|Joe, Jake, and Kerrie, with Fox the Dog|
When Jake and Kerrie were busy with work and classes, Joe and I enjoyed some amazing views while walking trails along Boulder Creek, and in Settlers Park and Chautauqua Park.
On Saturday, when we all had the whole day to spend together, we walked in the James Peak Wilderness area, mostly uphill (seemed Escher-like to me, anyway!), at an elevation above 9000 feet.
The scenery was glorious, and we had a great visit! We also got to see a train disappear into the mountain, via the Moffat Train Tunnel. Very cool.
|Me, Kerrie, Jake, and Fox.|
When we returned home, the weather was still fairly warm for fall, but the forecast for this coming weekend includes what may be our first frost. Sometime in the next couple of days I will need to bring in the remaining peppers and eggplants, but those are the last warm-season crops still in the yard.
All the cool-season crops will be fine, even if the temperature drops below the predicted 34 degrees F.
The geraniums will need to be brought in, the dirt shook off and the bare plants tucked into brown paper bags to store in the cool garage. Once or twice through the winter I'll soak their roots in water for a couple of hours before dropping them back into their bags, then next spring, when it warms enough to set those plants outside again, I'll trim the tops back and replant them.
|Me! This is the "walk" on which I encountered a cactus.|
|Fox, Kerrie, and Jake, well outside the Moffat Train Tunnel.|
Are all the other gardens ready for winter?