Saturday, October 17, 2009

Colorado Pretty

Jeff and I drove west today to a state park we'd never been to. The sky blazed breathtaking blue and the air is warm and thin.

Our Colorado is a different kind of pretty.

Jeff bought a new camera so now I have his old one! FUN!

In less than a week, we'll be in Hawaii. This week of school could be a doozy. Kids get antsy when a break approaches. They have testing in my class (in the lab, to measure their reading level) and then we'll present our songs and paragraphs and THEN . . . a week-long break. I am SO ready to dip my toes in the South Pacific and lay around and read on a hotel bed. Ahhhhhh.
I'll miss being here, too. I'll miss the grands. They are saying and doing the cutest things. Jenny's birthday will come when we get back. She's blooming like a little rose and Samantha will be here before we know it!
I hope you are enjoying the light of autumn and the anticipation of a festive season fast approaching. Around here the pumpkins are in their respective homes, waiting to turn into jack-o-lanterns. I made zucchini bread and soup today. One more zucchini sits on the counter, but it is the last. Leaves are floating down and darkness comes earlier in the evening now. I'm tired from hiking the trail today, ready to read a good book even though I should be grading Shakespeare papers.
I'm glad you stopped by today. I wish you a big dose of happy.


Gretchen Joanna said...

Thank YOU for stopping by and giving an update. God is good, and it's a joy to share the life He gives.

Gigi said...

Beautiful Colorado -- love it there.

Have a wonderful time in Hawaii! The ocean is so restoring, isn't it?




Hi Pom Pom

I'm glad I popped by today too! I've never been to Colorado before!

Without wishing your life away I hope your week goes quickly so you can get on that beach under the swaying pineapple trees, drink fruity cocktails, dip your toes in the warm water and sleep well

Lots of love
Carolyn x

Deborah said...

I've only ever seen Colorado from the Denver airport, but even that little bit was spectacular. We watched a thunderstorm brewing over the mountains.

You photos make me want to see even more of it! Sooo beautiful!

Wishing you a wonderful week of anticipation :o)!


Left-Handed Housewife said...

Colorado looks gorgeous--I'm going to get there one of these days!

Good luck with those Shakespeare papers. Even more good luck on your trip to Hawaii. Ahhh ... it sounds grand!


scrappy quilter said...

It's so nice to see Colorado from your eyes. I've never been there.

I too hope you're week goes fast and your soon relaxing on your wonderful trip. Hugs.

Bradley Maston said...

Beautiful pics, beautiful fun. I hope you enjoy the week leading up to the week you will surely enjoy!

Aisling said...

I love the blue of the sky in your photos. The color in our sky has been a little anemic lately! Thank you for sharing yours!

Wow, Hawaii sounds great about now! Have you been before? I can't wait to hear all about it.

Enjoy the busy week!

libbyquilter said...

well now, you inherited a "new" camera and you're going on a trip to Hawaii . . . you know we all expect to see some fantastic shots of your week in a tropical paradise~!!~


Saleslady371 said...

Sounds like a wonderful day of Autumn in your neck of the woods. The pics are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Such beauty!! I am so enjoying the beauty of this autumn season ~ and yes...a festive season is fast approaching! Your upcoming trip sounds very nice!

Blessings on your week,

Tabiboo said...

Breath taking and beautiful - have fun in Hawaii.

Nina x

Lisa Richards said...

Your Colorado pics are beautiful! Enjoy that warm Hawaiian climate and the gorgeous ocean!


Lisa =0)

Barbara said...

Interesting as the landscape is so different to over here.


Just to say I hope Hawaii shines for you and you come back feeling relaxed and really well xx