Adventures sometimes just happen. Unexpectedly even. And so it was on the last day of a trip to a friend’s ranch in Livermore, Colorado. My friend, the owner of the ranch and an ATV, said, Let’s take a ride, and in no time at all, I grabbed my camera and hopped in. We headed to Prairie Divide where textured landscapes lay on either side of rutted dirt roads — great country for ATVing and pointing at vistas filled with tundra, rocks, pine trees, and the occasional farmhouse.
We found an old limb that my friend vowed to return and pick up with the aid of stronger arms than I had. This is gonna look great in my yard, she said. (She has a good eye.)
We marveled at a budding pine cone so green and soft in its infancy.
And then we found what we came for: more rocks covered in greenish gray lichen to add to the framework of her curved bed garden back at the ranch.
Altogether — the ride, the finds, the textures and friendship — formed a memory: a perfect day in Colorado.
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