Weekly Photo Challenge – Lunchtime

My favorite meal is dinner. I like to spend time with Peter, relaxing, enjoying a glass of wine and preparing a savory repast. Lunchtime for me is usually a fruit smoothie at my desk while returning phone calls or writing therapy notes. But on weekends, my favorite place for lunch looks something like this…

Lunch at Red Mountain

Lunch at Red Mountain

Peter and I love to hike on weekends. We stop at our favorite bagel establishment – Gibbs – and pick-up bagel sandwiches. My favorite is chicken salad on a jalapeño/cheddar bagel with a bag of kettle chips and a half-sour pickle. We lovingly pack these wax-paper wrapped delicacies in our Camelbaks and carry them several miles (along with my camera) until we reach an overlook such as this, somewhere around lunchtime. We look for a rock on which to perch, and quietly munch. Ahhh, the joys of living in Colorado.

The photo challenges for the month of March embrace phoneography, and I must confess I did not take this photo with my iPhone. Instead, I had my Olympus XZ-1 with me for this shot. Please forgive me.

To learn more about the Weekly Photo Challenge, click here.

To learn more about Red Mountain Open Space, click here.

42 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Lunchtime

  1. marydpierce says:

    What a beautiful spot for lunch. Looks like a yummy parfait for dessert!

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  2. Beautiful. I have not done proper hill-walking for yonks, but went through the Lairig Ghru and Lairig an-Luie- Lairig means pass, these are in the Cairngorms. They make lunch particularly welcome.

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  3. What a gorgeous view! The bagel sandwiches and hikes reminds me of my parents relationship. We have a small bagel shop nearby and when they were “courting”, bagels and hikes were their favorite. Thanks for the smile about a good memory 🙂

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thank you! I’m glad it brought a smile your way. We’re so fortunate to live in such a wonderful place. The park where this photo was taken is only about an hour from our home (and the bagel shop is on the way! 🙂 )

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  5. Even scarfing a liverwurst sandwich on stale foam bread would taste a thousand times better while inhaling a view like that Cathy.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      This place makes every thing taste better! And I’m not crazy about liverwurst, but I do like chopped liver! I miss it from my days in Boston! Thanks, as always for the comment, V.

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  7. Candy Holman says:

    Hi Cathy, thank you for the beautiful picture and all the other pictures you shared. I really woild love to go hiking there some day, who knows, it could be with you. Wouldn’t that be fun? We may be visiting Santa Fe New Mexico in May. How far is that from you? We love to travel and have been blessed with an inheritance that we can use for that purpose. Hope to meet you in person some day.. Joy, Candy

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Hi Candy. There are so many wonderful places to hike in this part of the world! Santa Fe is about seven hours by car from us and we have been there many times. I did my Rolfing Advanced Certification there – for six weeks. I loved it! Yes, it would be lovely to meet you in person and go for a hike! Thank you!
      Hugs,
      Cathy

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  10. Brigitte says:

    All of this sounds wonderful, Cathy. The hike, the bagels, the scenery. Happy Weekend!

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  12. The Waiting says:

    That is so beautiful, Cathy! Your bagel lunch, that is. The photo isn’t too shabby either 😉

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  14. mimijk says:

    What a gorgeous tablecloth for your picnic…The earth lays a beautiful table, and you captured it perfectly..

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      I love that, Mimi! Earth’s tablecloth! We feel so blessed to be able to hike in these places that are so close by and Red Mountain is one of our favorites. Thank you so much!
      Hugs,
      Cathy

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  16. seabluelee says:

    They say that red enhances the appetite, and I can see how it would in this case. Your bagel sandwiches and your hike both sound delicious.

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  17. Your pics provide a beautiful sample of how gorgeous Red Mountain is. They are magnificent!!!!
    I have ridden my horse up there and love it too. How wonderful there is a new trail to your favorite spot!

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  18. unfetteredbs says:

    what a lovely day. Thanks for sharing and for making me hungry 🙂 I love being an arm-chair traveler on your blog

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  19. Oh fine. Now I’m just hungry. We found this awesome little restaurant in Boston called Budda C this weekend – ever been there?

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  21. Beautiful space for a picnic!

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  22. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Thank you, Dear One! It is a beautiful place for a picnic and we try and go at least once or twice every year!

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  23. Beautiful Cathy, what a view you must have as you eat your lunch. You live in an amazing place.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thank you, Athena! This park is about an hour’s drive north of our home and when we go hiking there, we set aside the day to do it but only after picking up lunch to carry to a beautiful spot such as this. Yes, we do live in an amazing place! The next time you’re in the States, I’d suggest a stop in Colorado. It truly is spectacular!

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  25. Written Intuitions says:

    Wide open space, gorgeous colors, in tune with nature….that’s freedom. Beautiful photo.

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