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Aquatic fetching with Buddy Blue Dingo. 
Happy dog, happy mom. ❤️
#blueheeler#mountainlife#photooftheday#acd#mountaindog#heeler#cattledog#love#Colorado
Slightly smoky from a fire in another part of Colorado. A lovely morning nonetheless. 
#lake#mountains#reflection#photooftheday#landscape#Colorado
🎵"Always, no sometimes, think it's me.
But you know I know when it's a dream.
I think I know, I mean a yes
But it's all wrong.
That is I think I disagree."🎵
~ Beatles
#strawberry#macro#garden#photooftheday#lyrics#Beatles#mountainlife#flower#Colorado
Adventures in high altitude baking:
Sweet Cherry Bundt Cake. 
Summery goodness, fresh fruit and getting closer to the right timing, temp change and ingredient adjustments. 
#baking#cake#mountainlife#photooftheday#highaltitudebaking#summertime#Colorado
Forays into baking:
Cheddar Bacon Artisan Loaf. 
I wish for your sakes that this was Smellovision. 
Also, FYI, high altitude baking is a whole extra level of challenging, but oh so rewarding when it works. 
#baking#bread#mountainlife#photooftheday#rustic#artisan#highaltitude#Colorado
Dreaming of cooler days. 
A confluence of circumstances have limited my hiking/photo taking/sanity saving time lately. I am going out at dawn tomorrow- if I post it I must do it, right? It helps that this view is my reward for lack of sleep! 🙄🤔😁
#sunrise#mountains#sky#goals#photooftheday#motivation#mountainlife#Colorado
I have been rather obsessed with the Great British Baking Show lately. It has been a few years since I attempted something fancy. I’m pretty pleased with the Limoncello Cake with Mascarpone Frosting that I managed to produce today. (Mmmm....lemon) Dare I hope Paul and Mary would be pleased? And what to tackle next?
#baking#weekend#mountainlife#photooftheday#cake#GBBO#inspired#yum#pbsbakingshow#Colorado
Dad’s thriving orchids. 💐
The world seems new after last night’s intense rainstorm. The smoke from the nearby Weston Pass fire is, at least temporarily, washed from the air. Everything smells fresh and new. Last evening was almost twenty degrees cooler than the night before. We all, pups included, collectively sighed with relief and enjoyed the respite. So grateful. How is your weekend shaping up?
#rain#orchids#mountainlife#photooftheday#flowers#gratitude#blooms#macro#Colorado
Dad’s thriving orchids. 💐 The world seems new after last night’s intense rainstorm. The smoke from the nearby Weston Pass fire is, at least temporarily, washed from the air. Everything smells fresh and new. Last evening was almost twenty degrees cooler than the night before. We all, pups included, collectively sighed with relief and enjoyed the respite. So grateful. How is your weekend shaping up? #rain #orchids #mountainlife #photooftheday #flowers #gratitude #blooms #macro #Colorado 
Bud enjoyed a quick dip in the Arkansas to cool off mid-errands yesterday. 
#blueheeler#river#mountainlife#photooftheday#acd#cattledog#heeler#lovemyboy#summer#swim#Colorado
Happy Sunday! 
It is unbelievably hot, close to 90°F (32°C) for the last week. That is incredibly warm for our area, our elevation. Even the pups are lethargic.
We've been so worried about fire, always a concern at this time of year. But after a winter with little snowpack in the valley, and this heat, it is especially worrisome. Now there is a fire too, too close. The Fairplay fire, about 30 miles away. My thoughts are with my neighbors and the incredible firefighters who regularly risk their lives for the rest of us. Stay safe out there!! ❤✌
#flower#bloom#gold#mountainlife#photooftheday#heat#summertime#July#Colorado
Happy Sunday! It is unbelievably hot, close to 90°F (32°C) for the last week. That is incredibly warm for our area, our elevation. Even the pups are lethargic. We've been so worried about fire, always a concern at this time of year. But after a winter with little snowpack in the valley, and this heat, it is especially worrisome. Now there is a fire too, too close. The Fairplay fire, about 30 miles away. My thoughts are with my neighbors and the incredible firefighters who regularly risk their lives for the rest of us. Stay safe out there!! ❤✌ #flower #bloom #gold #mountainlife #photooftheday #heat #summertime #July #Colorado