Friday, December 5, 2014

Doin' It All, Late Fall

I've always loved the confluence of farming, mountains, recreation, and throwback western lifestyle found here in Driggs, Idaho. Driving back home from a work trip in late October, this classic scene caught my eye...and I managed to get a photo.

Yes, it really is about more than just riding my bike. But wow, it's been a stellar fall for that!

Indian summer lingered long - colorful and delicious. It was probably the best I've experienced in 20 Teton Valley years. 

On the handful of rainy days, Melissa & I ventured out hiking...and Romeo chased squirrels.  

Beyond Driggs, there was a work convention up in beautiful Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. I can't believe I'd never been there before; the combination of water, mountains, evergreens everywhere, and super-friendly people simply blew me away. 

Thanksgiving brought some good time with family down in Salt Lake City, and even a little football. 

Eventually, snow arrived. We're fortunate to have extensive nordic grooming here in Teton Valley, including one area just two miles from my house...with views to ski for. Romeo loves it. 

Ultimately, late fall & early winter are about slowing down. Less daylight means more cozy "hygge" time by the fire - and I like it. Happy Winter.