Took a day off to explore Breckenridge…(my legs were actually demanding a day off).  A cozy coffee shop, a delicious Hazelnut Latte and we were off.  My legs were glad for the break and so was I after I had a chance to look at the photos from that day.  The colors are wonderfully muted.  The smell of wood fires was in the air.  Kids running around bundled up with only their noses visible.  And I was in one of the most beautiful places in the world.  A good day.

It’s a beautiful, sunny, 70 degree day here in Austin, Texas and I am dreaming of snowy days.
Have a great weekend everyone.

Skier’s Paradise


Keystone was where we spent the first day out on the slopes.  The sun was shining.  The runs were freshly groomed.  It was a skier’s paradise.  I’ve skied almost as long as I have walked.  There are few things I love more than flying down a wide open run, heart racing by the time you reach the bottom and getting right onto a lift to do it all over again.

And at the end of the day it was time for G&Ts out of Mason jars.  It was a good day.

Snow in Black and White

It was a beautiful drive out of Denver into the mountains.  Leaving the city and driving higher and higher.  Clean snow, not the dirty driven in snow of town, becoming more visible.  Ears popping. And then you are at 9000 ft in a valley with mountains all around.  After we got to the apartment it was time for a trek through the snow.  So I bundled up and grabbed my camera.

Sunrise from my window

Sunrise from my window, originally uploaded by aaeastes.

I saw the sun rising as I flew into Denver. The mountains in the distance and the pinks and reds were so beautiful. I am not usually someone who is up early enough to see a sunrise, but seeing this reminds me that maybe I should more often.

Thinking of greener times

Those who know me well (and even those who don’t) know I am not a girl who likes cold weather.  I make know secret of this.  And now after living in Austin for 8 years and it drops to 50 degrees outside I begin longing for the warm days of Spring and Summer.  I forget about the 100 degree plus days.  Running from air conditioned building to air conditioned building.  When it’s cold outside I look to warmer times…when the sun was out and all the world was green.  Here’s a few that have me dreaming of those sun filled days to come…