rocky mountains

Be Kind

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We just returned from vacation in Colorado.  I love the beach but desired to see a completely different landscape.  You can’t get more different than the Rocky Mountains.  I saw a wild moose!  And elk!  Wanted to see a black bear but no such luck.  Nor did I see the longhorn sheep or mountain goats, but had fun looking.

Those mountains are gorgeous.  Humbling.  Massive.  Those ponderosa pines blow me away.  We visited Garden of the Gods and Pike’s Peak.  The best part was simply choosing a direction and driving mountain roads.  The views!  The snow!

We as individuals are served well by immersing ourselves into nature….where there’s no service to our phones … and breathe it all in.  We are so tiny and the earth is so large.  My belief is that Mother Earth will survive us, despite our attempts to kill it off. She will eventually shake us off and live her own life free from the fleas of humanity for her days are numbered, too.

Peace.

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Colorado

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I won’t be on here for a bit (not that many will notice!), because we are heading to Colorado.  Just.  For.  Grins.  The above photo was taken several years ago when we drove cross country to Nevada.  We were spinning through the Rocky Mountains in November and snow was on the ground from West Virginia all the way to Nevada.  I wasn’t thrilled about going cross country BUT with a deal that we wouldn’t drive 10 hours a day AND we would stop often and walk AND we would stop at every state line visitor center….I agreed.  The eastern side of the country was more boring to be because I’d seen it already many, many times.  But Kansas on I was in love!  Driving is the way to go for sure as far as sight-seeing, but for efficiency’s sake we are flying this time and seeing whatever we please.  I’ll be back.

Road Trip!

Road Trip!

Missed me?! We drove cross country from the sands of North Carolina beaches to the sands of the high desert of Nevada. Our journey took us through North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Nevada. I took scads of photos “on the fly” as the husband drove. By the time we arrived at our destination I was getting pretty good at capturing scenes going mach speed! This one image is from the Rocky Mountains. I’ll post more as I process them, however I’m finding the images aren’t quite living up to my memories. That ever happen to anyone else?