Small

Small moments can be profound. Feeling small and feeling the power of the whole world around you is huge! It doesn’t take a million dollars to have that feeling and it doesn’t take a glorified journey over the seas and up high mountains to get there; sometimes all it takes is a little walk or maybe getting up before the sunrise or staying somewhere after everyone else has gone. I like being small, I like this big world, I like being alone but not feeling lonely, l like the feeling I get when I know wholeheartedly that I am in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. So often, we marvel at the flashy things or we get caught up in trying to “be somebody” or we want appear a certain way…but I like catching the details of a ladybug’s spots while I sit on the side of a peak, or spotting the freckle on someone’s pinky finger, or finding elaborate doodles on discarded napkins. Dare to be small, dare to find magic in unassuming moments, dare to see the beauty in a pebble in a boulder field on a mountain, dare to stop talking, dare to listen to the wind beneath the wings of the owl in the barn, dare to do things for the sake of doing them, dare to forget about your “big break”, dare to be alone for a moment in this great big world…and smile before the ride is over.

14ers climbed so far this year: Quandary, Pikes, Sherman, Belford, Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, Bross, Huron, Elbert, La Plata,  Princeton, Longs, Castle, Conundrum, Yale, and Shavano.

And then there’s this http://foundmagazine.com/

Thanks for the link Dale!

 

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Sparky at sunrise on Longs Peak

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From Keyhole on Longs: it’s a true dance looking back and forth at the moon and the sun

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Sunrise on Longs

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Longs

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Sunrise before hiking up Sopris

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Sunlight through the ceiling Near Winfield

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Carbondale hike with Cousin Heather

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Elbert

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Elbert

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La Plata’s Summit View

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Flower on Sopris

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The Homestretch on Longs

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Butterfly on the descent of Castle and Conundrum

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Summit of Shavano before the Hail Storm

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Summit of Yale

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Sopris

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After the steep glissade between Castle and Conundrum

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Descent of Longs

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The Trough on Longs

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Outhouse at the Matchless Mine

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Mt.Hope with Twinkle and Guthrie (while Ali did Quail)

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Three riders in Leadville

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Leadville

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Leadville

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A visit to Heather’s

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Close-up!

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Heather and her best pals at sunset

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Kindness

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CUTENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The puppy named Honey at the Laundromat

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