Visit to Westcliffe

For those who follow my newsletter and posts you know that I live in Colorado and I love to travel. Last year we went to Westcliffe to see about buying a couple of acres or our retirement home. Not only did we find the prettiest little piece of land we fell in love with Westcliffe. We try to “visit” our land as much as we can, it brings us such peace and tranquility. We went in January and in March. This is one of my favorite pictures, it’s the road into Westcliffe with the view of the Sangre de Cristo mountains.

The picture below are also from January, we went to the DeWeese Reservoir. It was pretty chilly. Of course we saw lots of deer.

This month we went to Westcliffe again and the weather was perfect. Last month I wrote about creating custom fused glass memory pieces with ashes inside. When I make cremains pieces I normally have extra ashes. I asked her what she wanted me to do with them. She said her husband liked to look at the stars. I didn’t hesitate, Westcliffe is a dark skies community and has an observatory. So I took some pictures of the area and made a video for her.

We went to one of our favorite places and found this great old tree. I just love nature.

These pictures are from our land, it could not have been a better day. We just listened to the birds, felt the sun on our faces, smelled the pinon trees, and then we watched as a golden eagle soared above us. Truly a little piece of heaven.

One of the things we love to do is to do something new each time we go to Westcliffe. This month we drove up to the old ski runs. It’s a private conference center now so we didn’t see much but it as a nice drive. On the way back we drove be this awesome old school from the 1880’s. I loved it especially the old well and outhouses.

On the way back down the mountains we looked toward the Wet Mountains. We can even see Pikes Peak. What a wonderful view.

I so love this area, I hope y’all understand why it is so important to me to show our journey to our forever home.

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Keeping my kiln warm,


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