling of contentment. I can forget all the physical things that have been hounding me when I'm out in the mountains, riding through what feel like seas of wildflowers.
The Columbines are bursting into bloom all over the forest. They love the floor of aspen groves with the sun filtering through the deep green aspen leaves above them.
It's warm right through sunset. We can linger at our favorite spots well into the evening.
Yesterday evening, as we walked to a favorite spot, I saw a tawny animal sneak up through some boulders and out of our path. I felt sure that it was a mountain lion based on its size and graceful gait. I'll probably never know if it truly was a lion... but there was a reason why I had mountain lions on the brain. I'd seen photos of multiple lions on my trail camera earlier in the day.
Here's one of the photos, with the whole story to come in a future post...
Happy Friday! Roll around in the grass gleefully like a mountain lion!