Ranch Life

Ahhh, Fall.

October 21, 2013

It’s taken me a couple years since I moved to the ranch, but I think I’m starting to like the fall out west better than back east. The first couple years we always went back to the east around the first/second week of October to visit family and friends and to see the changing seasons, but this year we went back too early and fall had not quite arrived yet, but when we returned home to the ranch the fall colors were at their peak and I fell in love.

After an extremely hot and dry summer we were relieved with some unexpected rainfall in September. This was a big deal for the ranch. For the record, Sean has never seen it rain in September and for the second record, his dad can’t remember it raining this much in September either. This was such a beautiful blessing, since we hadn’t had any irrigation water since June so our grass had a little time to re-grow before the winter. More rain and grass is always a blessing. The rain showers produced some glorious rainbows. I have to say that I think we have the most amazing rainbows here in our little valley.

Stunning
Stunning
Puddles on the road in September?! It can't be!
Puddles on the road in September?! It can’t be!

Since we had such a wonderful rainfall in September we are experiencing an amazing display of colors as the trees begin to turn colors. Yes, we don’t have as many trees out on the high desert but the trees that we do have are absolutely beautiful and would brighten anyone’s day if they had to the chance to walk through our small patches of woods.

Glorious aspens
Glorious aspens
An array of colors
An array of colors

As I awake every morning during the fall to the hard frost on the ground I can look out the front door and see beauty surrounding me. I love it here. Seasons have a new meaning when your lively-hood revolves around it. As fall tapers off we will approach the dormant time of year, where we relax, slow down and visit with friends and family.

Fall beauty at it's best.
Fall beauty at it’s best.

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