Here are a few photos of a nice afternoon ride we took around the cabin on the 4 wheeler this summer. The Crazy Mountains are a beautiful place to be. This was a sort of last hurrah knowing that the work on the cabin was going to get very real, very shortly. So we dedicated the whole weekend to goofing off.
A lot of the mountain wild flowers were starting to peek out. It was cool, and beautiful, and the flies were not tormenting us.
We caught this gal taking a nap not far off the trail.
I was sorry we had disturbed her, but she didn't seem to be too bothered by Us.
I had taken Declan on short rides on the scooter and 4 wheeler, but this ride was a couple of hours, and she loved every minute! Since we've gotten Piper, she has gone on a few not quite as long jaunts, and is also quite the mountain girl. I just tuck one under each arm, ride on the back while Bruce drives, and off we go!
We came across this old abandoned cabin, which was quite large. I wonder if it was a family homestead back in the day, which many people often left for “proper houses” closer to town eventually. I wouldn't think someone would go to the trouble of building a weekend cabin just to let it fall to such ruin.
Since there were so many flowers coming out, there was an abundance of butterflies nectar hunting. I was able to catch a few shots of this one.
A lot of the old pine trees at higher elevations were covered with this moss. They looked a little spooky.
There are some pretty spectacular views to be had in the Crazies. I cannot tell you how blessed we feel to have a little piece of this paradise.
Such a wonderful day!
Now back to reality, and the labor of love that lies in front of us! YIKES! A humongous labor of love!