This is the most awesome video, set over the Rocky Mountains. Breathtaking.
video by FEARMEUFOOL
Write up on the youtube page:
Venus and Jupiter cruise over Colorado’s iconic Flatiron Mountains in this video, shot from March 5-9, 2012 by Patrick Cullis
I love the cloud formations here. I think we get such unusual ones because we are right below the pass and so the winds are different here. Same reason I think we get more snow than areas close to us.
Anyway, today has been one of those long days working on a project and I am so tired. So, I wanted to share cloud pictures with you. Hope you enjoy.
- The Rugged Rocky Mountains (workthedream.wordpress.com)
- Sunset Rocky Mountain Style (workthedream.wordpress.com)
- Breathtaking lenticular clouds shine over Rockies (mnn.com)
- Clouds: Facts (libraryindus.wordpress.com)
- Breathtaking Cloud Formation Shines Over Rockies (livescience.com)
- Lenticular clouds over Colorado (whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com)
- Rocky Mountain High (traceblog.com)
I could not think of a more beautiful way to end the day. Son helped me capture these pictures.
Son took me for a ride in the country which is like driving miles and we are in the country. It was so nice. He drove about 20 miles an hour so the vertigo would not overtake me and I got to take lots of pictures. I so love the country and saw places I would love to own out there with no house around for miles. It was breath-taking.
Now, how would you like to live in this house? At first I thought it was part of the rock formation and as we got closer I was amazed to see someone had built their house on top of one of the rocky flat formations.
And a Closer View
I loved all the rock formations on this ride. I had not seen this area before.
I love the Rockies cause they are rugged and the people that moved out here are rugged too. I am a survivor and maybe that is why I have such a feeling for these majestic mountains.
I used to think that was just a song but since moving here and seeing them, I know it is not. Son is going to see if I can stand to be in the van and take me to where the antelopes play to take pictures today. I take them from the van. That is ….IF I can stand being in the van. With the vertigo, it feels like everything is flying by 100 miles an hour and makes me sick. I had to laugh as son just told me “don’t worry…I will drive slow”. ha ha
So hopefully I will have some antelope pictures to share soon. Meanwhile I will regale you with why I love the mountains. They are so beautiful. The Rocky mountains are rustic and a mixture of rock and some greenery. Highways are carved through the rock while the majestic mountains rise on either side. It really is an awesome place. We live over 6000 feet up and riding round still see peaks that rise above us ten and eleven thousand feet high. It truly is breathtaking.
Below is called the “Devil’s Stairs”
Indian Profile below. Legend is the Indian was left to guard and sat down there. It is a natural formation near LaVeta and on the Highway of Legends. I have to do only part as part of the highway of legends goes really high altitude and too high for me. I did get to see this. Loved it.
Below is taken from the plains side. In the summer the mountains have a hazy look. I think it must be the heat coming off the rocky tops.
Winter in paradise
I can not begin to tell you what it did for my inner soul to ride out into the country and see the land and my mountains. As you can see from the pictures, we are very close to the mountains and they rise up around our little town.
As you can see, we are at the mountains. If you go straight up this street to outskirts of town..about a mile..and turn left and right where you see those mountains…we live.
Now, some outside pictures from my ride yesterday. Hope you enjoy. This is starting into the open range…where the animals run free.
This is how much of the mountains I see from my doorstep.
And moving on with my ride.
I love how the ranches out here use the old wagon wheels for their fences.
And one of the dogs we saw. He was so cute. He could have jumped that fence at any time but didn’t. He would just prop up and watch you.
One of the things I love here is the diversity. We live on the west side and are close to the mountains…my beautiful mountains. But as you see, going out on the plain which is east of us puts you further away from the mountains. And the weather is contingent on which side of town you live on. LOL We are on the “get lots of snow side” and the plains get blown so much they don’t get as much. What you see is from the last snow and we got maybe three to four inches but on the plains it is varied depending on where their homes are.
