Spending some thoughtful quiet time in nature recently, I identified where my heart is the most at peace. It is where i go in my head to find joy. It is where I think of Jesus meeting me regularly. It is not easy to find this particular convergence of nature in Colorado and I search … Continue reading Desires of my Heart Part 1
The beauty of the Texas Hill Country wildflowers were our introduction to the two week celebration of Fiesta San Antonio, Texas in April 2023. It was a dry winter but the wild flowers were yellow, red, and white through the fields. Of course, there were patches of bluebonnets, but they were past their prime in … Continue reading Viva Fiesta!!!!
What do you love about a specific flower or a garden? Words sometimes fail to describe overwhelming abundant beauty. The Denver Botanical Garden in June 2023 after unusual Spring rains, is a place of diverse planting and garden scenes. Every path takes you to a different view of well tended gardens. It is a … Continue reading Denver Botanical Garden Delight
I always have wanted to hike to Antelope Canyon in Arizona to see the rocks that look like waves – too remote and too restricted. I tried to hike in Zion National Park to the Slot Canyons, but they were filled with fast flowing water on my last visit. A week in Las Vegas allowed … Continue reading Canyons and Waves
Weird name for a National Park known for its red rock formations. There is one white grouping of rocks that resembles the US Capital. The Reef name came from the waterfall rock ripple in the earth that traverses 100 miles to Arizona and can be seen from space. We were only 62 miles from Lake … Continue reading Capital Reef National Park
It was the day of the visit to go to the High Mountains. There was no other day for my visiting friend and it rained. Clouds on High Mountains obscured the view of their glory. In the Western USA, we never complain about rain – the liquid from the sky is too precious. Stopped at … Continue reading Living Water Pours
11 Miles Canyon greets the driver with a roar of clear water after the entrance. It is located on State Highway 96 just South of Lake George, Colorado west of Woodland Park, CO. We headed into the 11 Miles Canyon (cost is $8 per car) to find a quiet place for reflection, silence and solitude. … Continue reading 11 Miles of Water Beauty
Out of Buena Vista, Colorado lies one of my favorite roads leading to Cottonwood Pass, and Crested Butte. It follows a beautiful creek, has Hot Springs and some of the favorite hikes of my past. Denny Creek parking lot was very full, so we traveled on to the Ptarmigan Lake Trail. Starting at 10,000 feet, … Continue reading Cottonwood Lake Lesson
The sign stated “Live to Hike Another Day” at the beginning of the trail in Palo Duro Canyon in Texas. This was followed by a sign telling you how much water you should have for each hour you expected to be hiking: 1 Gallon for each person and pet for a six mile hike. High … Continue reading Live to Hike Another Day?
The Silence of Nature allows reflection. Not matter how challenging today is with all the stress of disease, money, war and politics, I can be still in nature, and think about similar times in the past when I was much younger. I reflect on my peace, not because I have retired, but because I have … Continue reading Abilene Reflection