Wednesday, September 9, 2009

our little swiss vacation

i got a bit camera happy this weekend. we went to ouray to camp, but when we arrived it was pouring down rain, so we got a hotel the first night.

couldn't be happier

this unwelcoming little sign was on the door at "mr. grumpypants brewery" (in case you can't read it, it says "it's not that we don't like kids, but we don't drink beer at your child's daycare either") glenn, who likes to get a beer at any brewery we see, insisted on entering anyway...

mr grumpypants himself, at said establishment

she's doing it!

all snuggled up in the hotel

there are few things better than a good cup of afternoon camp coffee

the view from our camp, in ampitheater campground

molly and simon love camping

in case you don't already know this about me, i LOVE beavers. they are my very favorite animal. i admire their creativity and industriousness and ingenuity and self-sufficiency and their TEETH. on one of our hikes, i was so sad to see that someone had kicked in this lodge, after all that hard work... there was still a very strong beaver smell; it must have been recent.

sweet new thistles, of the higher elevation variety

fall is coming

molly loves a good swim; simon won't go near the water

this strange little (manmade?) structure was in the crazy mustard colored water. glenn said it's from the iron in the mountains.

these might be some of my favorite photos i've ever taken. i didn't realize it when i was taking them, but there is the perfect reflection of mountains and clouds behind the goldfish.

junebug's first marshmallow...

oh my goodness

more? please?

deleriously good


KSpice said...

Make a beaver piece! I would love that. It would be very inspired!

Silver Sparrow Designs said...

i actually have a beaverish design in the works... it involves a lodge...

Rachel in Durango said...

Kristi, you have such a beautiful family and you are a talented photographer. Is June really walking? (damn those doctors!)

Silver Sparrow Designs said...

damn them is right! she's still a bit unsteady, but she's got it.