Drove Up to Mt. Evans

Husband took these gorgeous photos:

Daughter and I hiking up the last bit of Mt. Evans.  The lack of oxygen really did a number on me.  That’s me in the black coat with the hood on, initially hanging on to courage, but failed and never made it to the top.  It was cold and extremely windy.  Husband and the girls made it though.

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At the summit, a varmint sits on a hanging rock overlooking the view.
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We saw these mountain goats near the restrooms (center left).  They blend in with the environment so well that we didn’t even notice them.  I believe a few people were taking photos of them and that’s how we saw them too.MTEVANS0046_800

On our drive up to the summit, there was a small section near the road with these amazing bristlecone pine trees.  We decided to stop on our way back from the summit to stand among them and to snap some shots.  MTEVANS0058_800MTEVANS0056_800MTEVANS0055_600MTEVAMS0065_600MTEVANS0062_600

Cards and Scrapbook Layout

I’ve been meaning to post these.

Card made for a cousin’s wedding gift:

YNCWED5x7_800Card made for sister’s birthday:

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Products used: Turning Leaf Apothecary paper by Lorie Davison, Mind Over Matter kit by Scrapbookgraphics, template by Digital Design Essentials.

Peony On Fire

A couple of days ago, I took photos of the peony. It was just beginning to bloom in the first photo. I thought for some reason it would take a couple of days for it to fully bloom but by afternoon, it had already reached that point. The next day I took the second photo. I love how it looks like the center is a ball of fire.

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