Scene this morning on my way home from work
It doesn’t fail to repeat itself every year
Summer is still a long way away
When you are in Colorado you are never far away from the mountains and when you are in the mountains you are never far away from God–mountians being closer to heaven, hence God. Or that’s how I’ve always believed and experienced.
So what better place to build a monument for peace and spirituality?
Shambhala mountain center located about 2 hours northwest of Denver is a Buddhist retreat located in a beautiful Colorado Rockies mountain valley where people from all faiths and walks of life gather year around to meditate, contemplate and gain knowledge to better themselves and the lives of those around them. It is also home of the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya upon entering which I encountered a perfect quiet disturbed only by the sound of my own breathing. Perhaps the next time around I can learn to quieten my mind.
Perennial, over miles and miles
Of barren deserts
And rugged canyon
From a faint trickle to
A booming roar
It contorts, it twists, it rushes
Moods ever changing
From a pensive calm
To a nurturing warmth
And a restless fury
In constant motion
A persistent quest
For its ocean
Where its spirit can lay to rest
Yes you can! Literally! At Dinosaur Ridge National Natural Landmark located in Morrison, Colorado which is just west of Denver. It is where some of the world’s best known dino fossils were found including Apatosaurus, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus and Allosaurus. Here you will find beautifully preserved dinosaur tracks and bones of the Jurassic (144-208 million years ago) and Cretaceous period (144-65 million years ago) which were first discovered in 1877. Being there is like taking a monumentous step back in time.
Colorado’s most photographed fourteeners
Maroon Bells are to peaks in the Elk Mountains located about 12 miles SW of Aspen, Colorado, United States. Both are fourteeners. The view of the mountains from Maroon Valley Creek is one of the most famous and ‘most photographed views’ in Colorado.