Sunday, July 31, 2011


One of my dear friends has her ninety six year old father visiting from Mississippi. They took him fishing last night and he was thrilled to see a moose.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Golden Wonder Mine

Lake City, Colorado has one of Colorado's few working gold mines. Why am I talking about gold mining beside a picture of two of my Zumba buddies. Well, believe it or not they are gold miners. When I asked them what they do for the mine. They said "we operate any equipment the men can!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Open Please

A friend's new home here has a special room for their dog. He looks like he is ignoring me , but I think he is pointing at the latch!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Music to my ears

The younger set may think it corny...But our museum had some locals singing nineteenth century songs of the parlor last night. They all had beautiful voices!....Loved it.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Oh the stories they could tell...

I love old houses, especially log cabins. Why oh why can't they have a journal attached telling us their history?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Wanted to show you that along with all of the non-stop eating...I do get some exercise. Oops you can't see me (I'm taking the picture). We usually have about fifteen gals..and they are all young and in shape. But, I hang in there!

Monday, July 25, 2011


Ice Cream socials, open houses, barbecues ,luncheons, dinners and pot luck suppers play havoc on your waistline up here. This was brunch on Sunday...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hmmm. This little lady seemed to think she could come right in. Someone must be feeding her...Not me...There is plenty out there to eat this time of year, and I want to keep our wild animals wild...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Tickle Weed

There are different plants that bloom during the summer (and weeds). This pretty little weed... grows along the dirt roads in late July. The locals call it tickle weed. It tickles your legs when you walk past...I think it's pretty.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


We do have a doctor here....and a wonderful little medical center. But, our doctor doesn't hesitate to call in the chopper when someone is gravely ill. The whole town knows when it comes in. It makes a low pass before it sets down in this little valley, waking us all up. It sat down at 3:20 this morning. You can't help but to say a prayer for it's unknown passenger.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Parlor

I know..I've already talked about the ice cream parlor here. But, unless you have been there you don't know the special feeling you get by just being there. It's a wonderful place just to sit and visit..

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Champagne & Chocolates

Creede, CO, our neighbor, opened their beautiful new black box theater, the Ruth Humphrey's Brown with a whole slew of festivities!

Sunday, July 17, 2011


There are times in the mountains when we become the intruder..

Saturday, July 16, 2011


These sweet little dogs were waiting patiently for their owner in a parking lot!

Friday, July 15, 2011


We have beautiful sunsets here in the mountains!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


There is a huge social scene in the mountains during the summer. My favorite new hors d'oeuvre this summer is my mini caprese salad on a toothpick!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Path

Yesterday's hike (Brush Creek) was so beautiful. Cool sunny weather, wild flowers, a babbling brook and spectacular vistas.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


We have so many beautiful hikes in our part of Colorado. There are easy ones and several very our five 14 teeners! Today we hiked an easy but beautiful one: Brush Creek

Monday, July 11, 2011

River View

Visited with friends who have a house on the river last evening. Very close to the river!

Sunday, July 10, 2011


We have a wonderful little museum here in Lake City. Yesterday they had a branding demonstration. Although I think branding is cruel...It was interesting to see the different manners in which it is done. They had the old metal pot on the campfire method, a propane powered contraption and even an electric one. Real cowboys from a local ranch...which was the real treat!

Saturday, July 9, 2011


We had our home tour yesterday...supporting The Hindsdale County Museum. One of the homes had this interesting display. This is a picture of the home owners grandfather who was a trapper in west Texas.

Friday, July 8, 2011


It's a special day when we run into a moose around here!

Thursday, July 7, 2011


In many areas of our beautiful country you see fences and "no trespassing" signs. One of the terrific things about our Hindsdale County is that 96% of it is public you can go for a hike or actually use that expensive 4wheel drive vehicle. While there are a few private property signs, we also have ranches where they will give you access across their property to fish the river. Those little stair steps to me say "Welcome!"

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Holiday weekend over. Time to get back to Zumba class!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New Home

In the summer I help the museum with the Interior Home Tours. We try to do both new and Victorian era . This week we are doing new homes. This is my favorite this year. It is a magnificent new log and stone home built into the top of the mountain.

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July

Beary proud to be an American. Happy Birthday America!

Sunday, July 3, 2011


One of our cars rolled down the side of the mountain...Thank goodness no one was in it!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Another Bear

This is the latest bear spotted down near the river below us. Our friend Gary took this great picture.

Friday, July 1, 2011

State Flower

The Columbine comes in many colors, but the lavender and white varity is the State Flower. Margaret Pitkins as a young child wrote a winning essay as to why this flower should become our state flower. Margaret is now ninety six yrs. old and lives here in Lake City, Co.