A Lovely Day in the Mountains

The ever changing view at this time of year is worth stopping for. The snow at higher elevations than my 8200 feet isn’t melting. The bluebird sky and the scent of pines greeted me as I hiked the Sourdough trail, the only hiker on a beautiful morning. Stopping along the way to admire the vibrantContinue reading “A Lovely Day in the Mountains”

When She Says Baby

This is the song Jason Aldean was singing when gunshots rang out. It’s a beautiful song from the Night Train CD which is one of my favorites. This particular song holds deep meaning in our house. I’m a country music fan, as anyone who knows me already knows. Some of my happiest memories have beenContinue reading “When She Says Baby”

Mother Nature has a sense of humor

October 2 and we have snow. I’m still new to the weather patterns here in the Rockies. If you’ll notice, the mini snowman is adjacent to plants that are still happily growing. The photos above are from a nearby hike less than twenty-four hours ago. Full fall colors and mostly blue skies. This exquisite flowerContinue reading “Mother Nature has a sense of humor”

Laura Roettiger #AMMConnect Bio

The magnificence of aspens and pine in fall. The book I’ll be submitting for #AuthorMentorMatch is Cruze Control a #YA story about mother/daughter relationship. 17-year-old Hanna lives with her family in Lake in the Pines,MN but wants to see the world, write music, and dance in music videos. Set in 1986 just before technology changedContinue reading “Laura Roettiger #AMMConnect Bio”

Switzerland Trail with the hiking honeys

When you are lucky enough to live at 8000 feet, just east of the continental divide, and are gifted with a perfect fall day for a hike, you stop to admire the beauty of nature. The juxtaposition of a bluebird sky and green-turning-to-golden aspens is not to be missed. Today is Rosh Hashanah, the JewishContinue reading “Switzerland Trail with the hiking honeys”

Mad Creek Trail Hike

I love hiking in the fall. The changing colors are Mother Nature at her best. Yesterday I went on the Mad Creek Trail in Steamboat Springs, CO for a lovely hike with an amazing group of Chicago women. We hiked to a historic barn and considered taking shelter there when the skies grew dark andContinue reading “Mad Creek Trail Hike”

Follow up to Managing Physical Pain

Two weeks ago I shared my thoughts on knee and shin splint pain leading to my decision to try acupuncture. The day after my first treatment, I felt considerably less pain but no increase in stability. Still, a marked improvement, making me feel good about my decision. I continued to wear my knee brace forContinue reading “Follow up to Managing Physical Pain”