First a quick note that I am participating in a Goodreads Giveaway, where publishers and authors offer drawings for free books. My Giveaway runs through August 16 for book two in my Rock Shop Mystery series, Stone Cold Case.
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I confess I haven't gotten as much writing done this summer as I had intended. The call of the outdoors is too strong. One can only do so much writing on the deck before a garden plot in need of weeding or harvesting lures one away.
We have also been making progress civilizing our mountain property by installing electricity, and soon a well.
We won't do much to change the land. The point of having a place in the mountains is to enjoy the rugged beauty, and the peace of the great open spaces. No plans for a lawn, or leveling the rolling hills. Electricity and a flush toilet are, however, must have items.
We have seen deer many times on our mountain acres. A recent weekend we saw antelope for the first time. Later, we had to wait for a herd of cattle to cross the dirt road.
This has been a rare summer of plentiful rain. The mountains are covered with flowers. Ranchers are cutting hay multiple times from fields unusually lush. Dormant ponds are full and seasonal streams are overflowing.
I want to be careful to tuck these memories away. This is Colorado, after all. We are certain to fall back into a cycle of drought soon enough.
And as a postscript to a previous blog, the professional electrician installed the proper boxes and connections on the pole that almost did in my husband.
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