Monday, October 15, 2007

The best part of my day

Today was definitely Monday, and Monday is my least favorite day of the week.

It's been a hard day. Hard for several different reasons which I don't feel like delving into.

I WILL tell you about the highlight of my day. My morning hike. Okay, if that sounds like I hike every day, I don't, but I do meet with some friends several mornings each week to walk and we try to mix it up a little every now and then with a hike.

Here are some pics from our hike this morning...


I love seeing the clouds reflected in this pond!!



If you look closely in the photo above, you'll see some of the snow left from yesterday! And I LOVE that yellow patch of aspen trees to the left of the rocks. I can see it from my back window and until yesterday, when the wind blew most of the leaves away, that patch of trees looked like it was in the shape of a heart.


We almost didn't go this morning because it was so cold and rainy (with some snow mixed in) yesterday and the forecast called for more of the same for the early part of today. Reluctantly, we bundled up and set out into the cloudy morning, and we were rewarded soon after with clear blue sky and a crisp fall day. Beautiful. We hiked up to this rock formation (trying hard not to pay attention to all the mountain lion habitat warning signs) and it was stunning. We could see for miles. The aspen trees and scrub oak were wearing their fall colors, and there was even some remaining snow on the trees and it was just beautiful!

The remainder of my week is very, very full. Field trips, volunteer obligations, kid stuff, and more. I'm so thankful for the time outdoors today. It is just what I needed. A big breath of life to fill and sustain me through the craziness of the days to come! It was the very best part of this Monday.

12 comments:

CrownLaidDown said...

Completely and utterly breath-taking!! I'm glad you pressed on and took the hike. I am glad that God gave you the opportunity and the camera to capture such beauty :)

Praising Him for your friendship and praying for His strength over your week, friend. Let's talk soon!
Love,
holly

PS I pray that I did not share our virus with you. If I did, I am so very sorry!

Regular, with half and half and raw sugar said...

Oh I wish I could hike with you in the morning!!!!
Amy

Diane J. said...

Sorry you had a bad day, but the pictures are gorgeous! In no time at all winter will be upon you, but as you know here in Arkansas we just never know when or if winter will get serious.

Angie said...

What an absolutely gorgeous place to live! Did you post those pictures just to make us jealous? ;-) Hope the rest of your week goes well even with all the busy-ness. And yay for those Rockies going to the World Series!

Lindsay said...

Thanks for sharing your life on your blog, Meredith. Mondays are hard for me too but sound like you got yours off to a good start. Love those pictures. I think signs of Mountain Lions might be just as or more scary than bears. You ladies sure are brave...

JennaG said...

Wow, I only get to do that kind of beautiful walking when on vacation. So jealous. Aspens are one one of my favorite things about Colorado. I am glad that you were able to have a bit of a respite in the midst of your busy week.

Kecia said...

So beautiful!

carrie said...

Meredith,

Lovely scenery--so glad you could get out and enjoy it!

Stephanie said...

Looks like you are in the midst of autumn also. Though we haven't had any signs of snow. We're so close to the ocean we're a little more temperate than a lot of New England. We usually get snow mid-November.

Susan said...

Ohh, this makes me excited to visit CO in December. Thanks for whetting my appetite!

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

Is that THE patch of aspen?! Hee hee!
Joanne

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

Is that THE patch of aspen?! Hee hee!
Joanne