Front Range, Colorado

Going to and coming back from our Fort Collins day of the Garden Blogger’s Fling, I was struck by the views towards Rocky Mountain National Park.

A place of the spirit, for sure — it was my first experience of mountains, growing up in Central Texas, on family camping and hiking trips.  Magic.  I’d forgotten how beautiful these mountains are. But I’ll be back, I’m sure, and the Northern Appalachians were calling me to return and not spend more time here beyond the Fling.