Thank you, everyone, for reading my last blog post about my reflections on the fifteenth anniversary of 9-11-01. After all these years it is still a difficult day to remember with many emotions and much sadness. Our community in Littleton had a candlelight memorial service for a former resident, Jason Dahl, who was the pilot of the hijacked United Flight 93 that was brought down that day in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. At the ceremony friends and neighbors talked about their fond memories of Captain Dahl, and one of the recipients of this year's Jason Dahl Aviation Scholarship, awarded in Jason Dahl's memory, spoke about his dream to become a pilot one day. As the program ended all in attendance sang "God Bless America." It was a very touching and heartfelt ceremony.
The aspen color changes occur in the higher elevations of Colorado first...
..... and then slowly descend down to the lower elevations. So it is possible to enjoy autumn now, and well into October
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This is the perfect time of the year to take a long drive to enjoy the scenery.
Our grandchildren have been back in school for almost a month, and weekend soccer games and fall festivals have begun.
Soon we will be picking out a pumpkin at the pumpkin farm and decorating for Halloween with the grands, rituals that bring back many happy memories from my childhood, as well as my children's childhood.
I'll share Colorado autumn photos in the next few months, and I will also be sharing the wonderful trip my husband and I took to see Glacier National Park in Montana in August. I finally finished downloading and editing almost 2,000 photos that I took on that trip! It was a spectacular park to visit and our drive through Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, on our way to and from the park was also wondrous in its own way.
There is so much beauty in the world and the western states of the USA really have a special charm of their own.
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