Skyline Drive

Where the mountain meets the sky.
 Skyline Drive.
Approximately 10,000 plus feet in elevation.  Click on the link below to read amazing facts about this area of the Manti- LaSal National Forest.
Skyline Drive is one of the highest roads in the United States.
 It is where we drive each week to take Spencer back to work.
It's where we found this new bottle tree.
Someone had to have used a ladder, or shimmied up this Aspen tree
 to place the bottles on it.

Finally.... someone found a way to use those plentiful brown beer bottles.

I wonder how long it will last.

Will the wind blow them off?

Will a bear tear them off?

Will other people add to the bottle tree?

Guess we'll wait to see.

Attitude of gratitude:
~I'm grateful that we are heading out this morning to Satterwhites to pick up some lumber for building some of our fences.
~I'm grateful that my sweet hubby has a day off today and that we can spend the day together.
Sure.. we'll be 'working', getting projects done.... but we'll be spending time together and that's what matters.
~I'm grateful the 'girls' are doing well and are healthy. Didn't really want new baby chicks right now... but they sure are cute! Now, lets just hope we get the barn done in the next few weeks so that by the time they feather out.. we'll have someplace to house them.


  1. I love aspens- they are my favorite tree- I guess that's one way to get the beer bottles out of the ditch, but I'd rather they go for a different color- maybe they should switch to wine bottles? :)

  2. I have heard of this high altitude drive but have never taken it. Looks beautiful. The bottle tree looks interesting...Glad you can spend the day with your husband. It's it great just to know he is home? That is the way I feel with my oft' away hubby. Have a great day! Thanks for the post.

  3. I love Aspen trees. So pretty!

  4. You have such a beautiful place door a drive! I may find some neat treasures, but I sure don't have the beautiful country air to breath in like you, for that I am very green! :) xo Heather

  5. I've never heard of the high altitude drive. It sounds like fun.
    I gave you an award (actually 2) on my blog today.

  6. We haven't been on a Skyline Drive for a long while. I think we might be packin' a Saturday afternoon lunch (and maybe the fishing poles) really soon!

  7. What a beautiful drive! I like the bottle tree. It'll be interesting to see how it changes and the branches grow.

  8. Learned something new. Never saw such a tall bottle tree.

  9. A beautiful drive. Hope you and hubby had a nice day together.

  10. Well, that's a new bottle tree to me!! LOL! I hope they didn't fall out while placing those bottles. hee hee. Hope y'all had a wonderful day, Kerin! blessings ~ tanna

  11. I haven't heard of this drive, sounds interesting! As does the bottle tree. Haven't seen many of those, either! Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

  12. How fun!! Let us know how long they last up there.


  13. Yes, wonder how long they will last. Someone young enough to shimmy up the tree had to have put them there! My old bones...not.


  14. That is a beautiful place! Love the bottle tree...
    I hope you put up some chick pics soon! *wink*

  15. What a cool place. Looks very peaceful.

    Keep us posted about the tree.


  16. Kerin, just stopping by again to thank you for the nice comments on my blog...I am on goodreads and love it. Add me as a friend on goodreads if you want...Deborah Jones....we have some family in Utah (my husband's) but are currently living in Arizona and have been here for the last 11 years. Really, we've lived all over the country. Love your blog!

  17. oops....I wrote my last comment on my hubby's computer so I think it linked to HIS blog..sorry for any confusion. --Debbie at Keeping Up With the Joneses

  18. I learn something every time I stop by! Love the drive, the trees....we have no aspen or birch and I think they are so beautiful. I tried to get a few of my bottles in the ground but they topple they use a piece of rerod first in the ground?
    Don't work too hard now! Yeah're "always workin and never sittin"! LOL! Take care!

  19. Our blog is inspiring! So glad I stumbled upon it!
    -Erin @

  20. wow that is high Kerin...(:) pretty too..
    thanks on my
    Potting benches ..hugs..p

  21. Quite a tree there dear.. I wonder what will happen to them, too..
    Sorry I have been missing lately.. Should be back to normal soon..
    Have a blessed weekend, my friend..

  22. That looks to be one beautiful drive. I had to do a double take on the bottle tree...I hadn't read the caption yet and thought "those are bottles in that tree!" LOL
    I must have missed it somewhere but what is it that Spencer does in the mountains?


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