We took to the mountains last weekend
to catch our breath
to slow down for a moment
Nature did not disappoint.
We grabbed our coats, packed some food
and started driving
without a plan,
Colorado mountains are beautiful
north and south
so we could fly by the seat of our pants
and our souls would still end up
I felt my cares ever so gently being lifted off,
the golden aspens demanded attention
from all of my senses.
Fall + Aspens + Mountains= Euphoria
Welcome to the Cathedral of the Aspens...
come sit a spell,
find your "you" again...
As Mr. Wonderful and I sat on this ridge,
I felt the first emotional release rise in my throat
and sure enough,
I squeezed my man,
"Don't ever take me away from here. I love this land too much."
these glorious symbols of god's perfect design in nature,
open my eyes
and fill my heart with
for the blessings I have been given.
These yahoos have to endure a life with a sentimental mother
who directs their eyes to look for the
and be grateful! dang it!
These kids who've been at each other's throats
since school started,
actually laughed and embraced
welcomed each other back into their sphere...
That's what happens when the Aspens call out to you...
all the good stuff that's been tucked away
under school schedules and team practices,
homework and house chores
pile up and squish your guts.
Yahoos "photo bomb" one another's special pictures...
And complete happiness wiggles right out of you....
so that mom only gets one "good" picture for our missionary whose far away in New York.
With the fall weather so mild still,
the boys packed their flyfishin' gear
Is it really October already? In Colorado?
Give that boy a fishin' line, Pa.
Pretty sure this boy's got the world by the tail right now....
The Platte river was movin' slow and so low in places,
this man-child could sit in it and fish...
Little girl had to try the weighters on herself...
she waded out in the water,
took a tumble in,
got a little wet,
but when she decided she was alright,
she had a blast!
This teenager is smiling,
definitely under the spell of the Aspens...
She completely surrendered to the call of the wild...
A Colorado girl at heart, through and through...
If heaven has a church,
nature leads the way to get there.
NO reservations necessary,
but these heavens
are only open for a season,
so grab your family,
your best flyin' pants
and take a trip
the Cathedral of the Aspens.