What a glorious day April has brought for us to enjoy in the warmth and sunshine of spring! Living at an altitude of 8000 feet in the southwestern Colorado mountains, winters can be long. Quite often, we see only snow on the ground for continuous months at a time. April will likely also bring snow, but they get wet and heavy this time of year and melt away quickly. Red hummingbird feeders start to appear on almost every home and even the campers of the summer visitors, the snow disappears and we emerge again.
Yesterday my husband ran outside to chase away a huge flock of rosy finches when he slipped in the overnight snowfall of just two inches and fell, face first, into a large boulder. As a result, today he is sporting a colorful black eye with scrapes still oozing blood.
My son notes that living here is not for everyone because life is rugged (meaning hard work) in this part of the world and often isolating.
But all you have to do is lift your eyes up and see the spectacular beauty that makes it all worthwhile. God displays his artwork on the magnificent canvas this area presents. Then mix in the loving and caring people who live in this small, bustling tourist town and you have found your paradise.
Thousands of tourists pour through our town during “the season”, which is from Memorial Day through mid-October, and things really bustle. A few still trickle in during the holidays and to climb and compete on our world famous blue ice in the Ouray Ice Park in January or February. But then the silence settles in and a beautiful blanket of white covers the spectacular view and it becomes a writer’s absolute dream.
Here are my two books that I hope you’ll check out and even write a review:
Both books are available as trade paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com and Nook and trade paperback at BarnesandNoble.com. Trade paperback also available from ShopOTPBooks.com. Signed copies available from the author.
FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST can also be purchased at All Romance eBooks at: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-footprintsinthefrost-1990300-152.html OR Apple’s iBooks at: https://itun.es/us/_-X0ab.l