No laboring for us today, here in Grand Lake, Colorado. We plan to put the canoe in the water…after it warms up a bit. It is sunny and beautiful here at about 45 degrees this morning. Plus, we are in no hurry to do anything, and are just enjoying being lazy.
I did ‘labor’ the other day and made this necklace for a little sweetie pie and was going to deliver it to NH:
So now it will get mailed instead. It is made with freshwater pearls and pink cat’s eye beads. Even wee girls need real pearls! And I also made two pairs of earrings, but failed to take photos. I left one set (black agate) for the motel maid as a thank you.
Estes Park was super crowded with people yesterday, so we made haste to get away from there and enjoyed the 48 mile drive from EP to Grand Lake through beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park. Almost the whole way has been resurfaced since we were here a few years ago, plus there is a new campground on the GL side.
There wasn’t much snow left up top, and with all the clouds hiding good sunlight, I didn’t take many photos. We were sad to see all the devastation the pine beetles have done to the trees out west, and the park was not spared. They are at least cutting down the dead trees near buildings and places where falling trees will be a danger to the folks.
We drove back into the park at dusk, and were disappointed that we did not see a single furry critter. Normally, we’ve seen dozens of animals: deer, elk, moose, and even a wolf. I sure hope we have better luck this evening, because we’ll be right back up there to check it out.
Have a safe and fun holiday, y’all!