This Sunday, Hubby and I took a drive up into the mountains to Red Feather Lakes. While there wasn’t too much to the town (took us literally 2 seconds to drive through it!!) the ride up and around the town was beautiful. Since our originally plan went a bit bust, we decided to take the scenic route back and stop if we saw any hiking trails. We decided on route that wound through the mountains. I kid you not when I say it took my breath away. Rounding a curve we saw a little pull off and got out to stretch and walk around. This was our view from the top! It was quite windy, so we didn’t stay too long or hike around. Some of the gusts that came by were so strong, I thought they would knock the car right over! Regardless of the weather, the view never ceases to amaze me.
The road back home was equally as beautiful, passing through Poudre Canyon on the way. We rode a long in silence listening to the road and looking up at the enormous mountains before us. Incredible how in an instant you can feel so small, yet so intertwined with a bigger picture. If we ever stay away from the mountains for too long, they let us know and they call us home. What a happy, blissful, incredible reunion it is and it makes me wonder why I stayed away so long in the first place.
Do you have somewhere that you feel right at home? A place where you can recharge your soul? What makes it so special for you? For me, it is and will always be the vast beauty of nature. How something so beautiful and profound is created and stands proud and magnificent throughout millennia. How blessed we are to have such a beautiful landscape in our backyard. I really think that John Muir said it best:
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
― John Muir, Our National Parks