Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Mighty Forest

In The Jungle The Mighty Jungle      The Lion Sleeps Tonight      In The Jungle The Quiet Jungle     The Lion Sleeps Tonight         Wee Heeheehee Weeoh  Aweem  Away   Wee Heehee Weeoh  Aweem   Away   Near The Village The Peaceful Village     The Lion Sleeps Tonight     Near The Village The Quite Village    The Lion Sleeps Tonight       Wee Heeheehee   Weeoh  Aweem  Away    Rrr La La La Weeoh  Aweem  Aweem  Away      Hush My Darling     Don't Fear    My Darling     The Lion Sleeps Tonight    


The Lion King 1994

ALL-STAR GAME:

I was all kinds of fired up about the All-Star Game Tuesday Night. Mainly because the game was played over in Denver and it is such a beautiful stadium. My fingers were crossed that the city would be showcased for its beauty. Well, we did see a tiny glimpse of the setting sun. 


So I pulled the cover off the BBQ and sparked that sucker to life. The pack of dogs watched my every move, all the food was free from the donation pick up by the way, as I removed the cellophane plastic from the Ribeye slabs. 


In the above photo, this is where I moved the BBQ for maximum viewing opportunities. You can still see the amount of toxic smoke in the air. YUCK 


But not for long as YOUR rain dances paid off. Thank You For THAT. After preparing the potatoes, corn, and bloody dead animal, I walked out back to a pleasant surprise. A very light rain began to fall. The temperature dropped dramatically and I found myself in my element. Barbecuing in the rain!!! So Dig It


And what do you know, I have friends!! Check Out These Faces!! During the All-Star game was a texting conversation with the Uncles in Sacramento CA. Come to find out, gathered by about the third inning, they weren't even watching the game. But I humored myself with tidbit informative texts because the dogs were useless after dinner and couldn't give a Ratz A$$ about baseball.  

CB:

Talk about the absolute best way to wake up??? How about surround by three sleepy dogs, rain tapping against the window pane, droplets dancing on the roof top, and the fresh smell of a saturated forest. Remember how I was hosting a pity party for myself about how smokey dry the air had become?? Remember That 


Well I thank you Mother Nature. Not only did it rain Tuesday night but it poured down at times. The cold light rain fell all day on Wednesday. I sat in this beautiful home and just watched as the rain hydrated the dry earth once again. The rain clouds completely engulfed the Mountain Peaks!! Visibility at times deteriorated to about across the street at best and some of the mountain wind gust were rather impressive. 


And by my side, Mr Moochie. He didn't care much for the house shaking thunder but he could eat if you were wondering. The other two could care less about lightning and thunder.  


CYCLING:

Walked the dogs in the rain last night and finally going for a proper ride today. Clear crisp clean air today and looking forward to stretching out the feeble legs. Not planning on crushing it by any means but just riding and smiling. 



And that is exactly what I did. A beautiful casual ride around the backside of Mt CB. Wildflowers painted the way, a wet forest provided my nostrils with decomposing earthy wood aromas, and I never saw another human throughout the ride. 


RADIO SHOW:

I will be hosting The Global Groove Show This Sunday The 18th at 9am Mountain Standard Time Zone. Here is the KAFM RADIO web site for live streaming. OR CLICK HERE ( thanx Mr Bill AND Perth ) Looking forward to the show and have all kinds of tasty Caribbean treats to serve up. Thanx in advance for streaming. 

