Chris and I were again very privileged to be invited to another concert at Red Rocks. This time Jackson Browne was playing. We had cocktails and dinner before the show. At least this time it was not raining, you could really enjoy the amazing views while watching the concert. Thanks Robin and the gang for the invite.
The weather has been amazing, and so one day, I decided to take some "ME" time, get out of the city and what better place to do that than in the mountains. I drove to a park in Evergreen, Elk meadows, and went on a lovely long hike. The views were amazing, the weather perfect and with nothing but the sound of nature, it was bliss.
After a great hike, some home made saamies, I decided to go for a scenic drive up to Mt Evans. You can see and feel fall is in the air, as the Aspens are starting to change. Echo lake was stunning, and you could just sit and chill next to this beautiful place all day long. I found a pic-nic site which has the most amazing views over the mountains, definitely a place to take my visitors. It's always good to take some time out on your own, and have some alone time.
Contemplating the world from a view
The weekend only continues to get better. We went to Eerie to visit Iwan and Liezl for the night. As usual, the food was amazing, Iwan and Liezl really know how to cook. We met their neighbours who came over, and after watching the Bokke beat Australia, we really started celebrating. The next day, the guys played golf while Liezl and I snuggled up with a DVD and a pizza. Aaahhh, what a great end to a amazing weekend.
My rose bushes were trashed after the crazy storm 2 months ago. I am not sure what happened, maybe the roses felt like they had a good pruning, but they have just blossomed in the past 2 weeks. Love it!
Our garden is looking lovely, so sad to think in 2 months time it will be covered in snow )-:
The strangest thing happened last week, sitting in my study, a "swarm" of birds, like a black cloud landed in the garden, there were hundreds, in the front and back. They looked like little black starlings, and it sounded like an avery all around me. I tried to take some photo's but chased them away when I opened the door. Some came back, but not nearly as many as there were. I think that they were migrating to somewhere.
Melissa and Arts Wedding:
On Saturday, Chris and I headed to Breckenridge for the long awaited Art and Melissa wedding. After 2 accidents on the highway, we finally arrived at our hotel, "The Great Divide" Lodge. Shuttles were arranged to collect us at the hotel and take us up to Ten Mile Station. It was so strange seeing this mountain without snow, knowing we skied on the road we were driving up.
The views from Ten Mile Station (in Winter a restaurant and Apri-Ski spot).
Melissa looked amazing, and so happy!
The pastor was fantastic, dressed in a suite with her cowboy boots, she did a Indian Blessing at the end, which was very special.
Melissa's boss, Ken and his wife Sandra, sat at our table. What a great couple. Chris and Ken got horribly drunk on tequila, while Sandra and I danced.
Mrs Pieters and me
Hungover in front of Starbucks
The main street in Breck
We got invited to a Brunch at the House the Bowman family rented for the week. The house could fit approx. 20 people, and it had great views. It was great seeing everyone after the big night, and Art and Melissa looked blissfully happy, Congrats guys!!!