Sunday, April 6, 2014

the good life





















From prehistoric surface sites to old cowboy camps to scenery that never quits, this place, this amazing, wonderful place, makes my heart sing and my head explode!
These photos were taken on the last day of our trip. Not only did we discover a brand new part of the mesa to explore, I took about a million pictures! Of course, I want to share each and every one with you....
Walking this earth is a gift, a learning experience, and just plain fun. The quote, "live every day like it's your last", is what comes to mind when I look at these photos. Each day was full of adventure and the pure joy of being alive. Not only am I so thankful the mesa and I found each other, I'm thankful to be able to share it with all of you!

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  1. I'm thankful that you're sharing it as well!! What beauty! I'd love to explore those old sites.
    Have a great week!

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    1. Heading back up this week! More exploring and sharing to come your way!! xx

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  2. ..."adventure and the pure joy of being alive."
    Music to my ears, you scrambler, rambler, nomad with two dogs with bandanas.
    You really need to find a way to JUST LIVE THERE.
    It's so endearing to hear your excitement, to feel your joy, right along with you. This Mesa , that dirt, everything there seems to engulf you in love. Pure love for the land.
    Have fun there. Again!
    xx

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    1. Thank you, Lynn. You've seen me go through the worst longing for my mesa and homesick feelings over the winter. But spring is here and I am THERE! We're working on living there, believe me! You will be visiting, but be warned....once you are THERE, you never forget the magical mesa!
      Leaving bright and early tomorrow morning, counting the hours! xoxo

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  3. Amazing finds - you seem to be so aware of your surroundings that these pieces of the past present themselves to you, knowing you will honour their story. Your photos of the mountains are gorgeous. Nice shots of the fur boys. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! I like to think the same thing....these things are gifts from the mesa. I treasure every find. Big dog kisses to you and yes, those mountains are amazing! xx

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  4. Ahhh happy days for you :) wonderful to see.
    I echo Mary Lou's sentiments, that you always see to find such amazing treasures. That pottery is a great find, how old do you think that would be?
    Lovely photos as always Julie xx

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    1. The pottery and pendant are about 800 years old, the arrowheads may be older. Yes, these are much happier days. Just needed to get back to the mesa! xx

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    2. Gosh isn't that amazing to find something that old and to be able to hold it in your hands.

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  5. Probably one of my favorite posts of yours so far!!! The photos are truly beautiful and your new found treasures are incredible. Is that pottery?? I've also decided that I want to come back as one of your dogs in my next life!! : ) Thank you for always sharing such beautiful bits and pieces of your adventures. I always look forward to them!! xo

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    1. Thank you! I can honestly say I had the best time discovering all these treasures, as well as sharing the photos with you! Yes, that is pottery, it's approximately 800 years old.
      This is the deal I have with my dogs....in the next life, they will be the humans and I will be their dog. I'm sure they would be glad to adopt you too! :)
      xoxo

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