Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Our Summer's End

Sunday, the final day of summer.
Between work, family and home; my days are no longer my own.
I declared that Sunday should be a day in the mountains fishing. No chores-No work.
We headed over the Sierra via Carson's Pass and into Hope Valley.

The highest elevations produce these trees. I need to recall the name.

Our destination, a trout filled stream.

First attempts at fly fishing.

Climbing down to the creek to unsnag his line.

NOT his waders.....

A consultation...... where are the fish?

A view of Hope Valley. The weather was crisp and breezy.

I fished, watched clouds blow over the mountains, took pictures, and breathed deeply.

The trees aren't changing color yet. Brilliant patches of yellow aspens dot these hills in autumn.

"On the Rocks."

Cheese & crackers, a bottle of wine, NO corkscrew!

Jerry and Amy picnicking.

A parting shot as we hike out to head home.

In a couple of days, Jerry and I head to Colorado for a pack trip into the mountains. It may be warm, it may rain, it may snow, it will most certainly be an adventure.


lov ya mom said...

i take it, "No fish." nice lunch. i bet you did get the wine cork out, even without corkscrew. such nich areas in CA.

you and jerry have a real great time on your pack trip in CO. The weather will be just perfect for you.

Take care. XO to all

Jenn said...

What a beautiful, wonderful, relaxing way to spend the last official day of summer! I hope you found it as relaxing as you hoped.

I...um...mowed the lawn, rode a horse and mowed some more on my last day of summer. The grass...it won't stop growing!

Courtney said...

Looks beautiful and relaxing.

Enjoy your Colorado adventure.

di :) said...

no wonder you didn't answer your phone on Saturday. Hope you didn't even take it with you. have a good time in CO, (you and all the guys?!)

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

I was looking at the pictures and reading the captions and I sighed and then read, "...took pictures, and breathed deeply." So, that makes two of us!

Anonymous said...

My last day of Summer could have been like that too! All I had to do was close my eyes and remember your pictures. Have a GREAT time in Co. You must be taking my place. Just remember. It doesn't matter what the weather will be. Just remember where your at.IT WILL BE A GREAT TIME.

david said...

That last one was from DAVID

Debbie in CA : ) said...

I just love the rugged beauty of our Sierras. What a lovely way to bid farewell to Summer. : )

LadiesoftheHouse said...

What beautiful scenery--so different from where I live. Everything looks so clean. I hope you have a tremendous pack trip. I have a friend in Penrose, CO that packs a lot.

Karen Deborah said...

How is the pack trip? Great photos. Hopefully you can be home more.

Laura said...

Beautiful...almost surreal. In fact it made me dread fall a little less for a second there.

Coffee Bean said...

I love your pictures! I can't wait to hear about your trip to Colorado!

The no cork screw made me laugh.

di :) said...

ok...it's been 2 weeks, 14 days, since you've posted anything for us. Miss ya!

Karen Deborah said...

Where are you? Did you get bit by a snake in Colrado? You cannot just keep dropping off the face of the earth like this. Besides I need to ask you a vet question. I promise you can get even with a nurse question. With your crazy husband, you know. So what's up? ARe you working long distance and never home? your MISSED!!!!!