Last call

The end

The end

There are things we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind.  But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world; it’s the beginning of a new life.

~ Unattributed

So.  This is it.  My last post here at Life in the Bogs.  From here on out, you will find me at Breezes at Dawn, my new blog home.  Please join me there so we can continue our adventures together.

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Jump (Thursday Travels)

If it’s Thursday, this must be the Paint Mines.

The theme for NaBloPoMo in June is Jump.  I won’t be participating because it’s unlikely I will be able to post every day even if I wanted to do a daily post, but I do like the theme which is described as:

Jump into a new project, jump into a new idea, and most certainly jump into something that terrifies you so you can get over it.  We’re going to look at things that make us happy so we can jump for joy through our words.  And we’re going to look at things that make us nervous and jumpy.

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Everybody needs beauty (Thursday Travels)

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.

~ John Muir

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Moving inward (Thursday Travels)

Finally, we’re going to walk the interior portion of the Paint Mines. (If you’re new here and want to catch up, you’ll find a list of previous Thursday Travels at the bottom of this post.  Or, if you don’t want to catch up, all you need to know is that we’re at the Calhan Paint Mines in El Paso County, Colorado.)

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Back to the mines (Thursday Travels)

When we left off last week, we were just working our way down to the Paint Mines.  It was cloudy, breezy, and storms were rumbling off in the distance.

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The Eastern Plains (Thursday Travels)

According to Wikipedia, the source of all knowledge these days, the Eastern Plains of Colorado are part of the High Plains which are in turn the westernmost part of the Great Plains.    It is said that the Eastern Plains of Colorado are semi-arid, receiving very little rainfall throughout the year.  M and I timed our trip to the plains to coincide with some of that rainfall.  Not intentionally.  It just worked out that way.

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Thursday Travels

Somewhere near the Calhan Paint Mines in Colorado.

One of my goals this year is to sort through photos from our trips to Colorado in 2009 and 2010.  Many of them have not seen the light of day since they were taken, and that means they haven’t appeared on my blog or been seen in print.

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