Wednesday, February 13, 2013

You know you're in the Rocky Mountains when...

You know you're in the Rocky Mountains when you're driving home from work watching some joggers make their way down a path in a park adjacent the road you traverse.  You look over toward the back of an orange cab and it comes to a halt in front of you.  There's no stop sign.  There's no traffic light and you're wondering what's wrong with the guy in the cab.  Why did he stop?

Then you see it, a group of Canadian Geese leisurely making their way across the road.  You hope the cars coming the other way see these big birds and don't smash them into the pavement.  You sit waiting behind the cab knowing that in many other parts of the country there would be a mangled pile of feathers in the middle of the street, but not in the rocky mountains.


  1. It sounds like true country respect! We should cherish all our wildlife. I'd love to see the Rockies too!! It must be great to live in that part of the world.

  2. Pat I totally agree with you that we should cherish all of our wildlife. I feel fortunate when I see a moose or elk in the mountains. These great creatures once roamed most of the country, but are now hidden up in the high country. It is nice to live near the Rockies. Maybe you can get out to one of the writing conferences in this part of the country sometime in the future. Time spent in the mountains is good one's soul.