I am so excited to be sharing my photographic journey with you! I am finding as I walk, skip and run through life's adventures, that there are many thoughts, insights and (who would have guessed it) PHOTOS that I'd love to pass along. My hope is that through documenting my experiences, I fan the flame within you to get your creative juices flowing, in whatever form they may arise.
So often in this day in age, our nudging imaginative thoughts get pushed aside or even forgotten due to the fast paced nature of our culture. I suffer from this more than I'd like to admit. Not only are there distractions of every kind, there are also bills that need to be paid, family that needs nurturing, errands that need to be run... And the list goes on. Finding personal time gets tougher and tougher as I drift through life. Actually, scratch that… “Zip” through life is definitely the more realistic term. My intention with this blog is also to slow myself down, just a little bit, to take the proper time to absorb my experiences, really appreciate them and get the memories filed into the appropriate folders of my brain.
With all of that being said, I recently had some amazing travel experiences! My fiancé and I took a trip to Denver, Colorado. We were lucky enough to have had lots of time to check out some neat little nooks and crannies of such an awesome part of our country. Starting our trip in the small town of Louisville (near Boulder), I actually was able to paint a full wall mural on an old friend’s nursery wall. I did catch a decent time lapse of the project :D Check it out here! I absolutely love painting murals and am looking to do some more of that! If you have some ideas, let me know… Lets see if we can come up with something! We also took a couple trips up the mountains around Boulder and even found some snow towards the top. We couldn’t do too much in the way of hiking, as my friend was about to pop with her baby in the oven! (She has since had her little cutie, and he’s beem enjoying his mountainous room!)
After spending time hanging with friends, we took a few days to ourselves exploring nearby staple tourist spots, The Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak. It is completely obvious why people from all over the world flock to these amazing wonders… Wow! I got quite a few shots of the Garden, it was a gorgeous day, blue sky and the sun was shingin’ bright! By the time we arrived at Pikes Peak, it was getting cloudy. However, I’ll say that I do love cloudy days. Living in Florida, I get to bask in the sunshine as often as I’d like. When the dark clouds roll in and the greenery becomes robed in mysterious mist, a different area of my creativity is provoked and the darker tones of the imagination begin to stir. So, while it was a misty afternoon, Pikes Peak was quite the experience. As the day began to get chilly, we ended this little adventure by cranking out some good old “Pikes Peak, Colorado” pennies from the penny cranker (…Not quite sure what you’d call that thing!)
Among the other highlights of the trip, we saw our favorite music group ODEZSA at Red Rocks, it was our first time seeing this great mammoth of a music venue and what a cool place! I would highly recommend spending the time and money to see a favorite group of yours there, I couldn’t stop smiling at the beauty and the experience as a whole. The day trip to Rocky Mountain National Park was almost as equally amazing, had ODEZSA been with us there ;) We stopped to picnic in a small valley with snow speckling the green grass and chipmunks scurrying around our feet to gather any lunch crumbs as we thoroughly enjoyed the brisk breeze, stellar view and cute company. You really feel on top of the world all the way up there… It’s absolutely breathtaking… We also visited a number of delightful breweries (of course tasting the wide array of sour beers) and quaint small towns in the region.
All in all, we had such a fantastic vacation. While they can always be longer, I think we stuffed our time with the best mix of treats, great company, yummy food, delicious drinks and stellar views of the great west! I hope you enjoy the photos and if you haven’t made it out to this part of our country, I’d highly suggest you do! :D
A last little thought to leave you with as I reconsider my intention for this blog and for sharing these quality moments of life… There’s a quote written by a famous yogi, B.K.S. Iyengar… “Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” I think this can apply to life in so many ways… “Yoga” can be replaced by our deepest inspirations. For me, one of those inspirations is traveling and catching glimpses of the unknown. Seeing such an array of communities, landscapes, cultures, characters throughout my life has really transformed me into the person I am today. It has opened my eyes to the world around me in a way that I can’t quite explain and I am immensely grateful for being able to have had each and every experience of such throughout my life. I challenge you to find something that completely draws you in. Something that, over time, will open your eyes to view life in a not so obvious way. Let this journey completely transform you with all of it’s crazy endeavors and find your inspiration!
Until next time,
Michelle of Silver Moon
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