Friday, August 24, 2007


#1 Capulan Mt. area in New Mexico, #2 Mountains close to Raton, New Mexico, #3 Spanish Peaks, Colorado. #4 is a rain storm over the Cuchara Valley going west from Walsenburg, Colorado,#5 is an Elk and #6 is the view out the cabin window with the hummingbird feeder. They would buz by us when we put the feeder out of a morning and they would drink the whole feeder in a day.

A BEAR Story......

Jim and Sandy Lile came on Monday to spend the week with us in Cuchara. After unloading and emptying the contents of their ice chest, it was left on the porch of the cabin. We all know to be careful with food and not leave any in the cars or outside the cabin because of the bears. Who would think about an "empty" ice chest. Sometime during the night, a bear checked out the ice chest. There was a block of ice still in it and the bear must of rattled it and became curious with the hope of something to eat in it. The next morning, the ice chest was found in the weeds a short distance from the cabin open with claw marks on the lid. Obviously the bear was not happy when he found ice in the ice chest. So, even though we did not see a bear, we have proof that one visited us with the evidence of a clawed up ice chest.

A Hummingbird Story.....

Another interesting story is about the swarming hummingbirds around the feeder we hung by the window. We enjoyed watching the hummers dive bomb each other and fight to get their turn at the feeder. One afternoon Phil went out to the feeder and decided to put his finger over the perch by one of the flowers where the birds sit to eat their fill of the sugar water. The little birds would sit on Phil's finger rather than the perch. It was fun to watch. Now we call Phil the "Hummingbird Man" !

This is my last post on our Colorado trip. It was very enjoyable and relaxing. Cuchara and Catherine's Cabin has a special place in our hearts and minds. We can recall cool mountain breezes, the smell of pine trees and the clear mountain lakes when life gets too hectic back at work and here in the hot Texas summer. Home is good but if we could choose our second home it would be in the Cuchara Valley close to the Spanish Peaks in Colorful Colorado!

Canvas by Canvas is painting a mini series of fishing flies and fishing lures. Take a look at these 6x6 squares with an assortment of eye-catching flies and lures. They would make great gifts for any fisherman in your family!

To view more of Margie's art work, visit her webpage

Thanks for letting me share our vacation and come back to see the next post on MW Murals and More of a mural or a painting or who knows what !

Be sure and scroll down to see Baby Jack in his Bear Hat and Slippers!!!!!!

Also, Ella's two year birthday party, "A Cupcake Tea Party"!!!!!!

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