Pike's Peak seen through the scrub oak
I woke early this morning to the wind howling yet another day. The humidity is low, too, which means another "red flag warning" day. There is a bit of green here in the Wets but on the plains it's looking brown and dry. I got up at just before 6 am - because there are few things I like better than to make coffee at the break of dawn and NOT go to work. The habit is to pour a cup and then wander from window to window to savor the four directions.
My youngest daughter, Madeline, has returned home for awhile. She has brought Rooster, the blue heeler, back with her and her huge yellow cat, Moses. Last night my middle duaghter, Emily, came home for the weekend and she brought her dog, Bear, with her. We now have four dogs and two cats who are used to being allowed in the house. My first task this morning was to feed them all (the animals, not the daughters) and send them outside to play. They've been in and out all day.
My daughters each are moving on their journeys through this time and I am honored that they allow me to be, in some small way, part of them still. They are truly my pride and joy. My daughters, not the animals.
So, I'm wrapping the day up now and stopping to reflect again. Despite the wind which has only just now calmed it was a lovely day. The daughters have gone together to a girlfriend's 30th birthday party and Jerry is downstairs making some music. He's wooing me, I think........