Tomorrow …. it be Sat, for most a day of play, rest, relaxation or work. Whatever it is for you I hope you enjoy.
For all the Mother’s….. Happy Mother’s Day, may we give thanks to God for out mother’s.
Traveling the prairie is my past time. I enjoy the open country that so many refer to as lonely or empty. There is a solitude to be found in the openness that is hard to find in the clatter of city life. Here I find the tiny flowers, the prickly pear flower, the cattle roam the buffaloes path, coyotes howl at eve and the birds soar in the clouds, diving to the grasses. It is a palliate for the recorder of God’s creation. clouds float over casting shadows as they float by, new shapes an forms to catch. Insects chirp and chortle, the silent wind blows past and tumbling tumble weed floats on the pasture.
I travel down this two land country road quite often when I go to Denver. On the horizon can be seen Pike’s Peak. I’m standing on a ridge of about 6500 feet and beyond rises the mountain to over 14,000 feet. It is an extinct volcano that at one time towered over 30,000 feet. Like Mt St Helen’s it blew it’s top off and shrunk. From the summit is where the song America the Beautiful was inspired.
There is a road that goes to the summit one can drive in the summer of take the train. There is a cog train that goes to the top. It is also the namesake for the Colorado gold rush, Pike’s Peak or Bust. On the west face of the mountain was discovered one of the largest gold deposits in the world and there are still some operating mines there.
Boy…. I don’t know what we did to the Canadians but they sent their cold air this direction. It has been a cold blustery wind this past couple of days. There have been scattered storm cells in the area but no rain here. Just wind to dry everything out.
Have a Great Weekend