But enough whining! I'm in my space. I have a new Autumn theme for my blog, and I have pictures to share ... a few at least. lol
I officially live in the Rocky Mountains ... something that I've always wanted to do. (Well, I don't know that I always wanted to live here, but I did always want to visit at least. I guess, we could consider it an extended visit of sorts.)
There's some things that I liked right off the bat. One of which is the blue skies ... reminds me of home.
But it certainly is a lot bumpier than back in Odessa, Texas, which was essentially flat as a pancake. This next one is the view down the driveway of the house where I stayed for the first few weeks.
One of the most extraordinary things about the area is the amount of deer there are around. When I was driving up in my U-Haul, I received several warnings to beware of the deer on the road. And even in town, they are quite used to being around people.
Here's one that spent almost every afternoon underneath the stairs of the deck of that house I stayed in.
I was not three feet away from her. However, we were separated by glass. I went into the laundry room one day, and she was just lying there calm as you please. She and her baby were in the yard all the time, and it wasn't uncommon to see six or seven around at any particular time.
I've seen deer before, of course, but I've never seen them behave this way except in petting zoos. I'm thinking that there must not be too much hunting locally. They don't seem to be afraid of people at all. The impression that I got from them as they watched me was more along the lines of, "What are you doing in our yard?" And this one under the deck kind of reminded me of my mother's dog. It certainly is different here.
So, I'll take a pause in the story here. Hopefully, this is not an aberration, and I'll have the time and energy to post more often. It's not like I'm writing five papers a week anymore. See you around the school yard.