During our holiday weekend in Vail, breakfasts at the Alpine club became a cozy family ritual for us with Mike's parents. Whether we went our separate ways during the day, or ventured out together, we rose every morning to breakfast en famille and greet friends at the club.
 While snapping photos, I noticed that the "theme" around the club has an emphasis on deer. It's funny, because although I have seen plenty of bears, a few foxes, some elk, and even a couple of ermine, I can't remember ever seeing a deer in Arrowhead. Certainly they are there, but interestingly deer are among the most skittish residents of the valley, and seldom seen unless they leap across the roadways at dusk. Still, the deer theme around the alpine club is so sweet that I thought I'd sketch this little mule deer to go with this post.
 3-D tick-tack-toe.
 Steel-cut oatmeal with dried cranberries and brown sugar.
 I love the spotted deer cushion on the leather sofa.


Ana Degenaar said...

I love those photos and their collection. So inspiring.

Yoli said...

What a devine weekend! That first painting over the fireplace looks like it was made by you. I love your deer sketches.

Jg. for FatScribe said...

nothing like summer in the mountains. my personal fave was north shore in tahoe. good to see you all are still living the good life and loving each other!

kenza said...

This post gives out such a nice feeling... Thank you!