Fall Into Reading 2009

Fall is finally here, although it feels like winter here in Colorado… cold and snowy! Katrina at Callapidder Days has come up with the perfect challenge to celebrate the season. She is hosting another reading challenge, Fall Into Reading 2009. I participated in her Spring into Reading challenge and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join along for another.

For this challenge you put together a list of books you want to read between September 22 and December 20 and then simply read them. Your list can be as long or as short as you’d like and you can modify at any time during the challenge. This is a low-pressure challenge that should be fun. You can join along at anytime during the challenge and you can sign up at: Fall Into Reading 2009.

I have chosen to read eleven twelve thirteen books by our 20 December deadline. As of today my list is relatively short compared to others that are participating in the challenge. I’m sure once I visit more participants blogs, more will be added.


Happy reading and thanks for visiting ~ Jovi

Reading Challenge

Once again Katrina at Callapidder Days is hosting another reading challenge, Fall Into Reading 2009. I participated in her spring challenge and made my reading list manageable (six books)… after visiting other participant’s blogs I added more books to my reading list… I read ten of my twelve books I had listed and was able to read one from my list over the summer. I've been working on my list and I’ll have plenty more to add once the challenge starts.

For this challenge you put together a list of books you want to read between September 22 and December 20 and then simply read them. If you would like more information on the challenge, which doesn’t officially start until 22 September you can find it here: Fall Into Reading 2009: The Basics.

Lunar Eclipse

Maybe after a few years of piano lessons I will feel confident with my playing to post a video, until then I will just share some videos from You Tube.

I found this wonderful video of a talented young lady from The Piano School, who is playing the piece Lunar Eclipse. Lunar Eclipse is the piece that I’m currently working on, I just need to memorize it and then I can move onto my next piece, which is Carol of the Bells.

Once again this is NOT me playing, enjoy ~


Do you believe I actually thought about stamping last night? I’ve stopped taking the sleeping medication that was prescribed to me (it was no longer working), so now that I can’t sleep… I was going to pull out some House Mouse & Penny Black stamps and trying a few challenges. Practicing the piano late at night while everyone is sleeping isn’t a good thing. I didn’t make anything, but I thought about it.

Until next time, thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day ~ Jovi

Mt. Evans

Yesterday I rode to Mt. Evans, 258 miles, seven hours, the entire time just me… and loved it. Mt. Evans is the highest paved road in North America, elevation at summit 14,240 feet. It is one of 54 fourteeners (mountains with peaks over 14,000 feet) in Colorado, and the closest fourteener to Denver. I just have to mention that my carbureted Low Rider had no problems at that altitude.

In the early days of Colorado tourism, Mount Evans and Denver were often in competition with Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs. After a toll road was built to the summit of Pikes Peak, Robert Speer, mayor of Denver, asked for funds to build a road to the summit of Mount Evans. Construction began in 1917 and finished in 1927. As of 2009, the Mount Evans Scenic Byway leading to the summit overlook is the highest paved road in North America.

I was a little disappointed with the view from the summit, there was a lot of haze from the California wildfires, but I was still able to get a few great shots. I would love to go back sometime after Memorial Day to get pictures of the surrounding snow topped peaks.

I was originally going to ride to Mt. Evans this past Sunday with a group, but, after waking up to cool temps, along with fog and drizzle… the trip was a no go. I’m glad I was able to make time to ride yesterday because on September 8th CDOT (Colorado Department of Transportation) will close the top five miles (just above summit last) for the 2009 season.



Summit Lake


Mountain Goat


Pika


Crest House (also known as Summit House), burned on Sept 1, 1979 and was not rebuilt, but the rock foundation and wall remain.


The view from the summit, there was a lot of haze from the California wildfires.


After leaving Mt. Evans I took CO103 to CO74, great decision… that route was fabulous.


I have more photos of my ride posted at Flickr, thanks for visiting ~ Jovi