Cattle cause traffic during a cattle drive in a small Colorado town. ©Victoria Lise 2018.

Fall Cattle Drive

Cattle drives are a common scene here in the valley. A valley rich in ranching history. Many of these families have weathered generations of harsh climate and tough work.  As the weather changes, the cattle is herded down valley, where the altitude is lower and the snow doesn’t accumulate quite like it does in the Butte. In cities, cars cause the traffic, in mountain towns, cattle do. Hundreds of vocal cows travel the roadways with ranchers on horseback and cattle dogs in tow. The horses hooves on the asphalt, mixed with the cowboys whistle, and mooing cows make a song…

Aspens diverse color palette along Kebler Pass, Colorado. ©Victoria Lise 2018.

Autumns Aura

Although Aspen trees are one living organism connected through their root system, they still strut their individuality, mostly visible within their changing leaves and watchful eyes. Without Aspens, Autumn wouldn’t have the same aura around here. The vividness of color can be electrifying, soulful, and sensationally stimulating.  Pine trees keep their deep timbre-green needles the whole year through, offering not only contrast but a grand compliment to their fellow community grove members. What a lovely, harmonious relationship.  The leaves have now fallen, decorating trails along the valley floor like rose petals often do a wedding aisle, leaving the faintest scent…

Jenny Rose Restaurant Sign. ©Victoria Lise 2018

Timeless Treasures from The Road

Happy Tuesday friends, trailblazers, and road runners! Over the last 12 days my crew (husband + dog) and I have been on the road, on the beach, and in the desert. It was another amazing road trip and I collected quite the treasures to share with you all. My favorite souvenirs are (surprise, surprise) photographs and while at the start of our trip I was shocked with how little I was using my camera, I did end up taking more than a fair share of snaps. Like I’ve said here before “we miss 100% of the shots we never take”. I have…

Victoria Lise Walks Dirt Road Colorado Color

My Golden Birthday And Decade of Freedom

Today is my birthday! Not only my birthday but my golden birthday! For those who aren’t familiar with golden birthdays (I wasn’t until last year when my mother in law informed me) it is when your age and the numerical date of your birthday match. So in my case I’m 28 on the 28th! Today is also much more significant to me than just my golden birthday, though I feel it’s very sychronistic that my golden birthday falls on the day I celebrate a decade of freedom. You see, I could be celebrating that I’ve been an adult for 10…