Happy Summer Solstice!

This summer the solstice begins on June 21st at 12:38 P.M. EDT, Father’s Day!        The summer solstice heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. I hope you can spend time outdoors this weekend, enjoying the longest day of the year!

IMGP3722This morning we took a drive up to the new home we’re having built in the foothills west of here. Our kitchen cabinets just went in this week! This color is called Hargrove Cinnamon, and the wood is birch. Lovely huh? I can’t wait to cook my first meal here!

IMGP3725The house is really taking shape now! The view from the kitchen sink island is seen above, an amazing perspective on the Spanish Peaks!

Gives a whole new meaning to ‘open concept’ huh?

IMGP3733We followed County Road 520 south on our way back to Walsenburg (a long, winding dirt road) and saw yellow Plains Greenthread (or Navajo Tea) EVERYWHERE!

IMGP3746Mixed in occasionally with the Greenthread are some very healthy looking native Lupine specimens!

IMGP3742Here’s your very own Lupine bouquet.   HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE!

How did I end up here, feeling so fortunate?

It’s a long story, one I can now share with you in my new memoir!