Ahhh... the great outdoors! Byron sums up my feelings perfectly:
’Are not the mountains, waves, and skies, a part of me and of my soul, as I of them?’ ~ Lord Byron
Is there anything more healing for your body-mind-soul than getting out? For me, at least, it is the way that I can reconnect with all that is real, and rediscover myself. Without my adventures into this vastness of the Universe, I doubt I would be able to keep my sanity.
Throughout my website, you may have noticed the many photos of the great outdoors that I have taken. Every chance I get, mostly in the summer, but often in the winter, I run to the mountains of Colorado. I am lucky that there is much to do here, year round, in regards to outdoor recreation.
I enjoy hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing, cross-country skiing, telemark skiing, kayaking, camping and just about anything that gets me out of doors. (My desire to go mountain biking has waned after I took a nasty spill several years ago, and as I no longer seek any type of high-speed thrills.)
Healing my own body-mind-soul has been dependent on my getting to commune with the great outdoors and what I call the Cathedral of Nature.
I created this section of my website, just to chronicle my outdoor adventures and share what I love with you, the reader. I hope that you enjoy my articles on my excursions in the outdoor world and become inspired to create your own!
I credit my father, an avid outdoor sportsman and nature lover, for instilling in me this great love of beauty that surrounds us everywhere! In loving memory, my thoughts go to him often when I am outdoors in nature. I hear his words to me as a girl stumbling through the woods, giving me tidbits of advice here and there. I so adored our hikes as a family when I was growing up.
I am also very fortunate to be a co-owner of 35
acres, with amazing views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains of
Southern Colorado, that extend well into Northern New Mexico and the
Taos/Santa Fe areas. If you spend any time on my website, you will see many views of these mountains!
I need to live most of my time in Denver (that’s where the jobs are), but my husband and I escape to our mountain home almost every weekend. I am so lucky to have this opportunity for escaping to the great outdoors!
I hope you enjoy the many photos throughout my website of the mountains, lakes and wildflowers, and the articles that I add periodically when I make my outdoor escapes.
Tell me about your outdoor adventures and add pictures of beautiful places in your submissions. I would love to be inspired to travel to new outdoor adventures, as I am sure all those who read your article will be as well!
May the great outdoors soothe your body-mind-soul as much as it does mine! So just get out there … !!
Here I am at Windy Point in the Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado
Do you have a great outdoor adventure story? Or just fantastic Cathedral of Nature pictures? Share them! Make us all want to go there too!