We've been taking a few walks each day, usually around our "loop," which is mostly flat, but also has a stretch that is a little bit of a hill. I've been a little out of breath when I get to the top of the hill. Then yesterday we walked down to the lake.
When we walked back up the hill, I had to stop for minute, and even Katie seemed to appreciate the little rest.
So, later I was talking to my neighbors and mentioned that I was surprised how these little walks are getting me out of breath. Katie, too. She said, "Remember, we're at 7,400 foot elevation." OH! Okay, in that case, I'm surprised I'm not MORE winded. I didn't even think about the elevation. What a relief.
Friday was so pretty with the clouds over the lake:
And the sunset was gorgeous:
The clouds after the sun went down:
Yesterday was kind of windy, and we had the wonderful sound of the wind in the trees, the clouds blowing in and out. It is supposed to be in the mid-80s today, light breezes - this is really the perfect weather. There must be good drafts over the lake this morning, there were a dozen big black birds soaring with the breezes, and three more coming from the other side of the lake to join them. I love watching them. I didn't have my camera with me when all the birds were soaring overhead, but I did get two yesterday.
This weekend is a free fishing weekend here at the lake, you don't need a fishing license. I heard from a man down the road that he had caught tons of fish, some really big. The man below walked past our campsite on the way to his car with his catch and I asked if I could get a shot of his fish:
I asked him if I could hold it. He had a string going through the fish's mouth that was tied on a stick, so he handed the stick to me. Wow, it was heavy! A little boy wanted to hold it after me, but he wasn't tall enough, so I lifted him up, and the man handed the boy the stick. The boy's weight was about doubled and almost too heavy for me. Quite a thrill to see a fish this big, I've never caught one near that size.
The sunset last night (Saturday) was so pretty, I guess they all are. Each evening, I run out with my camera and take a bunch of shots from different places, and every shot is beautiful. Maybe there just isn't a bad sunset.
That's it for today - time to loaf some more. Take a walk (Katie is bugging me). And then fix lunch. Play my favorite computer game. Maybe read more of my book. Life is good!
From Me and Katie, have a great Sunday, everyone! :)