Maroon Bells located near Aspen, Colorado was incredible to photograph this year. The rains this summer produced one of the most gorgeous fall foliage displays seen in the past 30 years here in the Roaring Fork Valley. This video was made with stills taken with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel camera, video from an iPad, and iMovie.
Our dear dog, Sadie who has recently past her 11th birthday (or is it the 12th?), has been showing signs of thinning hair. Doesn't that figure, that you have a dog with the coat of a llama living in hot, dry Amarillo, Texas and then when you move to chilly Carbondale, Colorado, she starts to lose her hair? Actually, we've taken Sadie to our new vet and had her tested for all kinds of possible reasons she is losing her hair: thyroid, Cushings disease, fungal culture, mites and now that those have all turned up negative, we are now trying melatonin doses. We'll see if that works in the next 7-8 weeks. But in the meantime, I couldn't stand to watch her little back legs shiver in the single digit temperatures. Sadie loves to be outdoors no matter how cold it is!! So we found her a chic new jacket at Paddywack's in El Jebel. Now all she needs are those doggles for the bright sun! Or maybe I need the doggles to shield my eyes from her bright jacket!