Sunday, July 28, 2013

Rocky Mountain High


Horseshoe Park, Fall River, Colorado Rocky Mountains

I have been down and out for a week or so.
Migraines, rods/screws in the back, storm headaches, muscle spasms...
...just choose one...or two...or three!!

Yet, God is good.
He allowed me to sing today in church during the praise and worship time with the worship song team.

Big Horn Sheep, Colorado Rocky Mountain National Park

WHooooHoooo - boy! That was fun!!

So why the Colorado Rocky Mountain pictures?

Vail, Colorado mountain meadows

We are just starting practices on Tuesday evenings.
This past week our new Praise Leader, Kerrie Anne, picked out 4 songs for us to sing during church on the next Sunday (today).
Well, being new and all she doesn't know all the songs we are familiar with,
and ALL FOUR SONGS she picked most of us had never heard of!!

NOT ONE of the 4 songs did ALL of us know!!!

mountain lion

(This is a photo representing me, trying to read the words on that itty bitty screen up above us!)

Soooo, we practiced.
And practiced.
And practiced....until my arm was going to fall off at the shoulder because of holding that 'mike' up for so long!!

Mount Meeker and Longs' Peak, Colorado Rocky Mountains
photo cred: Brendan Reals

Then it was time to go home and practice a whole lotta' more!

Fox pup with mother, Breckenridge, Colorado

Kerrie Anne graciously provided us with Mp3s and YouTube videos for each of the songs.
Go, Kerrie Anne!

Each day I would try to sit long enough to listen to each of the songs, as many times per day as I could.

Bull elk grazing near Trail Ridge Road,
Colorado Rocky Mountain Mountains
by Randall Roberts

Cub Lake and the Stones Mountains
Rocky Mountain National Park

So, again you ask, what's with all the Colorado Rocky Mountains pix?

As I sat at the computer to sing-along with the Mp3s and YouTubes,
I put up many different pictures of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain National Park as a background set that changed every 15 seconds. I could then enjoy the beauty while I was practicing my songs!

I think this is a Dahl's Sheep

Colorado Rocky Mountains

Let me tell you, talk about inspiration!
What better way to sing praises to God than looking at and being absorbed by His beautiful creations!
Even if it had to be indoors this time....

North American Grey Wolf, Rocky Mountains

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

And learning 4 new songs in 4 days, for someone who can take months to learn one song that doesn't have sheet music?
I think I did pretty good - by God's grace!

Grizzly Bear, Colorado Rocky Mountains

Bear Lake Trail, Rocky Mountains National Park

I wanted to share the beauty with you...

Rocky Mountain elk herd

and since I love God's creatures just as much, (refer back to my numerous blogs on critters!) you know I had to include some Rocky Mountain creatures!

a visitor just outside of Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Should we call the fire department to get the cat out of the tree??

Rocky Mountain National Park

I am just 20 minutes or so from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
We are so privileged to be so close to these magnificent reminders of Jesus -
the Solid Rock!
(yep, that was one of the songs, only to a new tune for me.)

Bald Eagle, Rocky Mountain Arsenal

Here's a little side note:
The Rocky Mountain Arsenal and Buckley Air Force Base have been home to the endangered Bald Eagle for decades!

While once these places were 'way the heck out there', the sprawling urban developments of Denver now surround these areas.
Since they are military sites, they have retained a lot of acreage, so the Bald Eagles still feel comfortable to make nests, hatch eggs and cut our sizable Prairie Dog population down!

Colorado Rocky Mountain High,
Ouray, Colorado

Alamosa, Colorado

and another Colorado 'kitty'

Colorado lynx 
photo by Ken Curtis

Rocky Mountain National Park

Wellll....  that's all, folks!
I hope I have added some beauty into your life today.
Why not share it?
July 28, 2013

and on pinterest:  kkloberdans

Needle Mountains and the Colorado River, Colorado

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