What a WONDERFUL day!

A few weeks ago, my friend, Annette, casually mentioned that she thought it would be neat to learn to spin. Poor Annette! Little did she know that I would actually *make* her a spindle, and actually *guilt* her in to learning how to use it. I mean, how could she say no? heh heh heh…
We visited her house in Southern Colorado today, and what a fine time was had by all.

First, Grace picked up a new boyfriend.

I tell you, Howard all but made googly eyes at her! He’s tall, dark and handsome, and this boy had it baaaaaad. His mama, Honey, is keeping a close eye on the developments. (Grace is tall, but she’s not THAT tall – on flat ground, his back would be a little higher than her shoulder.)

Next, we hiked up to a high mountain meadow with our children

and dogs

and a watermelon. Thanks Sam for hauling it for us!

This was my first trip to this meadow, and all I can say is, WOW!

So... I sat Annette down and taught her how to spin. Just like that *snap fingers* she got it!

She’s a complete natural. Check out the Eastern Spanish Peak in the background. WOW!

My son, Sam, learned how to use the sling that his friend, Spencer, made for him. You can just barely make out the sling - extending from his right hand, up towards the upper left hand corner of the photo. This sling is really nice, and we were all impressed by the nice ZING noise that it made.

Sam also picked up a friend along the way – a tiny baby Horny Toad. Who would have thought that there is a space in a Horny Toad’s life when he or she can be described as “cute” but this little guy certainly is!

Back down the mountain to Annette’s house – see it – way down there? Her house is the larger of the white spots, to the left of center. Wow.

What a wonderful Day! Good friends, dogs, horses, hiking, mountains, meadows, spinning, and to end it all, an awesome electrical storm which necessitated candlelight at dinner – lots of my favorite things all at on one day! Thanks Annette!!! We had a great day! I hope you continue to spin!


Wendy Dorrel said...

I'm so jealous! What a wonderful way to spend the day! I've been getting city fever in NYC and that looks so peaceful and calming.

The Purloined Letter said...

You live in such a beautiful place! Wonderful photographs.

Jeanne said...

Grace has found the best boyfriend a girl can have. I ought to know. I have one myself. ;-) What fun you all are having in such beautiful countryside.