We are clinging to the last beautiful days of fall and tried to squeeze the last drops of warm weather out of a weekend in the mountains.
Nobletts---as beautiful as ever sans the stinging nettle-this is the time of year to hike it!
My little lesson from mother nature--the pine beetle has decimated so many trees, it is painful to see how many trees have fallen, but then again the forest floor is alive with new growth. I need to remember this when "beetles" attack--new growth is not far behind to replace it!
The aspen trunks are so much more white and vivid when the leaves have fallen.
Andy said, "This is a good hike, it makes me happy!" My thoughts exactly
One last stand of gold on the mountain.
Drew is no longer one of the boys--he is a man now!
Go, Go Power Rangers! (Although this weekend Captain America seemed to be the Super Hero of choice.)
Eli won every time--hmmm!
Eli wants to remind grandpa that he will be turning five and needs his own BB gun!
I love having everyone in the same room at night!
Uncle Zac put a "game camera" in the tree--it is fun to see what is on it in the morning!
Speaking of hunting, at the crack of dawn Isaac was in his camouflage and out stalking deer--good thing they double as pajamas
One more view from the camera--look out for Isaac Bambi!
Not so wild life--these two have bonded ( I have to post these pictures to drive my girls crazy!)