This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Early morning splendor...


Walked out of the house this morning at 7:30AM for a walk with Izzy, and had to go back inside to get my camera.  This was the view from my driveway.  The mountains looked GORGEOUS!

I can't wait to see what they look like tomorrow after all the pouring rain today...and still, the biggest storm is yet to come...

Izzy and I met an Italian lady and her little Yorkie named Bocce (Botch-ee) like the Italian bowling game.  Izzy was IN LOVE!  Such a cute little guy...


Continuing on our walk, I had to have a double-take looking at the mountains.  They looked like clouds at a quick glance...

It almost reminded me of the Alps the way the mountains towered above the valley below our neighborhood glistening in the rising morning sun.

Other early walkers and gawkers were out admiring the majestic beauty of the snow laden mountains.  One man asked if I noticed the fog that had rolled in covering the Las Vegas valley.  We NEVER get fog!



This shot is a bit blurry, I probably zoomed in too much... but I wanted to capture the fog below the mountains.

The news channels were promoting great skiing up on Mt. Charleston.  Piles and piles of snow!

By the time we were back home having breakfast, the wind was kicking up and it became over cast....shortly thereafter, it was pouring rain and did so the rest of the day.

Can't wait to see what splendor Mother Nature and El Nino will bring us tomorrow...

5 comments:

Wander to the Wayside said...

At first glance I thought they were clouds, and now I'm totally jealous of your view of the mountains! We used to live in the foothills in Colorado, and the morning view would take your breath away. There's just something about mountains! I miss that, though we now have a little tree covered ridge out our east facing front door that sometimes shows off an incredible sunset in the west.

I'm also jealous of you having a nice neighborhood to walk Izzy in! We have a tiny neighborhood (two short streets), and most are not into landscaping (young families who are busy working twelve hours a day), so it's a boring walk...with large dogs allowed to run loose because the owners can't or won't put up a fence, and are too lazy to walk them, so they just open the door to let them (the dogs) take themselves for a walk. Drives me crazy. There's nothing more frightening than walking your little chihuahua and having a 50# dog come up and run circles around you, and you not knowing what the true disposition of the dog is, and your dog's frantic barking egging the bigger dog on. Dog Whisperer, where are you when I need you!

Glad you've gotten back into your routine so quickly, and Izzy must be especially happy about it!

Mari said...

Beautiful!

Cozy Little House said...

Wow, we don't have mountains around here. I can't imagine having them in view during my walks. That would be sooo nice!
Brenda

Jarmara Falconer said...

What wonderful pictures. I'm so sorry to hear about your father. My family and I are going through the same with our mother. Best wishes to you all.

Donna B said...

Wander...I answered you already via email..so good to talk with you again.

Thank you Mari...

Cozy (Brenda)...thank you for stopping by...I will share my mts with you...

Jamara...I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. Feel free to email me or stopy by again for any info you might need regarding this hideous disease. donnab6464@gmail.com. Thank you for visiting, hope to see you again soon.