Sunday, August 30, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Road Trip ~ Hayman Fire Burn Scar

It had been awhile since Hubby & I had taken a road trip. So we packed a lunch and headed out. We decided to drive through an area of the mountains which we have explored all around but had never been to.

Our map told us to drive north on Hwy 67 from Woodland Park. This route led us into what was once beautiful country.

But the ravages of the wildfire which swept through here 13 years ago are still quite evident!

This area was where the Hayman Fire took place. If you feel so inclined, you can read about it here.

No matter where a person lives in the country, wildfire is devastating. To the plant life, the animal life and the humans who all call that area home.

It has taken 13 long years for this area to rejuvenate to where it is today. And it will take many, many, many more years before these forests return to their former glory. There were pockets of trees and bushes that had been spared from the fires flames. The seeds from these parents have begun to spread across the landscape and restore it.

While this wasn't necessarily a 'fun' trip, we did drive through some areas of unique rock formations and saw sections of hillside where the aspen are thriving. Plus we found an area where topaz can be found and it is open to the public. That may have to be our next road trip!

Please take a moment and say a prayer that all those fires burning across the country are quickly extinguished.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tiny House Jamboree

Recently hubby & I went to the first official Tiny House Jamboree. It was a gathering of Tiny Houses, Tiny House Builders, and companies that supply many of the needs of Tiny House People.

There were Tiny Houses to walk through and look at, a variety of speakers who spoke about Tiny Houses, and a plethora of brochures to gather and bring home. 

The crowd size was mind-boggling! Hubby & I were glad to see such an interest in Tiny Houses and the philosophy behind them. But man! Waiting in those lines was rough!

These are not the actual stairs which we saw. But are made the same.
But I did manage to get some info on a few items I was curious about and finally saw some stairs which I had been wondering about.
And managed to make it home without talking about too many revisions to the floor plan!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Cat Tales ~ Kitty Prints

Mommy laughed when Mes little doppelganger walked all over the back of the bench top. 

Mommy said that Kittys have probably been doing this for AGES!
And Mommy was right!

Roman Roof Tile from England
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Book from 1455
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Relic found in Washington State
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Purz and Catnip Dreams.......Gomez

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015