I haven't forgotten about finishing up my England posts! However, this past week has been busy with job and house hunting! While the hoped for job has not come through yet, I believe that I have found my new home! An offer has been made and accepted and by mid-October, hopefully it will be mine! I love the way it nestles into the trees and how it sits away from the quiet road. It's such a lovely peaceful spot in a beautiful neighborhood!
Inside, there are so many appealing things, from the lovely fireplace with it's wonderful brass fender, to the beautiful hardwood floors and all the wonderful windows that let in so much light!
It has lovely built-in cabinets in what is meant to be a breakfast room, though the space will most likely become my painting studio! The house does need some work and I've been busy scouring the internet and Pinterest for ideas as well as visiting home improvement stores and gathering measurements and pricing components. There is an inspection to come later this week and estimates to get before it becomes mine! But oh, I am SO excited about this house! I can't wait to move in and truly make it mine!
One day this past week also saw another trip to the mountains to enjoy the fall color. Son Jonathan and I had a delightful day in Rocky Mountain National Park. It was just a few days after I had been there on my own and I was amazed at how much the color had advanced even in that short period of time!
Gold was the color of the day!
On the lodgepole pine, this year's cones have ripened to a lovely shade of russet. Love the way the needles curl around them!
The grasses have gone to shades of ochre. It's as though they are dancing and bowing to one another in the late afternoon sunlight.
Just beautiful. Sitting in these meadows watching the sunlight play on them makes for a delightful afternoon.
In some places, the aspen are still green, but it won't be long until this leafy canopy changes to a glowing golden one.
One of the highlights of Rocky Mountain National Park in the autumn is watching the Elk and listening to their bugling. That's what we were doing when a pair of Mule Deer headed our direction. We sat and watched as they came within 20 feet or so of us, completely unconcerned about us or the other people standing even closer to them just up the hill out of the photo. They browsed and ate while we watched and took lots of photos! What a treat to have such a lovely encounter with some magnificent animals!