Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The weekend had a wonderful start when we encountered a herd of antelope on the meadlow leading to the cabin. We seldon see them so close.
I walked solo every morning for an hour or so. The peace and beauty is an experience beyond my ability to describe. Back at the house, I enjoyed watching the clouds form over the cliffs across the canyon. They seemed to race towards me with flashes of lightning and then the rain freshened the air with that delightful fragrance.
The storm was soon over and the sun came out again. With it, the birds returned to the feeders and competed with the chipmunks for the seed. The chipmunks are amazing athletes! They climb out on the tree branches holding the feeders going right down the chain to get to the seed. When they have enough, they can leap the three or four feet to the tree trunk with no problem.
Sitting on the balcony, I manage to spend some time writing on my book in progress. One of the little stories from my grandfather is something that I think my Sparks Friends might enjoy so I will try to include it in a future blog.
When it was time to leave on Sunday afternoon, I wished that the family would just leave me for the next week all by myself. Of course, there is no way that could be. No transportation, no phone, limited solar power, no neighbors---any emergency and I would be stranded, but it is a lovely dream. And so, it is back to civilation, totally recharged and ready to face life with a smile.