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Showing posts with label Manitou Springs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Manitou Springs. Show all posts

Monday, April 3, 2023

Garden of the Gods - “I am the Living One”


I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.

Revelations 1:18

Friday, March 31, 2023

Garden of Cliffs - “God Surprises”


Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Garden of the Gods - “Who Are You?”

John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, “I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.’”
JOHN 1:23 (NIV)

Monday, February 27, 2023

Pikes Peak Summit, Rocky Mountains - “How Beautiful Upon the Mountains”

“How beautiful upon the mountains 
Are the feet of him 
who brings good news,
Who proclaims peace, 
Who brings glad tiding of good things,
Who proclaims salvation,
Who says to Zion,
Your God reigns!”

Isaiah 5:27

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Pikes Peak Summit - "How Beautiful on the Mountains"


How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!"

Isaiah 52:7

Friday, September 10, 2021

Pikes Peak - The Path of Life


I keep my eyes always on the Lord.  With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.  Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me  to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay.  You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psalm 16:18-11 NIV

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Spirit's That Form'd this Scene by Walt Whitman

These photos were taken from top of Cedar Heights at Manitou
Springs.  Colorado Springs is on the left side and Pikes Peak is on the right.  It is a fantastic view and the Rocky Mountains are spectacular driving from Pikes Peak to Estes. 
In September 1879, Walt Whitman visits Colorado, the farthest west he'd ever get.  While in the three-year-old Centennial State, Whitman rebukes critics of his poetry with this poem.
Spirit That Form'd This Scene

Spirit that form'd this scene,
These tumbled rock-piles grim and red,
These reckless heaven-ambitous peaks,
These gorges, turbulent-clear streams, this naked freshness,
These formless wild arrays, for reasons of their own,
I know thee, savage spirit---we have communed together,
Mine too such wild arrays, for reasons of their own;
Was't charged against my chants they had forgotten art?
To fuse within themselves its rules precise and delicatesse?
The lyrist's measur'd beat, the wrought-out temple's grace---
      column and polish'd arch forgot?
But thou that revelest here---spirit that form'd this scene,
They have remember'd thee.
                                       --Walt Whitman

Before the Rain at Garden of the Gods

A panoramic view of Garden of the Gods in Colorado, Springs. I took these pictures from the Welcome Center facing the garden.  You can see the rain clouds moving in.  It had been raining daily for a week creating a raging flood in nearby Manitou Springs.  The town was devastated.  We drove through and many stores were still cleaning up from the flood. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Beorn, Creature of the Night

Beorn, creature of the night,
Your path is far and wide,
Some say you growl with the tongue of bears,
Born from the ancient bears of the mountains,
Thriving on milk and wild honey,
Did you come from the Misty Mountains?
Do you hear your ancient people cries?
Friend nor foe have you,
Part man, Part bear
I hear the rustling of leaves,
Whistling voices in the wind,
I see you running through the darkness,
I dare not move but stand still like the trees,
You sit alone above the clouds,
Nightfall after nightfall,
Watching the moonlight sink,
Beyond the mountains silhouette,
Waiting to reclaim your ancient home.

By PL Fallin