Sunday, October 17, 2010

Autumn Evening

[EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM - 32mm, f/3.5, ISO200, 1/2000, 10/17/2010]

The trees in the neighborhood to the north are looking colorful, so I snapped a shot. Not award winning, but it's the view from the back of the house.

Looking though the recent posts [Recent? Waddaya mean recent? The only thing recent here is dust!], I see that I am missing several updates.

On the camping front, after Bear Creek Lake Park, there was RMNP (Moraine) at the end of May, Lake Granby (Stillwater) in July, Turquoise Lake (Molly Brown, near Leadville) in September, and RMNP (Moraine) again a week later. The prior post with the pic was from the Sept RMNP trip.

On the home front, there was the house that blew up a block away (picture forthcoming). The home repairs/upgrades include new siding on the north wall of the house (to fix a leak coming in to the kitchen). New roof, gutters, and gutter screens. New counter top, sinks, faucets, and mirrors in the 2nd floor main bath (most of which was purchased about 2 years ago...) - still in progress. New brick columns, a short brick wall, and a wooden gate to replace the wooden gate that has been broken for the better part of a decade (gate was too heavy for the hinges, and bent them) - still in progress.

On the pet front, I don't think that I mentioned that the oldest cat we had, Zipper, got too old and moved along, at about 20 or 21 years. We entered 2010 with 4 cats and 2 dogs. Hopefully we won't end 2010 with less than 2 cats and 1 dog. Amber, the amazing blind diabetic dog did finally get cataract surgery in July. So now she is merely Amber, the not as amazing mostly blind diabetic dog. She is much happier now, being able to see some. I was expecting better sight, but I am happy that she is happier.

1 comment:

  1. A house blew up in your neighborhood? What? You drop that into your blog and just let it lie there, all alone, with no explanation??

    Happy to hear Amber is doing better.