I love to explore new places, to immerse myself in the beauty of this wonderous Earth. Today I share with you a few photos of favorite places to which I've journeyed.
|Ophir Pass, Colorado, 11789'|
Ophir Pass is near Telluride in Southeastern Colorado. The road is dirt, narrow, rocky, and often with steep drop offs. The view is magnificent! The path climbs out of aspen groves littered with wildflowers, and ascends into fields of gray, green, and maroon talas. I was there in late September of 2007 and 2 days later the pass was closed due to snow. See the San Miguel Mountains in the distance? To get to Ophir Pass, we took US Highway 550 North from Durango. Between Silverton and Ouray 550 is known as the "Million Dollar Highway." The scenery is absolutely breathtaking!
|Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana|
The sweeping vistas in the mountains are so majestic! Beauty abounds in the smaller things as well--colorful rocks, wild animals, gorgeous flowers. Breathe the air and let joy fill your spirit!
|Sint Maarten, Netherland Antilles|
Oh how I do love St. Maarten! The beaches are gorgeous. Some are small; some are long. Some are crowded and busy; some are secluded and serene. There's always something to explore here...and time to let your soul simply be alive.
description of Ophir Pass driveHidden Lake trail
St. Maarten beaches
LINKS to my past posts:
Glacier National Park:escape one of a view along Ophir Pass; most are of Grinnell Glacier
Majesty Hidden Lake near Logan Pass
along the Hidden Lake Treail with some fun questions asked of Park Rangers
Glacier Skies Hidden Lake Trail
Cupecoy (one of my favorite photos)Sail Away Cupecoy beach with a poem by John Masefield
maps + a couple photos
sunset and sunset (Cupecoy)
Pointe de Bluff
I'm linking up with my favorite teacher, Ms Jenny Matlock, as we work our way through the alphabet. Please do go visit the other students, for you never know what gems you may find--humor, poignancy, information, visions of far away places, stuff you've never even dreamed of! Check it out HERE. You may even wish to join in yourself! This week our letter is "J."
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