. . barefoot farmgirl

. . barefoot farmgirl

Friday, August 15, 2014

HIKING THE "GALLOPING GOOSE" TRAIL

 On top of Lizard Head Pass, with a summit elevation of 10,000 ft.  (The peaks around are higher, including three of Colorado's "14-ers"). Hubby and I were hiking the Galloping Goose Trail which is a driveable train grade road that once saw a train called the Galloping Goose traveling over it . . . very high, very steep and very rocky!
Beautiful mountain escape day this week!!


Saturday, August 9, 2014

ROCKY MOUNTAIN THISTLE . . . and a BEE

My hubby and I are trying to take one day each week and head for the mountains for an escape, to hike, picnic, enjoy the beauty of the Colorado Rockies and get some cool, clear, fresh air.
I try to get photos along the way using my cell phone.  This last week we were in an area with two different kinds of thistle plants, most of which were quite tall.  This one was probably 6 1/2 feel tall . . . it was way over my head.   I loved the bee that was enjoying it!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

TRACTOR SEAT SMILE

I grew up on a farm.  My dad used Allis Chalmers tractors, which, for the most part, were orange.  This is a seat from one of his old tractors that sits right there at the edge of my herb garden.
When walking past there one day I looked at it and I definitely saw a smile!  A smiling tractor seat!  How fun!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

BRAMBLE and ME . . . on a HIKE!

I love "my mountains" and, as we did last summer, my hubby and I are trying to take one day a week to go on a mountain escape.  We can hike, picnic, soak our feet in the Dolores River . . . whatever. we want to enjoy the coolness, quiet, and stunning beauty of our Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Bramble loves to go to the mountains as well and is an excellent hiker dog.  She stays on the trail, stays with us and just enjoys it so much.
This hike was near Little Bear trail and we chose some lavender wild mountain asters for our foreground.  Lots of wonderful, beautiful wild flowers!

Friday, July 25, 2014

COLORADO COLUMBINE

The Colorado Columbine is the Colorado state flower and grows wild in the mountains of Colorado.  It can be found in any number of places, including growing up through cracks in rocks which seems almost impossible.  They are also my favorite flower and I am always looking for them when we are on our mountain getaways.  This one and a few others near it are growing near some Colorado Blue Spruce trees along the Little Bear Trail high in the San Juan Mountains range of the Colorado Rocky mountains.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

MR. COCKA-DOODLE-BLUE

This adorable soft sculpture rooster was given to me by a farmgirl friend, Debbie.  I named him "Mr. Cocka-doodle-blue" and he goes glamping with my daughter, Robin and me!  He's just one of our glamping companions.  Last summer he went with us on our 3-Week Glamping Roadtrip, traveling over 4000 miles with us!  He sits in the back window of whatever vehicle we're driving and smiles at folks following us.
When not traveling he sits on a display table in my living room area and reminds me fond glamping memories!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

JULY 4th GLAMPING

This photo is actually from a glamping adventure my daughter, Robin, and I enjoyed in 2012.  We spent five days by the Dolores River at Priest Gulch Campground, nearby to my house here in southwest Colorado.  We were there on the holiday as well and just enjoyed the daylights out of the holiday . . . and the entire time we were there!