Still pinch myself as it is difficult for me to believe that I am living here, sipping my morning Joe from this spot, and handsomely paid for running/hiking with the dogs. I am thankful for every moment. Sending Positive Vibes Your Way

Tomorrow Brings A New Milestone, Another Early Morning Start, And Possibly Fresh Oats Wheat & Barley, 

Cheers 

75 comments:

  1. Wow, that looks fabulous! CB for you! And those flowers! I am so happy that you're having such fun!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm Happy That You're Happy - So Fortunate To Be Here - And Surrounded By Canines For Three More Weeks - Be Well KB

      Cheers

      Delete
  2. I haven't watch all star game for ages. Cute little doggies.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well Right On - Glad You Like The Dogs

      Cheers

      Delete
  3. The photos are lovely and the dogs are lovely - take care.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Rain....maybe this evening I will succeed in running under the rain! I am sure you enjoyed the walk with the dog under the rain. ...and just now I am listening "Rain" by Uriah Heep!
    You are in a beautiful place, enjoy "Mother Nature"!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Rain Drops Were Falling On My Head - The Dogs Had A Blast - A True Beautiful Location

      Cheers

      Delete
  5. Sometimes rain can be so good. An enjoyable post to read. Nice.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Agreed Brother - Rejuvenating For Sure

      Cheers

      Delete
  6. Gorgeous views of the mountains and the flowers. I just love those cute dog faces, waiting for some food to drop and the sleeping dog are adorable. You are living in a beautiful place! Take care, have a happy weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So Gorgeous - And Yes, They Love Gathering In The Kitchen With Me - They Are Snoozing Much Better These Days - Finally Settling In Now

      Cheers

      Delete
  7. Replies
    1. Many More On The Way - Most Likely Sunday Night The 18th After The Radio Show - You Should See What I Saw This Morning - Like WoW

      Cheers

      Delete
  8. Wonderful photos, nature is spectacular. An amazing place to live.
    How delicious all this food looks.
    Hugs and all the best for you

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Special Town I'm In - Enjoying My Time In The Kitchen And The Dogs So Approve Of That Behavior - Big Hugs To You

      Cheers

      Delete
  9. Hi Travis, what a wonderful spot to spend a whole month! Those faces looking up sooo cute. Glad y'all got some rain I know it's def something to celebrate. My wish is that your Milestone brings great wisdom and and continued joy to your slice of the pie. Cheers!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So Fortunate - These Dogs Are A Classic - Looking Forward To This Next Trip Around The Sun

      Cheers

      Delete
  10. Hadn't heard about the rain. That is good news!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Was A Perfect Storm As Mostly A Light Rain - Few Times It Poured But No Big Deal - Might Rain Today So Fingers Crossed And Do That Happy Rain Dance For Us Out Here

      Cheers

      Delete
  11. Tolle Bilder, es ist doch immer wieder schön, in all der Natur. LG Romy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ich liebe es, so viel wie möglich draußen zu sein - Danke fürs Einchecken

      Cheers

      Delete
  12. Una buena historia, a través de esas bellas imágenes.

    Besos

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Obrigado por acompanhar - sempre aprecio suas palavras gentis - Aproveite o seu fim de semana

      Cheers

      Delete
  13. Dearest Travis,
    Glad you got rain for that area where the smoke now ended!
    The view is gorgeous, minus the nasty smoke of course but now things are fresh.
    Those dog faces... oh, they ware such helpers in putting away meat!
    Both of us got rained upon yesterday as we did our almost 36 km. The iPhone listed clear sky ALL day but surprise... I laughed as we got wet, felt great and we had no water in our subdivision so this was our free shower!
    With 33 C it feels wonderful.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You Have No Idea - Wildfire Smoke Doesn't Bother Me - Its All Those Plastic Particulates That Worries Me - YUCK - The Tribe Was Happy To Offer Their Assistance In Any Way Possible - Continue To Enjoy Those Rides NO MATTER The Distance - Free Showers, Will Take It

      Cheers

      Delete
  14. Stunning and beautiful country after the rain!! Absolutely perfect for a morning bike run. They nicknamed Colorado perfectly, didn't they? Truly "colorful".

    Your Bbq looks mighty tasty ...an ice cold COORS for me please!! ( Yes, it's still my beer of choice).

