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~A run, a ride and a new landscape project

June 12, 2018, Loveland, Colorado

~Today, I rode my bike while Howard ran on the path that runs along the Big Thompson River. It was fun to be out enjoying our lovely northern Colorado weather.

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Jayhawker Ponds

~Beautiful blue skies with cool temperatures in the low 60’s. Just about perfect!

 

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Howard running along the path.
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At the end of our 5 mile run/ride.

I haven’t had much to write about since returning home from our winter travels. It has been nice settling back into our “at-home” routine.

A bit of exciting news… beginning on June 20th, we finally have a landscaping company (Mother’s Natures Son) coming to begin work on our yard.

We have been trying, for over two years, to get someone to come out and bid on refurbishing our landscaping. It seems with the booming economy in northern Colorado the landscape companies have been devoting their time to new construction projects.

Hopefully, some new river rock, moss rock walls, stone steps, small flag-stone patio area, flower beds and general clean-up, will add a little “curb appeal” to our “tired looking” yard. When the work begins I will share some photos.

Until next time…

 

 

~Almost feels like Spring…

 

Loveland, CO, May, 2017

A cool Spring day here in the Colorado Rockies. We went for a walk this morning along the Big Thompson River. Looks like we are caught in between Winter and Spring.

Soon, warmer weather will melt the snow in the mountains sending runoff to fill the river.

Big Thomson River
Big Thomson River waiting to be replenished.

Some Cottonwood trees have seen better days, some are starting to sprout their leaves. Wildflowers are starting to bloom. We heard that a Great Horned Owl is nesting in one of the Cottonwoods along the river path. Can’t wait to see babies.

Flowers starting to bloom along the Big Thomson River
Nice to see green here in the West.

Snow melting in the sun after our weekend snow.

After a spring snow
After a spring snow, in our yard.

Hope you are enjoying a beautiful spring day!

Last Images from Tuesday’s Trip to Rocky…..

I am so very lucky to live in such a beautiful area `the Colorado Rockies

A Beautiful old Tree Stump
A Beautiful old Tree Stump

once beautiful tree

had lived many seasons

beauty in its death

Canyon Walls in the Big Thompson Canyon
Canyon Walls in the Big Thompson Canyon
Big Thompson River
Big Thompson River
Steller's Jay (very agitated because of the Crow)
Steller’s Jay (very agitated because of the Crow)
American Crow - looking pretty ragged
American Crow – looking pretty ragged
Another Hiking Path (dark clouds are to the left of this image)
Another Hiking Path (dark clouds are to the left of this image)
Upper Beaver Meadows. Why would anyone start out with clouds looking like that? See his wife down the path?
Upper Beaver Meadows. Why would anyone start out with clouds looking like that? See his wife down the path?
Meadow in Summer Colors
Meadow in Summer Colors