The morning dew enhances the beauty of wildflowers and grasses.
One of my many delights that greet me on my morning walks. :)
What are your dreams?
Anyone who knows me or reads my blog knows that my biggest dream is living and hiking in the mountains. But living our dreams doesn't just happen.
I've been able to call the mountains my home for the last 24 years and counting. We gave up a lot to move here and it hasn't been easy, but it's the life we've chosen with no regrets on the trade-offs we've made and continue to make every day.
As to hiking, I get out in the mountains often because it's what I love to do, so I choose to make it a priority. To make it happen, I simply look at my schedule and make an appointment with myself and others to get out there. Cancellations are rare.
Life is busy for all of us, and it will keep us from living our dreams if we let it.
Living our dreams is about the choices we make every day.
We have to make our dreams happen. Chase them with a passion! :)
We enjoyed a picnic lunch with sunshine, wind, and beautiful views earlier this month at Lost Horse Observation Point. Afterwards, we headed down south of Darby for a hike up Tin Cup. Photos from that part of the day to come in another post. :)
There were seven turkey vultures in all. We were kept amused as we watched them gather together on the fence, flap around, and circle around overhead.
I put together some clips from Jamie's video footage. It would have been better if we had a tripod with us, but it's still fun to watch these interesting birds. :)
Remember to watch the video in fullscreen for the full affect.
Mama deer has been staying on the property since her recent baby was born. While mama deer comes to visit us, she leaves her fawn off in the tall grasses and woods to keep her safe. We get glimpses of the two of them together every now and then.
Look how high baby can jump already! She's growing so fast!
My evening run was interrupted for a bit when I met up with mama and baby on our trail just ahead of me. I went and got my camera in time to get one quick pic as mama headed to drop baby back off in the woods again. So fun to watch them! :)
The power of water rushing down the mountain is incredible!
That water is moving!!
(To feel like you're there, watch it in fullscreen.)
St. Mary's Peak obscured in the rain clouds behind the pond and barn.
The colors in this photo caught my eye after leaving the refuge.
Always something to pull over and stop for. :)
As we took the backroads home, we stopped to watch and photograph a flock of turkey vultures. While doing so, this bald eagle flew overhead and landed off in the field.
I captured several cool photos of the vultures, so they will be featured in their own post.
Coming up next... :)
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