Thursday, November 02, 2006

Worth The Effort

An hour or two to the south of Delta, the San Juan Mountains rise up abruptly. If you have the right vehicle, and the nerve, the resulting views are worth the effort.

On a personal note, this was one of my Mom’s favorite places, but the occasion for this visit a few weeks ago was to say goodbye to her. The weather cooperated that day, but the task at hand was still hard. She was worth the effort.

12 comments:

Salty Dawg said...

An absolutely beautiful scene and great capture. A very fitting place to say goodbye to a very special loved one.

Anonymous said...

ohhh how wonderful...in Hungary we miss two things. Sea and high mountains. Everything else we have:)

Annie said...

To be on top of the world like this - what a feeling of mastery and awe must result. I imagine it's a lovely place to feel you Mom's spirit and remember her.

Lisi said...

amazing view and great photo...also a nice post to remember your mother

Pierre said...

Beautiful place... what better location than the summit of a mountain, et the limit of the sky, to remember a loved one.

"He climbed cathedral mountains, he saw silver clouds below
He saw everything as far as you can see
And they say that he got crazy once and he tried to touch the sun
And he lost a friend but kept his memory"
John Denver

photowannabe said...

Touching rememberance. What a beautiful place, almot touching Heaven.

kaa said...

this ia an amazing view. A very beautiful place.

Ruth said...

The moment is captured very well. It must have been incredible.

Chad Oneil said...

What an amazing view!

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Oh WOW, this is just so exceptionally beautiful - and so powerfully moving. Thanks for sharing this precious moment with us.

kris said...

i refrain myself from commenting too much, but its hard not to when one sees so many wonderful sceneries/photos around, just like this one!

ps. i have wrist pain browing DP !!