Welcome to my world. Severe Vertigo has given me a new slant on life. I even see new places that never get dusted from down here. I was told not to prop up or sit up as that makes the buckboard rides from hell come on and so I am down here laying on my right side. Son even brought me my coffee with a straw in it so I could drink it easier and not pour it all over myself.
Having this has really put a new perspective on what being helpless is like and I have to say I don’t like it. Poor son has to help me with everything and I do mean everything. As lay here, I look around the room from this angle and this is what I see. Hope you enjoy the topsy-turvy view of my world now.
And for those of you not in the topsy-turvy world, here are a few upright pictures of Jack and my Mountains. And a big thank you to son for posting this.
Jack is sticking close to me. He does that when I am feeling really bad.
and of course my mountains…my beautiful mountains.
Wishing you all a wonderful day and hope that things are not topsy turvy in your corner of the world.
I am blessed that son got me pictures of this gorgeous sunset. They say that it is like this cause we are at the gateway to the Rockies. Whatever, I love it. I am still having huge problems and exhaustion seems to be the name of the game, so am going to let son upload all the pics and post for me. Hope you enjoy.
As I was sitting in my room last nite and looking out into the other part of the house, I was hit with overwhelming emotion…of feeling such strong feelings of joy that is hard to explain. We have worked for several years to reach this point. No, the dream is not done and we are still working hard every day, but a huge part of the dream has unfolded.
Sometimes the journey has been really hard for me, especially the part of all the work in this house and moving stuff. I came to tears the other nite telling my other son back east how frustrated I felt that I could not help son here like I used to. I can’t do the work I used to do and so the burden is on him alone. I try and I do what I can but the truth is, I can’t do a lot and so he works himself into exhausted sleep trying to get it all done and it never seems to end right now.
The roof needs the shingles on, the storage units need combining, the book shelves need putting up on the wall, the yard needs mowing and the list goes on. And that is when my disabilities bother me. When in my all terrain scooter, I could help do things outside if nothing more than be the “go-for” person to save him some steps. Now, to make you laugh, you have seen nothing until you see a man on a ladder coming off the roof and a woman on forearm crutches holding the ladder for him so it does not fall on this small concrete porch. I am sure he feels really secure. LOL
I am disabled with limited mobility and the house on the other side of the mountain was twice this size. I spent most of my time in my room because the hallway was so long to get to the kitchen and living room that some days it was too hard to make walking and since I try so hard to stay on my feet, it kept me limited in my scope of the house.
And last nite, as I was staring out the door, I got up and walked to the door and the full realization hit me that this part of the dream is finally here. I no longer live just in my bedroom. Everything is right outside my door within close range. This pic is looking through my doorway. See how close the kitchen is. And the second picture shows how close my coffee pot is.
And the living room and dining room are just steps away, not down a long hallway. Again this first picture is taken standing inside my bedroom door and looking through.
And the LR is just around the corner. So, I am able to live in all this house. The emotions of that realization is huge for someone disabled. Our world becomes smaller by our disabilities if we don’t have the assistive devices we need….like my good scooter. One day I will have that scooter repaired and can be part of the community and go to the library on my own or the museum. But, for now this house is perfect for me. It is laid out in such a way that it makes it possible for me to live in all of it. That is a dream come true. It is the kind of home I always wanted as far as the lay out…and each day, it becomes more and more the best home ever.
And so last nite, I was overwhelmed with emotions of realizing that this part of the dream has been reached. I am home. We are home. No, it is not and never will be my mountains, but it is home. The Creator, our God, knows better than us where we should be. It took us time to get here and sometimes time is in preparing us, to allow us to lessen our grip on the material and old life and allow us to accept a more simpler way of life. And I am so ever-blessed and my heart is full.
And yesterday was a day of being more leisurely. I got to do something I love to do…take pictures. My birds are too smart and had to sit in carport so they would not fly away. And I got to take great pics of the clouds out here…I love the clouds…they speak volumes of heaven and sometimes, the heavenly come down and view our world. and I love it.
- Comfort foods
- Dreams for the future
- Eating Out
- Etta James
- Female Impersonators
- heart center
- helping others
- New Year's Resolution
- Protection from fraud
- Rocky Mountains
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