Sunday, September 6, 2015


I thought I would spin a great story about where I have been and what I have been doing over the past month but there is nothing much to say. The new home in a new state has taken our time. We've added  new species to the menagerie and changed the fencing from wire to composite material that has a twenty year guarantee. Other than a few day trips we are home bodies living very private lives.

We drove south to Colorado Springs for a long weekend. We hiked in The Garden of the Gods, hiked up a couple thousand steps on an old cog way from Manitou Springs, dove up Pikes Peak and also took the cog railway up. I never thought much about Pikes Peak until I saw how pervasive it is on the sky line. No matter what direction you view it from, it seems front and center.

We drove down to Canon City on our last day to visit the Royal Gorge. Everything is crowded with tourists, as it should be. We took the train from Canon City through the Gorge then walked the bridge and took the cable cars across and back, I took the Zip Line across but Ian couldn't handle it. I have to admit that it was terrifying at first but eventually, awe and excitement took over my emotions. I'll do it again some day.

There were forest fires some where in Colorado that made the air gray and hazy for a few days. It affected all of us, including the animals. Here we are acclimatizing to the altitude and breathing smoke at the same time.

We have decided to build a studio separate from the house. I feel like I need a place to "go to work".

Play is about pare for the two perverts that we are. Lots of rope work and extended stays in the dungeon. It's not like me to cramp up but it has happened here a few times. We talked to a doctor about it and he said it probably is the altitude again.


  1. Nice to hear from you. Glad you are enjoying the house and are settling in.
    Hope you had a good birthday.
    How is the place in Denver coming along?
    Please extend my best wishes to everyone and that you get acclimatised soon.

  2. Hi. Just back from another kayak trip - which keeps me energised and gives me a chance for some water colouring.

    Glad you had such a great time exploring a bit. Zip wires, yes they can be awesome. There is now one in Wales that is advertised as one of the longest, certainly in Europe. I definitely need (want) to go on that some time.

    The studio idea is a good one. The need to "go" sets the tone for the work too rather than just going to another room or part of the house. It may also keep the division between that side of life and the dungeon (fun) side.

    I'm glad you and Ian and the rest of the family are doing well. Give my best to the animals.