Rocky Mountain National Park
It is one of my favorite places in the world to be.
With a few days off work, I decided to pack up my car and head to the mountains for some introspective thought and to practice solace in solitude.
I first stopped in Estes for a bit to breathe mountain air, play in the trees, and take a photo with the well known "Estes Park" welcome sign. As I was leaving, an adorable woman and her two girls walked up to the sign and asked me to take their photo. The woman told me that her uncle was the one who designed the sign, with a prideful smile she told me they visit every Summer and take a photo in front of the sign. It touched my heart to know that I helped contribute even one photo to what I'm sure will be a lifelong family tradition.
As I went to photograph the landscape, I did a test shot of what was directly in front of me. I didn't notice at the time that I had captured a very sweet moment between these two lovers. Gently, he took her hand and led her to the edge, where they peered at the peeks, seemingly boundless as their love. Upon going through my camera I remembered standing next to this couple and empathically feeling so much love and gratitude. I'm thankful to have unwittingly snapped such a beautiful moment.
After my little photo-op I drove into the town of Estes and saw a sign that said "Grand Lake 50 Miles" .
I thought to myself "Hey I love Grand Lake...I think I'll go there....sure why not!" Off I went, through
the RMNP and into the next mountain town in Colorado.
My day at Grand Lake was spent exploring, adventuring,
and finding my way to the Grand Lake herself. There's a lovely
little beach for people to picnic and layout as well as peers
lining the lake. Here, I practiced my morning yoga.
I re-entered the Rocky Mountain National Park and found my camping ground. Well, car camping anyway. Equipped with everything I needed; a mattress pad, blankets, pillows, fabric to cover the windows
....and of course food and water. I embraced my temporary home.
As a small human being, I had all the room in the world to spread out,
roll around, and enjoy my space in full. This trip was by far the coziest
and most comfortable sleeping situation I've created yet-oh to be a tiny modern gypsy.
The day: dedicated to adventure
The sun sets: the creation of art takes place
The moon rises: I close my eyes
& the dreams I receive manifest once more.
My day in Estes Park was spent exploring the town, finding cute coffee shops to read and reflect in and of course- stopping, dropping, and doing yoga all over town. The weather was sunny and in the 70s. It was the perfect day for a mountain town adventure. I mostly watched interactions among humans, among animals and among the vibrational energies of each and every entity, ebbing and flowing, weaving in and out of each other. I couldn't help but feel that everywhere I went, I was surrounded by magic.
To be ever aware of the divinity of the cosmos is to see reality through the eyes of God.
Spliting time between being one with nature and one with the mountain community allowed me to appreciate the immense beauty of the adventure. There was never a moment my heart wasn't filled with overwhelming gratitude for fate leading me on this twisting and turning and oh so magical path.
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& so much gratitude!