Variety

First Danny at Dream Big Dream Often and then Anne Mehrling recently posed the question, “Do you have a favorite season?

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I wonder what makes any one season favored about the others. I enjoy them all!

Variety enhances life, especially seasonally. I thrive in climates with four distinctive, equal seasons. Early signs of the approaching season exhilarates me, but I don’t really have a favorite. I love bundling up to take in the silence of snowfall in winter, the invigorating, color displays and refreshing air in spring and autumn and warm, balmy summers delight me. But I especially like change when the current weather becomes tedious.

Following are photos from our recent visit around Glenwood Springs, Basalt and Carbondale, before autumn falls 😉

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“For the beauty of the earth
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies.
Christ our God, to Thee we raise,
This our hymn of grateful praise.”
Folliot S. Pierpoint,in Lyra Eucharistica, by Orby Shipley, second edition, 1864

Four Seasons Tree images courtesy Pixabay

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28 responses to “Variety

  1. Roo, you are so lucky to live in a beautiful state with the wonderful walks, I am sure. I think the walks alone would do marvels to improving one’s health. I live in a desert country and I need to wait till the winter to be able to even step out of the house and use my two God given feet. I can understand your feelings about Phoenix.
    Susie

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    • Susie, it is good to meet you! I thank God often for showing me so many aspects of the country, and for the global blogging community. The desert is stunningly beautiful even in the dire heat 🙂 Today I live on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains which is high desert. He knows my limits and blessed me with a milder climate for this season of my life. That can change in a heartbeat, so I’m thankful today. I walk to relieve the pressure of the household circumstances and escape the neighbor’s dog incessant barking (she’s distressed in her new, tiny yard) as well as to recharge and maintain my body. The walks come with the added perk of meeting new people every day. Win-win! Be blessed and pray it forward, Susie ❤

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  2. I appreciate the 4seasons but loved living in Monterey/Carmel,Ca. We were spoiled by the weather there. I love gardening and always want to be someplace where I can have my hands in the soil.

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    • I understand entirely, Sheri. Gardening soothes my soul. I spent many happy days in Pismo Beach (lived in Arroyo Grand for a few months), Monterey, Carmel, San Simeon and the central coast – a very long time ago. Among my favorite memories are from taking a week to drive up the west coast from San Diego to the Sound. Sigh. Thank you for taking time to read and comment. Hope your husband’s doing well. ❤

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  3. Lovely thoughts and images.

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  4. Beautiful pictures!
    I’m with you, I love all the seasons, especially as they change. I’m sure that sounds odd as I live in Phoenix, Arizona, but it still happens! Just way more subtle, so we have to pay attention. 😉

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  5. Your photos are gorgeous. I never thought of taking pictures before autumn!

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    • Thank you for the comment, Anne. The beauty of the Western Slope often takes my breath away. I don’t consciously choose subjects, but walking the area every day the camera in my phone is a blessing I never would have imagined before we had the now seemingly indispensable devices.

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  6. Ofcourse there is variety everywhere without which there is no pleasure and it is in built in nature.
    Your poetic words suit to the post.
    Regards
    Shiva
    🙂

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  7. Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing.

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  8. I love the pictures…especially the one of the engine (?). I love how the mechanics contradict the otherwise natural image 🙂

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    • And I loved shooting them, Aishwarya. I don’t know much about trains, but that area is full of historical remnants at every turn. The rock formations and waterways are astoundingly beautiful and offer some of the best fishing in the country. Fly fishing/catch and release are a big deal here. I enjoy it too, but to eat fish within an hour or two of the water is a culinary treat as well 😀

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