Marmalade Skies over Whetstone. Victoria Lise 2017

Backdoor Sunset

While we’re still waiting for the snow to fly over our end of the western slope, the palette of the late evenings skies have been heart-stirring. Even the sunrises have been overwhelmingly moving and spine-tingling but gone within a moments notice. You may remember my post(s) from last winter Too Much of a Good Thing or Crested Butte Buried in the West Elks , how utterly shocking it was to be under 300+ inches of snow in a matter of weeks, even for a town that loves snow. This year is completely opposite and entirely shocking in its own right. Never have I witnessed…

Small Business Saturday

Hi there my friends! Hope you all are enjoying the weekend. In celebration of my 100th post and the holiday season I’ve decided to showcase a few small companies that make the conscious consumer happy. While Target may have its purpose it’s got nothing on the small business owner handcrafting each of their own products. It is so important as consumers to support businesses who care about the environment, their workers (should they have any), and their customers. When we take it upon ourselves to buy from people who care more about quality and less about quick dollar quantity we…

A desert highway. Victoria Lise 2017

The Mojave Desert Pt. 2

Hi again friends! I’ve returned with Pt. 2 of the Mojave Desert series. I am so grateful so many of you enjoyed Pt. 1’s photos and content. It truly is an honor to be able to share with you the magic of many places and the adventures in between. So let’s get to it shall we? The desert has a way with re-centering my perspective and altering how I view my priorities. Nature itself always draws me deep into introspection, giving the space which encourages a clear mind and a less anxious nervous system. Which is largely why I live…

The Nevada Desert. Victoria Lise 2017

The Mojave Desert Pt. 1

Hi my friends! I hope you all have been well, fine, and dandy! Last week we packed the truck and headed west to explore Nevada’s desert and soak up the record high temps. Since moving back to Colorado, 4 years ago, the Nevada desert has become like a second home, one I can’t seem to stop venturing back to. In just about 9 hours on a wide open road and you find yourself in a completely different climate and landscape. Not to mention the drive west from Colorado is incredibly beautiful, even breathtaking. And If you’re familiar with the highways…

Victoria Lise relaxing in Chalk river.

Mt. Princeton Hotspring Adventure

Mt. Princeton was exceptional in every way, from the pristine, relaxing environment, health oriented meals, and courteous, friendly staff ready to go above and beyond for their guests. Overnight guests have access to the relaxation pool, Japanese cascading pools, steam room, sauna as well as the exercise pool, chalk river, fitness room/classes and historic bath house. The warmth of the pools and river can be appreciated long into the evening, (until 10 or 11 p.m.) and should not be missed. Underneath a clear, star-blanketed Rocky Mountain sky with steam rising from the earth heated waters and the sound of moving water from the Chalk river, one can feel the depth of natures nurturing essence.