|United States Flag, Gene Sasse photographer|
|California Capitol. Gene Sasse photographer|
~ Abraham Lincoln
|Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods|
― Theodore Roosevelt, Strenuous Life
|Native Colorado scrub brush|
Some of the greatest serenity I have known has been on horseback. As a young girl, my Uncle Frank would lift us nieces up onto his horse to watch the fireworks go off at nearby Disneyland. The 4th of July- it is the one day in the calendar I don't think my father ever drank to excess on. The date bordered on sacred in our family.
With the devastation in Colorado Springs, I am glad I have these memories recorded from a ride through The Garden of The Gods Park. Due to the wildfires, it is currently closed.
|Pikes Peak- the inspiration for Katharine Lee Bates "America the Beautiful"|
My husband was assigned to Colorado Springs for 30 days, which turned into 13 months. It was in the Holiday Inn there that he learned to inlay wood- it gave him something to do more interesting than just get up, go to work, dinner and TV. Towards the end of his stay, rather than have him bring his laundry home for 4 days, the company authorized my visiting him there.
What I remember most about Colorado is clean unspoiled air. I think it is safe to say that this nation is united in praying for the environment the state is rightly renowned for quickly heals.
Whatever our differences politically, in the contentious months that bare down prior to every election like the sun on the Mojave Desert, it is my prayer that our collective nation comes to again remember that people are more than their politics.