Come! Let’s travel a little distance along the Kebler Pass in the Colorado Rockies. The Pass connects Crested Butte to Paonia to the west.
Kebler Pass is a terrific high-mountain pass and is a gorgeous seasonal shortcut to Aspen, Colorado.
The pass summits at 10,007 feet above sea level, passing through the Gunnison National Forest. It’s probably best know as one of the premiere spots to be blown away by the fall aspens. It’s home to one of the largest aspen groves in the United States, situated in the Elk Mountains. https://www.uncovercolorado.com/scenic-drives/kebler-pass/
As I looked at these photos and thought about Thanksgiving in the U.S.A., I couldn’t help but begin writing out my personal thoughts. I trust it is okay with you, if you choose to read them.
As we see the beauty that rises up and around, beholding life that God has provided – even the air that we breath, the sun, the trees.
We are all special, just as we behold the Aspen in the beauty of the Rockies.
Can we say to this tree you are more important than the other?
Can we say to the leaf, glowing with brilliant, gold color that you are more beautiful than the green leaf that has not adjusted for the pursuing winter?
Can we say to the leaves that glisten and shine that you are more important than the ones that do not gather attention of the passer-by?
The air moves and causes disturbance of the stillness; leaves move and sway with the direction they were moved, like an orchestration of love and beauty.
They enjoy life and fulfill their calling, adjusting their color, falling, providing cover and support, foundation for some of creation.
They yield as the cold gathers and the whiteness from the sky causes a new glisten – and they are renewed when the time is right.
I am thankful for the simple things of life.
Is one day sufficient to be thankful for all that is around?
Family, friends, life, air, freedom, sustenance as energy for the shell that is home to my inner being, my soul.
I am thankful for life and the abundance of it – physical, mental and spiritual; for God who loves us and desires for us to see his beauty around;
That He draws us to know of His eternal plan – and that His love surpasses all understanding.
Let’s listen to each other, love each other, be thankful for life and all that is offered.
Being thankful is not for just one day of the year or even a month.
Recognize all that is around us – living each day – loving each day – caring each day,
Knowing that we are all different and created special for this moment.
The final leg of our destination in Colorado is now close. We saw the Aspen trees in their yellow glory while at Pikes Peak and now we’re seeing more of their beauty traveling within an hour from Crested Butte.
My next few posts will discover this beautiful, quaint town nestled among the gigantic Rocky Mountains.
I thought I would give you a little windshield tour with my dash cam as we travel toward Crested Butte. I’m glad you are coming along.