Autumn Equinox in Colorado

Unlike most living things that gain energy through food, trees get their energy from sunlight. Chlorophyll, a chemical inside leaves, converts this sunlight into energy for the trees through a process called photosynthesis. However, during the equinox there is far less sunlight than usual, which means less energy for the trees. This shift in sunlight is the main reason the leaves change color and fall from the trees in autumn. It’s one of the most beautiful times of the year in my opinion. Continue reading “Autumn Equinox in Colorado”

Cité de Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne is famous for it’s medieval fortress and wine-making, with three distinct wine appellations in the area. Upon arrival I felt as if I had stepped into a fairytale. The fortified city itself consists essentially of a concentric design of two outer walls with 53 towers and spiky turrets built over time. Continue reading “Cité de Carcassonne, France”

Mornos and Nîems, France

We drove through fabulous villages with Roman ruins and along country roads with Charolais cattle dotting the hills. Eventually we found our way to the South of France. We made a stop in a tiny spot called Mornos. It was similar to an Italian village with it’s narrow cobblestone streets and as with all villages in Europe there’s a history. From the 10th century, the Earl of Toulouse owned this picturesque medieval community. Continue reading “Mornos and Nîems, France”