    Again, sweet dogs!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It Has Been Perfect, After The Rain - Would Have A 6'r In The Cooler For Ya For Sure - Do You Prefer The Mini Bottles Or The Good Ol American Aluminums

      Cheers

      Delete
  15. Great news that you had rain. Hope you have more to put out the fires and clear the air. Those doggie faces are so cute. Enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great news that the rain showed up. I noticed you had some assistants at the grill making sure everything was going fine. Don't want to mess up with those boys close by. :) Great photos, Padre. Your link to the radio station is wrong, it takes you right back to this blog.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My Assistants Ran Circles In The Deck Because Of The Dead Animal Aloft - Could You Tell I Was A Little Excited For The Show - Talk About A Rookie Mistake - Here ( https://www.kafmradio.org ) Is That Link For A Paste/Copy And I Thank You For Streaming, Correcting Me, And For All The Support Over The Years - Really Appreciate You Mr Bill

      Cheers

      Delete
  17. We're about to have a heatwave here, but knowing the UK, it probably won't last long. Rain is never far away. Beautiful scenery as always, and the food looks good.
    Alison

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Saw That - Keep Thinking Rain - Our Monsoon Season Is Ramping Up - Sure Hope It Prevails - Thanx For Checking In Alison

      Cheers

      Delete
  18. Thank you =) Yes I will travel to a friend today =) Thanks, enjoy your weekend too.

    Beautiful pictures =) I love those mountains and forests. As a child I love biking but the last years I didn't bike that much :D But now I want to cycle again at this place.
    Cheers

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cycling As A Child Was Freedom - My Little Legs Wouldn't Hold Up As Much Back Then But Its Paid Off Now - Plus, It Is Free - Enjoy Your Week Ahead

      Cheers

      Delete
  19. Very interesting post!
    Thanks for sharing 😍😍
    Regards:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank You As Always - All The Best

      Cheers

      Delete
  20. Very nice pictures. And what a lovely food. Nice post.

    Greetings, Marco

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Marco, Been Wondering About You - Thank You For Resurfacing And For Checking In - Be Well Brother

      Cheers

      Delete
  21. Thank you so much for all your heartwarming messages! You are a real support and rock for me! I hope to return to the blog soon. Big hug!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Welcome Back - Wish I Could Wrap My Arms Around You

      Cheers

      Delete
  22. Oh WOW, just finished this most amazing excursion with you. Thank you so much for taking me along!😉😊
    What a stunning view, and that barbeque looks SO inviting...especially the corn on the cob, one of my favourite foods!
    Your so vivid description of that thunderstorm sent the most delightful tingles down my spine...I am a sucker for thunderstorms...just as long as I observing through a window - I know, such a lilly-livered coward!! 😂
    As always, you've inspired me to get up off my ass and onto my bike...except that I don't have such a beautiful landscape to cycle around.🙄
    Will still give it a go though. I'm back into hospital on Tuesday, so this could be my last opportunity for a while!
    Thank you so much for this brilliant and absorbing post!😊😊

    Have a super Sunday!

    Hugs x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You Are So Very Welcome - BBQ'n In The Rain And A Delightful Outcome For Sure - My You Find Your Own Trail Of Life For Riding And Will Be Sending Positive Vibes Your Way On Tuesday - Stay Strong

      Cheers

      Delete
  23. The place looks to be my ideal summer retreat. Beautiful nature, cycling, delicious foods…, you couldn’t be happier. I love to wake up to the sound of rain, especially in my sizzling, scorching hot summer. I rooted for Ohtani-san from Japan.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That Is The Perfect Word For It, Retreat!! Loads Of Folks Pulling For Him And Read A Report About How Much Money He Donated Back. Very Impressive!!

