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Friday:) Friends, Freezing Cold and More Photos

27 May

“If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires.”~Horace Traubel

A lot of traveling this past week. New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and back again. Today, we went from sunglasses and t-shirts to heavy coats and hats, and back again all in the same day.

A few pictures along the way. I think I only took 68 today.

My friends Jim and Molly, and a warm sunny day. Molly showed us around an old monastery in Snowmass. I’d tell you about it, but I had to take a vow of silence. (Just kidding) We did have to whisper though. I couldn’t take any pictures inside. (It was killing me) The view from the grounds were amazing.

My favorite picture from the monastery, looking at the snow capped mountain.

St. Benedict’s Monastery is a monastery in mountainous country of the U.S. state of Colorado. It is located in Pitkin County in the unincorporated town of Snowmass about 18 miles (29 km) northwest of Aspen. The monks are members of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, commonly called the Trappists.
Currently the monastery is home to about 16 monks. The monks live communally in the monastery. Their day is balanced by prayer, work, reading, and contemplation.
St. Benedict’s is located on over 3,000 acres (1,200 ha) of a scenic, semiarid valley in the foothills of the Elk Mountains, near the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. The monastery protects a large amount of open space in a sensitive area near important wildlife migration routes. The monks manage their ranchlands, operate a cookie bakery, and offer retreat facilities for groups and individuals. The retreat house and guest hermitages are located about 1 mile from the main monastery building.
More pictures while driving…

Independence Pass and snow. We threw snow balls and froze.

It was a good day. Hot, cold, and back again.