Crystal Peak is the view from my writing nook.

Nature is essential for me and getting to live secluded in nature is mostly bliss. It is indeed romantic to live up in the mountains and write. Living at 9,000 feet, in one of the most remote areas in our country is not easy, comfortable or convenient and that keeps most people from living here – yet,  it’s one of the things that I love most about our lives in this little mountain village.  Crowds and traffic are not an issue. Instead of traffic lights, we wait for the deer to get out of the street. There is no mail delivery. We catch up with our neighbors when we retrieve our mail.  

Julie in the Mountains

"The most precious gift we can give one another is letting them know they matter." 
Julie A R Stephens