Thursday, 23. September 2010 20:32
What the simple life has to offer if one just has the moxie to go for it. How many wonderful things you experience if you just have the willingness to see them. Here are some things I have to be thankful for.
1) Foremost the rekindling of an old friendship that brings such deep feelings to bear. I’ll be headed to Arizona in November to visit my friend there. His presence in my life has had such a wonderful impact on me. We don’t always have second chances at friendships and this one means the world to me.
2) How wonderful it is to be close to my daughter sharing in her and her families lives. She has a new house, all pretty with deck and rock wall. Lots of new things inside. I am so thankful to her in laws Cindy and Bill MacDougall for making it possible for Heather and Malcolm to build an investment for themselves while living in a new comfy home. That is what family is all about!
3) Being here in Silverton to witness such dramatic beauty. I will never have words to share that will express the grandeur of this place at any season. But “The Colors” as we call them, just blows your mind.
Stepping out my door onto Greene Street.
View from my cash register at the convenient store (Conoco Station), family owned with Bill and Cindy MacDougall, Malcolm’s (my son-in law) parents. Mal is part owner and manages the store and Heather is their primary employ. I am so lucky that they have offered me employment so that my transition to Silverton has been seamless.
Another view from my cash register. How lucky am I??
And yet another view from inside the sore. If you look real close you can see the construction of the new bridge over Mineral Creek. But who cares about that when you see such amazing beauty just beyond.
About two or three times a week I eat breakfast at “The Bent Elbow”. I am sitting at my table on the outside patio waiting for my food when taking this picture. Yep this is my breakfast view. Who would not be thankful for this? The buildings across the street are part of what is known as the “Old Town Square” They include the stores, The Emporium, and Olde Tyme Photo shop both ran by my good friends Tommy and Patty Wipf. Up stairs over The Emporium on the right, the Wipf’s rent out the weekend vacation retreat, Lola’s Place. The rental use to be the home and place of business of Lola one of Silverton’s well known Madame’s on “Notorious Blair Street” famous for its many brothels. In fact, The Bent Elbow was a brothel housing several ladies of the night.
Another view from my breakfast table.
Here is a shot of Kendall Mountain, the mountain I climbed in an earlier blog post. Isn’t it just gorgeous!!! This shot was taken outside of the convenient store. To think this mountain is in Heather and Malcolm’s back yard…
No words can describe this… heading North-ish toward Ouray and taken out side the convenient store.
One of Sultann Mountains peaks as seen through an ornamental fence belonging to my yoga instructor.
.. and now for the grand poo pah!
Arrastra Gulch This where Heather and Malcolm were married 2 years ago. Malcolm took Heather up to see the colors there on their Anniversary this last September 20th. He took this picture. Makes me want to burst out with tears of awesomness!
Happy Thankful Thursday everyone. Try to find beauty in your life and embrace simplicity and give yourselves a break. Be grateful…
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