Friday, June 18, 2010
On our two day girl getaway from the cabin we had decided to go see the Hanging Lake at Glenwood Springs. We had done some research and were looking forward to seeing the area. As we approached the exit for Hanging Lake after the glorious drive on the beautiful highway through the canyon, we were greeted with a sign that said the road to Hanging Lake was being repaired and would not be done until August!
Alas, we have learned to go with loose plans because we know there is always a divine detour by default that will be awesome if somehow our planned route gets derailed. Leaning in and listening has gotten us on some amazing roads in the past. We would not be disappointed! We continued on in a drive of faith to see what God had for us. We would trust in God to direct our path.
Turning around, we headed back out of the canyon and found ourselves in the cute mountain town of Basalt. We meandered through the town and found ourselves on a road going east through beautiful red cliff outcrops. We spied a Garage Sale sign in the midst of this beautiful drive and decided to stop. The woman having the garage sale was delightful and encouraged me to go up the steep red hills behind her house to see if I could identify and photograph the flowers. The mixture of cowboy mallow and penstemon orange and purple against the rusty red-orange soil was breathtaking.
The homeowner told us the area was named 'Seven Castles' because of the seven huge red outcrops along the Fryingpan River. It was truly a beautiful drive that we probably would not have discovered or driven on purpose. By default we found ourselves on a divine detour that was to lead us further down the road to some more charming and stunning vistas.
...to be continued...
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.