[Sunrise on Maroon Bells]
Last summer, the family went on a weekend vacation to see the Maroon Bells in Aspen with a friend and her family. I posted a video of that trip, here. It was so breathtaking that my family went back last weekend to see the changing colors. It was more beautiful this time with all the colors.
We drove Saturday morning and stayed at a motel in Glennwood Springs. The girls got to swim in the mineral pool nearby. It was Kida’s second time and Kylie’s first in the pool. Around 6:30 am the next morning, we drove to Maroon Bells. When we arrived at Maroon Bells, the sun was just beginning to rise. We had to park in the overflow parking because there were just so many cars. It was also extremely chilly. Kida and Kylie didn’t pack warm clothes (they didn’t realize it would be so cold) so we went out for about 15 minutes to take the sunrise photos and then stayed in the car for awhile until it got warmer.
By the lake, there were a lot photographers lined up ready to capture the sun-lit tops. When it happened, it was just awe.
We hiked up the mountain and took more photos. I’ll be posting those tomorrow.
Autumn is here and it is beginning to look nostalgically beautiful all around with the yellows, oranges, and reds in the trees and bushes. Pumpkin muffins and apple crisps are on my mind. 🙂
Here is a totally awesome song (music) with a bittersweetness to it. I have this on repeat when I need inspiration: “Composure” by Bernhard Fleishmann.
During lunch yesterday, I glanced over to the edge of the dinning table where this orchid was and was taken by surprise at seeing this bright magenta bloom. It had taken forever for it to bloom. I believe it was late spring when it grew a new stem but due to over watering some days and dry spells on other days, I didn’t think it would make it, so it’s a wonderful surprise.
Kida is trading her guitar lessons for violin lessons. She picked up her violin yesterday and was the happiest angel on earth. She’ll be taking classes through her school.
Here is a violin piece that sends chills every time I listen to it. Definitely worth listening to.
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If you like the violin photo above, you can buy it at my
I was looking through a memory book I made in 89′-90′ and came upon a divider page in which I wrote song titles on. There were a couple of songs that I didn’t remember. One being “Call It Love” by Poco (above video). I actually still really like that song.
And, remember Georgio’s “I Don’t Wanna Be Alone”? I had no idea what that song even sounded like so I youtubed and voila, it all came back!