by Tara Scott Westin
I colori romanza del cielo …
Uno non ha bisogno di viaggiare lontano per vederli.
About the author –
Tara Scott Westin graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs in May 2017 with a BS in Biology (Microbiology).
A highly decorated rider with the Rustler Riding Club, Tara has won multiple blue ribbons and other placement ribbons with her horses, Brie, Cameron and Candace (Happy Girl). In 2006, she was named Comeback Rider of the Year – the only non-competitor rider in Rustler Riding Club history to win this award.
A maze of boxes and furniture is all about the house. The kitties love the arrangement. It’s a playground. In place, their food and water stations, and litter boxes, of course. And, Andrea’s piano. The barn set-up is almost finished. There are certain priorities after all.
boxes and furniture: the living room maze
Tara’s temporary nightstand: a dual-purpose wooden crate
After a late breakfast, it was a day of moving around of boxes and furniture. Though most of our dinnerware, tableware and cookware remains boxed, enough is out for everyday use. The refrigerator is full, and we can make meals.
breakfast time: French toast
breakfast of champions: French toast drenched with syrup and a slab of butter
After dinner, it will be a crackling fire in the hearth. A few songs around the piano. A few, unexpected presents found under the tree.
later: preparing the Christmas Day checklist
To all our friends, may you have a merry and blessed Christmas!
“Colorado, everywhere I go I’m in your shadow and you’re callin’ to me
Colorado, the sun melts the snow makes the rivers flow to the sea”
from Colorado by Chuck Pyle
Elizabeth: watching the sunset (JN Ranch, Oct 25 2017)
Nothing is finer than being home.
on a ranch trail (JN Ranch, Sep 17 2017)
The trail will soon be crowded with cattle, in a few days, as they return to the mid-range from their summer grazing range in the mountains.
Saying goodbye …
Deborah watching the last sunset of summer 2017 (JN Ranch, Sep 21 2017)
“Summer, we hardly knew thee.”
Fall will begin later this afternoon at 14:02 MDT (20:02 UTC), just in time for a late fall/early winter kind of weekend.
The golden hour, this morning, was replaced by the red, smoky haze hour.
sunrise: big orange red
climbing in the sky
sunrise: the long view
Contributing to the sunrise, and the day, in general, the heavy scent of burning pine.
smoky haze at tree level
hidden: sun behind broken clouds and a smoky veil
The smoky haze is from the large wildfires burning in California, Oregon and Washington. It is expected to clear overnight with the passage of a cold front through the state.
A golden beginning.
the golden 45, at sunrise, begins