eco~friendly crafting in the high desert

Saturday, February 9, 2008

i wish i was a headlight on a northbound train...




i've been talking about crafting enough...we all need some down time right? we head up to the mountains when we need a break. there's nothing better than spending a day hiking and stumbling across things like this waterfall. just one of the most beautiful things i have found in colorado! not too long after this picture was taken, there was an incredible thunderstorm. the echo of the thunder was almost deafening and the lightning was everywhere. it was a crazy experience.








after a day spent hiking....there's nothing better than sitting around a campfire and having a beer :) this particular night was freezing, i remember. the crazy thing about living in the high desert is that it will be 100+ degrees when you leave home...but once you get in the mountains it's 70. at night it may be 50 degrees or colder,depending on the elevation. we were at about 8,ooo feet here. and it was cold!! the shooting stars at night are amazing in colorado. you can see them for at least 5 seconds and the all have the most amazing colors! green and blues shooting across a sea of stars....amazing!

these pictures were taken a few years ago in la plata canyon. it is in the san juan national forest...one of our favorite places to camp and hike. it's about 40 minutes from home and a great place to escape to! that's me and our two oldest daughters :)



hope you enjoyed the pictures. i can't wait to get up there again and breath some of that air! until then....i will get back to my sewing :)

5 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Thanks for sharing these pictures. People keep telling me how similar the High Deserts of Colorado & Oregon are. Judging from these pics you have more trees, higher elevation, and killer waterfalls.

Tanya Pshenychny said...

wow that first photo is amazing. i love the crazy curvy road!

~Stella said...

Cool pictures! Now I want to go there. My kids would love that, they get so tired of the city.

:)

MGoodell said...

great pics! I feel like I was up there with you!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful pictures. How fortunate you are to live that close to such beauty!