ONE: Family. We were honored this month to host my younger brother and his wife. For years we have descended upon their home in Colorado to enjoy their company and the ski slopes; we were delighted to finally return the favor in a locale that approaches the beauty of their home state. (Most of the pictures in this post are from their visit.) No surprise - they were as generous as always - they brought this chainsaw-carved bear as a gift, ultimately destined for our log home.
|Bouquet from Spousal Unit!
TWO: Sparkling skies. What is it about cooler temperatures that sharpens the Cerulean sky, the White of the clouds, and any other Crayola color that happens to hit our retina?
|Stanton Lake with Great Northern Mountain in the background
|North Fork of the Flathead River
|Outside our front door
Middle Fork of the Flathead River looking into Glacier National Park;
opposite side of the river features the Western Larch, a pine tree
that transforms into Yellow in the fall and drops its needles
Bridge on trail to Holland Falls
Mix in family, a mountain hike in the snow, a stunning view, and s'mores - that's what I call an exceptional 24 hours.
FIVE: Pumpkins. Don't you just adore this seasonal squash?
Then you would have to "fall" head over heels for a pumpkin patch at the foot of the mountains ...
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