My Wife-in-Law and Woods Lake

My Wife-in-Law and Woods Lake

How beautiful is this? It’s Woods Lake in Colorado, and this picture came to me from another Frances along with an invitation to come up there and paint sometime. She won’t have to ask twice. Now Frances is Frances the First, who also happens to be His Grace’s first wife. […]

How beautiful is this? It’s Woods Lake in Colorado, and this picture came to me from another Frances along with an invitation to come up there and paint sometime. She won’t have to ask twice. Now Frances is Frances the First, who also happens to be His Grace’s first wife. (For new readers His Grace is my fiancé.) She is coming to the wedding, which is an honor. Also she is fun and funny and smart. The question is, what do I call her? My wife-in-law? We should probably discuss this.

Woods Lake, Colorado
Woods Lake, Colorado, via Frances I

You can catch a glimpse of her here at an Al  Fresco Autumn Dinner with family at the ranch last fall. (Scroll to to bottom of post.)

Meanwhile, I found a few more beautiful photos of Woods Lake, which looks to be very peaceful. And what with all the goings-on it takes around Rancho La Zaca to get ready for a wedding, I’m happy to find a little peace. The one below is by Jack Brauer at mountainphotographer.com It must look like this about now.

Woods Lake, Colorado, near Telluride, by Jack Brauer via mountainphotographer.com.
Woods Lake, Colorado, in autumn, by Jack Brauer via mountainphotographer.com.

The website ColoradoGeographic.com also has information about visiting Woods Lake and camping and what not. Camping, however, does not particularly interest Frances the First or Second (that would be me). My idea of camping is staying in a hotel that does not give you bath robes.

Woods Lake in early winter, via ColoradoGeographic.com
Woods Lake in early winter, via ColoradoGeographic.com

But this place is so beautiful, I can see how one would be called to commune with nature, immerse one’s self in the elements, hear the call of the meadow lark, eat pine bark and what not. This spring view also ColoradoGeographic.com

Spring in Woods Lake, via ColoradoGeographic.com
Spring in Woods Lake, via ColoradoGeographic.com

But I’m sure the mood would pass.

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