Forest Floor

July 11th

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Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Wandering in the Rockies yesterday on a lengthy hike with a friend, I stopped to admire the forest floor. The soft crunch underfoot was a quilt of characters — dark black compost covered with bright splotches of lime green moss, rust orange lichen, fading brittle pine needles, musty and moist pine cones, aging golden leaves and the occasional ivory mushroom. Each element is interesting alone, but together they create a fascinating array of color, scent and texture.

This is much like life. Faith, family, friends, community, pets, art, music, great food, love — all wonderful on their own, but thrown together, the patchwork of an incredibly fulfilling life.

~K

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” — Bumpersticker in Denver

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11 Responses

  1. Oh, beautiful Colorado. You have me wanting to visit Colorado (and Wyoming!). I love the quote. I have seen it before and love it. Great post. The patchwork of life!

  2. Beautiful cabin! What hame it’s fallen into disrepair. I love Colorado.

  3. Thanks for the breath of fresh air Kelli. I love love love the pictures you posted. You’ve inspired me yet again…perhaps Mark and I will go for a hike tomorrow. Have fun and thanks for the lovely pictures and words!

  4. Carolyn July 11, 2009

    Kelli….you are REALLY making me miss Colorado!!! Absolutely beautiful pictures! I hope you continue having a great time.

  5. Gorgeous!! I am stuck at my desk – thank you for letting me live vicariously through your road trip!

  6. Wow, that scenery is fabuloso! Beautiful pics: the forest, the wildflowers, the texture on the wood of the cabin, the waterfall and stream–just great. I love the darkness of a forest. Thanks, this roadtrip is so fun!

  7. So pretty! The pictures show what a wonderful time your having.

  8. Virtually hiking with you! Thanks for sharing the great photos! 🙂

  9. beautiful pictures. so glad to see you’re having such a good time!

  10. How true that Bumpersticker in Denver.

  11. Fabulous pictures kelli. CO is a gorgeous place, sin;t it? Now I want to go back and visit again! Enjoying your road trip with you.

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