      Cheers

      Delete
  24. The weather this is year is wild! We've gone from a severe drought to flooding rains. It's a roller coaster for sure. Looks like you are enjoying your 3 furry pals. Have you thought about getting another dog?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mother Nature Is Pissed - The Pack Is A Trip - Think About A Pup All The Time But Nope - Happy To Spend Time With Everyone Else Dog - Thanx For Checking In Wendy

      Cheers

      Delete
  25. Oh my gosh you are in heaven right now Padre AND being paid for it.. as the song goes 'who could ask for anything more'! Those cute canine faces looking up hoping for a barbequed treat. The wildflowers, the rain.. everything one needs for happy times. Btw the link you put to your radio show takes us right back to this post, check it out ✨

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Living The Dream While Appreciating Every Insignificant Moment - Such A Rookie Mistake On The Link - Mr Bill Gave Me The Heads Up - oops - Will Add The Replay Link On The Next Post - Thank You Perth

      Cheers

      Delete
  26. Isn't Mother Nature glorious? Thank her for summer rainstorms. They are my favorite! Those wildflowers are stunning. They'd really make me want to stop and smell the flowers. After indulging in some of that BBQ food that looks incredibly delicious!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Rain Falling And Rainbows Gleaming - Life At 9,000ft - Slow Down And Embrace The Flowers - All The Best This Week

      Cheers

      Delete
  27. Henry gives a big "HI"!
    I just have this in the "pipe" to come since days, blogger-land is funny at times!
    1994?! Time runs.

    Oh, July already, nearly end off and too "cold" for having fun with the bbq.
    LOL. In Australia we once had the dead animal ready, too - well, not once, of course - when heavy rain sat in. We lived in the car so the public bbq was the only choice. A boy passed by hectically on his boke, looked at us and hit a light full speed.
    LAughing in the rain is the best! Your meat looks yummy!

    Our basketball-guys train right around the corner, but I love American Football...
    Don´t know if I dare to say, but... I love and miss the sound and smell of rain.
    And poppies! And Caribbean music, ohhhhh.... Darn it, I missed it!!
    Wonderful place you found, cheers!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lion King From 94, Totally - Hard To Wrap My Mind Around The 20's Of July Tomorrow - Laughter And Dancing Is The Best Medicine Of All - Do You Follow A Particular Football Team - Here ( https://spinitron.com/KAFM/pl/13701663/Global-Groove ) Is The Link For Listening After The Fact - All The Best This Week

      Cheers

      Delete
  28. A lot of fun! Beautiful pics and deliciosu food!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself


    My Instagram

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Perfect Recipe For A Blog Update - Wouldn't You Say - Thanx For Checking In

      Cheers

      Delete
  29. i love thos flowers. And BBQ? oh i want to eat all of this food <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sure Wish I Had A Better Camera For Capturing These Beauties

      Cheers

      Delete
  30. I love forests, the scent and fresh air bretahable in these places always fascinated and relaxed me. Your grill looks very delicious and inviting.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That Earthy Breakdown Turns Me On For Sure - Only The Sound Of Air Moving Through Pine Needles Sets The Tone - So Enjoy BBQ'n

      Cheers

      Delete
  31. I've got some catching up to do I think. I love your dinner friends. We get that at my house too. And your dinner looks delicious. And the wildflowers and mountains are looking gorgeous. Glad you've had nice clear air. Its either been rain or humidity here. But it should clear out later this week. Looks like life is good!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Welcome Back And Nice Hearing From You Again - Hope You Are Well - The Dogs Love My Cooking - These Mountains Are Totally Gorgeous - Living The Good Life

      Cheers

      Delete
  32. What a wonderful post! So many great nature shots. Aren't forests the place to be! I love seeing the dogs. They are always adorable. Have a great day.

    P.S. The Lion King song is so cool!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well Thank You - The Dogs Are A Hand Full But So Worth It - Yes On The Lion King

      Cheers

      Delete
  33. lindos perros y bellos bosques te mando un beso

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Combinado em ambas as frentes - Cachorrinhos maravilhosos e Mountians lindos

      Cheers

      Delete