Savoring Home Print
Written by Sherry   
Sunday, 27 July 2008 17:25

In the rush of work and gardening, it is possible to forget (and be intensely grateful) that I live in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

But today, I was reminded again as we drove around the mountain backroads of the Pike National Forest near home. 1.2 million acres. A few glimpses of what we encountered. Almost anywhere else, such beauty would be a community's greatest treasure and attraction. As Theodore Roosevelt summed it up when he visited a century ago: "Scenery that bankrupts the English language." But in Colorado, they are considered rather ho-hum and treasured mostly by locals.

My most memorable present was the time to savor being home.