Sun Valley is one of my favorite places on earth. To many, this glorious community is a resort destination. To me, it’s home. And to many, their favorite season in the Wood River Valley is winter with the famous ski slopes abounding in fresh snow glistening in sunshine. I love summer, the flowers and the smell of sagebrush mixed with aspen and pine. Oh, and the blue skies. Man, it doesn’t get much better. That said, another favorite season chases close behind . . . fall.
Beyond the stunning landscapes and mountain draws filled with color, this is the season where sheepherders like my dad bring their herds of sheep off the mountains and drive them home to winter and for lambing season. I can’t even begin to adequately describe the precious memories embedded in my soul. I will forever be grateful the good Lord destined me to live in Idaho on a sheep ranch as a child.
For those of you who were not so fortunate–I have good news! Every fall Sun Valley hosts the TRAILING OF THE SHEEP FESTIVAL. Held annually in October, people gather along the streets to watch a parade that includes SHEEP, camp wagons and Basque Oinkari dancers. Attendees of this years’ festival were not disappointed! Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy.
I have something else to share! This week, we released a new book in the Sun Valley Series. ALL FORE LOVE is a romantic short story in the LOVE ON VACATION books and is available for a short time at all ebook retailers for only $2.99. Get yours now!