Our attempt to hike at the Continental Divide was a total wash...literally!
There is still 1-2 feet of snow on the ground at 11,000 feet.
Instead, we stopped at Treasure Falls.
Memorial Day ushered in a cold front and howling winds that dropped the temperatures in Pagosa Springs down to 29 degrees. This is the effect it had on the surrounds of the lookout area of the falls.
Stunningly beautiful icicles everywhere!
We will just have to hike at lower elevations for awhile.
Autumn Houses is progressing nicely. Hope I can keep up my present enthusiam for this project. I've said it before...I love fall colors and pumpkins and quilts with houses in them.
Also managed to get a handle on the weeds in my perrenial garden, plus add a few more plants and subdivide others. Since our growing season is so short, my garden will not be in its full glory until later this summer or early fall. Today's goal is to get the vegetable garden planted and my tomato plant installed in the greenhouse. Maybe I'll put in some bell peppers to keep it company. DH wanted strawberries, so he has built a screened cage to protect them from the birds. Hope it works! Carrots, green beans, zucchini and pumpkins will join them. We are keeping the garden small this year.
My goal today is to finish one more 1880 block and then sew together the next row. It will be just over half done then! I am anxious to get to the black and pink border!
If I get that done, then I give myself permission to piece a quick small quilt. Got the pattern for Grandpap's Cards by Carol Hopkins Designs in the mail yesterday. I had seen the quilt in Temecula and managed to find the perfect taupe fabric, so stay tuned.