Vail, Colorado is gloriously beautiful in summer and winter. Vail Village is full of German inspired architecture and patterns.
Today, a daily lift ticket in Vail is $100. During the opening season in December 1962, it was only $5. It was founded by two men, Earl Eaton and Pete Seibert, who had no money of their own, but had a vision of what Vail could be. It started small but is now one of the premier ski areas in the world.
If you have a dream or vision bubbling inside your heart, don’t forget:
Zachariah 4:10: Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.
Don’t give up your dream out of frustration with small beginnings!
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After a wonderful day in Rome’s delightful Borghese Gardens, we walked toward Via Veneto to find something to eat. I looked up and suddenly rising before me, right in the middle of a 21st century city, stood the brave Aurelian Roman Wall, constructed around 275AD, almost 2,000 years ago. Behind the wall I saw buildings from the 15th century Renaissance, which still gives the city much of its beautiful flavor. Contrasted with that was modern day technology: people talking on their cell phones, carrying plastic grocery bags, and taking digital pictures of it all. It’s not a great picture (I wasn’t interested in photography at the time) but that moment, more than any other on our trip, caught me up in the clash of culture and multiple warps of time that is my beloved Roma.
More Roman Ways…
Looking up the Poudre Canyon, Fort Collins, Colorado. Here’s another take on the same photograph since I can’t decide which effect I like best…
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Devils Backbone, Loveland, Colorado
In the wake of all the craziness in this world, including the Boston Marathon bombing, or whatever sorrow or trauma you are dealing with today…
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.
There is always an open door in that tower, just waiting for us to walk through.
More thoughts on grief…
Colorado was named for its striking, dark, red soil. Colorado means “colored red” in Spanish. For the photo challenge this week, here is a shot of Colorado Color, taken just west of Loveland. It was an amazing day of beauty.
More Colorado mountain beauty…
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