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Showing posts with label Colorado Spings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Colorado Spings. Show all posts

Monday, June 20, 2022

Garden of the Gods, Colorado - “Darkness is as Light to you”


If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” 
even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
Psalm 139:11-12

Monday, October 22, 2012

"I Stood Upon the Peak, Amid the Air"

Pikes Peak

I stood upon the peak, amid the air;
Below me lay the peopled, busy earth.
Life, life, and life again was everywhere,
And everywhere were melody and mirth,
Save on that peak, and silence brooded there.
I vaunted then myself, and half aloud
I gloried in the journey I had done:
Eschewing earth and earth’s seductive crowd,
I’d scaled this steep, despite the rocks and sun;
Of such a feat might any man be proud!
But, as I boasted thus, my burro brayed;
I turned, and lo! a tear was in his eye,
And as I gazed, methought the burro said:
“Prithee, who brought you up this mountain high —
Was it your legs or mine the journey made?
”Then moralled I: The sturdiest peak is Fame’s!
And there be many on its very height,
Who strut in pride and vaunt their empty claims,
While those poor human asses who delight

By Eugene Field (1850-1895)
(written April 6, 1887)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Old Pioneer Covered Wagon Escaped the Fires

We drove around Pikes Peak and looked at the fires that had destroyed 1,000s of acres on the mountains around Colorado Springs.  One block away, the trees were destroyed but the fire did not reach this covered wagon. A symbol of hope and a new life for the pioneers of yester-year and today!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Forest Trunks huge and gnarled

"The forest trunks were huge and gnarled...branches twisted, their leaves were dark and dangling in the wind.  The land slope up and up and there was silence all around.  Continue Tale of "A Hobbit Adventure in America" a Tale in Photography.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Garden of the Gods - "Dungeons Deep And Caverns Old"

"For Over the misty mountains cold
To Dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away, ere break of day,
To find our long-forgotten Gold."
(The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien)

Monday, November 1, 2010

"From Where I Stand" Vol 1

The contrast in colors between the distant mountain peaks and the fall foliage was stunning to the naked eye.