Yesterday we spent the entire day driving to Denver, Colorado to visit the Grandparents. The crew consists of Me, Kip, Mom, two sisters, two brothers, one cousin, a nephew, and a niece. Whew! It's been fun so far. On our way we stopped at a place called Hanging Lake. The unique thing about this lake is that because there is travertine (I think that's what it is called) in the water it makes the water turquoise and the lake is very clear. Beautiful. So, I took some pictures for you.
The drive through Utah and Colorado can be quite interesting as far as natural formations go.
A small cave we ran into on the hike.
Hanging Lake! The sun wasn't shinning directly, otherwise it would be a bright, bright turquoise.
I loved how the grasses had grown out onto the log.
This is the fall that feeds the fall that falls into Hanging Lake. (Redundant, I know) Do you see how it is coming right out of the rock?
Part of the crew: brother, brother, husband, me, nephew, sister, sister.
It was so beautiful! There is something in the air that is wild about the American west. It is so big, and because it has not been inhabited in the same way other parts of the world have been, there is a sense of clarity and space in these mountains. No wonder the Native American's had such an awe and reverence for the land in which they lived.
Another thought I had was that nature is a fantastic gardener. I hope you enjoyed this one. More to come!!!