Sorry about that! I went home for about 10 days for Christmas. My parents sold their house recently and are living in a 550 square foot cabin on our friend’s farm, so internetting and blogging was not really gonna happen. But it was a great break from reality – fun to be home spending every waking (and non!) with my family. We skied, baked, watched movies, ate (a lot!), went to a play and generally enjoyed living out of town. and on the night before Christmas eve, my sister got engaged! Her boyfriend (now fiance) was visiting for a week before Christmas and he popped the question the night before he left! So excited to start planning her wedding!
Here are some photos from my time at home:
Mt Blackmore from our Christmas tree hunt.
The Elephant Spring in Yellowstone.
Bull elk staring us down in Yellowstone.
The Christmas Spiders that are hung up in downtown Bozeman every year.
The three dogs we were taking care of on the farm.
And then I flew to California to meet up with Kyle and his familiy in June Lake. Here I got to reunite with Jewell, visit some of my favorite places from a past life (www.bigwidewesternworld.blogspot.com) and have an exciting outing of my own!
My happy dog and I when we were reunited!
We went of an a skiing adventure but Kyle’s boots and bindings didn’t fit together 😦
Kyle at the sand tufa – some of the coolest geologic formations I’ve ever seen!
Down at the lake’s edge…I had no idea what was coming…
Carson Peak from the front yard.
Deserted ski resort. We skinned up to the top!
Looking downhill to Mono Lake. A gorgeous day for a ski!
Pub crawl shirts – June Lake The Lost Season.
I know, I know, I’m a little obbssesed with my dog. But she’s so cute and now that the weather is cooling off she’s super cuddly! I’ve been bringing her into the office lately on days that I have to drive and yesterday she spent the whole day cuddled up against the heater 🙂
I may be feeling a little guilty because I’m putting her in the kennel over the weekend while we visit Kyle’s family in San Francisco. This will be the first time I’ve ever kenneled her and I’m more nervous than she would be if she knew what was about to happen
This is her grumpy face – I woke her up from a nap to take this picture.
Because it’s my absolute favorite season. I love everything about it: crisp morning air, crunchy leaves underfoot, warm spicy drinks, red, orange and yellow leaves, fresh veggies straight out of the garden, cuddly scarves and sweaters. Snuggling on the couch under a blanket with my boyfriend watching football, baseball or movies. Here are some images to compliment my love of fall!
Lovely little chalkboards like this pop up all over town! Warm, spicy drinks fit the bill for chilly mornings.
While I live in a place with mostly evergreen trees, I love watching leaves change on the deciduous ones.
The Maroon Bells are one of the most iconic images in Colorado. Especially in the fall.
Fresh veggies straight out of the garden are one of my favorite things about fall. Colorful and delicious!
Cowl scarves and cozy sweaters make the chilliness almost enjoyable and certainly tolerable.
Fall in my favorite place in the world, Lee VIning, CA.
These, and many other things, make fall my favorite season of the year. I live in one of the most productive agricultural areas in the west (outside of California, of course) so in addition to beautiful fall colors and warm, cozy clothes, we get a wonderful selection of fresh produce at the five(!!!) different farmers markets that happen each week. From peaches to melons to tomatoes to chilis, this place makes eating local easy!
Thanks Joseph Raffael, for today’s lovely image.