A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I had the chance to visit Colorado for an incredible vacation. Our mornings consisted of sleeping late, drinking coffee and reading books on our hotel deck.
Being in such a beautiful place, we couldn’t help but crave being in nature. After our relaxing mornings, we explored the area – and one of my favorite ways to do this was to hike.
Living in Illinois, I don’t see mountains very much. There’s a street by my house with an elevation change of about 50 feet. Needless to say, we made plenty of stops along the path so we could
catch our breath enjoy the scenery.
There was so much to see, hear and smell - birds chirping, the rush of a waterfall and fields of wildflowers. Even the spider webs were awe-inspiring.
At each corner we turned, creation surprised us. As we wandered through aspen groves, the tall, looming trees with their snow-white bark made me feel like I had walked into a fairy tale or a Robert Frost poem.
Late snowfalls in that area caused the creeks to be full and swift.
It was the perfect place to give my tired feet a much-needed rest.
The end of one hike rewarded us with the site of a rushing waterfall. The power of even a relatively small waterfall like this amazes me.
Each hike we embarked upon was full of reminders of a wonderfully creative God – One who thought to make both the smallest spider and the most grandiose mountain.
What do you enjoy about nature? Do you have any favorite places to hike or explore?