Time is fleeting and we're down to just a few days before we head east and back into the heat and humidity. Of course, the weather here is picture perfect and it is hard to leave this beautiful fall. But, the selling season is beginning in earnest in TV and we hope it is the buying season for someone as well.
Meanwhile, around here, the dust has been flying. We opted to have the stone on the fireplace continued up to the top....the mantle was too high and there were some other modifications needed. Lloyd, the talented mason, spent 5 days on that very high scaffolding. He was an interesting sort, a Montrose native who is not what he appears. He is well educated and very smart and very talented.....but his truck, covered in camouflage and his slow drawl, laid-back persona and wayward hair were an interesting picture. I learned all about elk hunting with a bow as that was his goal once the fireplace was finished. He also talked about the massive homes and stone work that he has done in Telluride and in the surrounding ranches. We are very pleased with the final product but
the amount of fine stone dust that permeated every surface was staggering. We covered what we could and closed doors but it took 2 days of wet dusting and mopping repeatedly to get rid of it.
We're still waiting for painters (note sample colors on the wall) but that may happen while we're gone. The current color is a grey with lavender tones in certain light.
Just a bit of color ..... my neighbors coleus in her entry which are quite massive and beautiful.
Altho it is not peak aspen color, we needed a mountain fix.... we headed up Last Dollar Road....the back way to Telluride.
There are many aspen stands along this road and when the sun shines thru the gold shimmering leaves, it is a goal of photographers to try and capture the color.
If you take the paved road to Telluride, you follow that canyon in the foreground. Altho very pretty, we prefer the high road.
We'll talk soon, either on the road or from the tropics.