Friday, October 10, 2008

Morning Traffic

On my way to work this morning I was stopped by what is typical for this time of year, a herd of sheep moving down the street directly at me. I love watching them as they move like a school of fish around obstacles (like my car!). The expert ranchers control them with their dogs, whistling, calling, stopping for a nod with the hat and "howdy". It's a nice distraction from the usual morning routine. This weekend is the annual "Trailing of the Sheep" where the sheepherders take their flocks right through downtown as on lookers cheer and celebrate a long tradition of Basque sheep herders in the area.

Winter is closer than I thought, 3"-6" of snow is expected today. It seems like we went right over fall into winter, never a bad thing in this town as everyone has 'ski fever'.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Fall is here! The chill in the air, the orange, red, and yellow leaves, pumpkins, Halloween, Thanksgiving, firewood...We are lucky to live in an area where the seasons are very true to form. I thought I would share some of the beautiful pictures Zach took yesterday while working.