Thursday, September 20, 2007

Living in Colorado

...Means We Occasionally Hit the MOUNTAINS!

I'm bummed that I missed posting for a day or two, but we've been visiting family in Granby, which is up in the mountains not too far from Rocky Mountain National Park. We came up to go hiking, enjoy the sights, and watch the elk bugle. The elk watching was pretty amazing. We were often within 20-30 feet of whole herds - usually a bull and his harem, along with several calves.

The kids loved it! Along the way we also saw several moose, deer, and a red fox.

It's been a wonderful couple of days. Hiking, four-wheeling, relaxing, and being amazed at the handiwork of our God:

O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
From the lips of children and infants
you have ordained praise
because of your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?
You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet:
all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field,
the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.
O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Psalm 8

4 comments:

MadMup said...

I don't believe I've ever seen an elk (though I have eaten some), but seeing a moose in the wild is something that would be difficult to forget.

Some great opportunities to teach your kids about the glory of God!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm, Elk. Best served with a good baked potato and a nice fresh salad . . . . .

mm :-O

Danna said...

I haven't seen a moose in the wild, even though we did see fresh moose poop in Homer on our honeymoon. And fresh bear poop too. I have always been relieved we didn't encounter the depositors.

Sounds like good times, bro!

Josh said...

Mup,
The elk and moose both were/are amazing creatures. Last night we watched the video I took, and the kids were still amazed - the lessons keep on getting reviewed.

MM,
I hear elk always taste better fresh. As in, hours old, max. Coming to visit soon? :)

Danna,
We were disappointed not to see any bear or cougar. Well, I should say, I was disappointed. Aundrea was OK with not seeing creatures that could eat us for lunch!