The Continental Divide

Last Wednesday evening, we drove up to the Divide for Joseph to take sunset pictures. John had work to do, so he stayed back at the cabin.

It was a beautiful evening, with characteristically cool temperatures on the Divide. The drive up from our cabin is picturesque, and that night was no exception. The rugged mountains, the sun casting a gorgeous glow on one section, curvy roads that wound up to the divide–the only thing missing was a bear lumbering through a grassy meadow. That, in fact, we saw on our way home, before we hit Colorado Springs. A huge, lumbering black bear. Back to the Divide. I think that night was the quietest we’ve seen  there. Another vehicle had followed us up, but after enjoying the scenery, they left, and  an occasional car would drive by, sometimes stopping long enough to grab a shot of the beautiful sunset before disappearing down the dirt road. Someday we want to explore that side of the mountain, going into the valley.

The van definitely traversed some rough roads. Thankfully, it stayed together and made it home to Kansas.

It was peacefully quiet up there. The kind of quietness that makes you want to sit and take in the scenery.

While Joseph took pictures, we girls did some.

Joseph took the below picture.

I love the lighting in this one.

We used an external flash with a wireless transmitter (thanks, Christopher!) for these pictures.

So, where are Joseph’s stunning pictures? We shared one earlier, and I’m saving the others for times throughout the year to post, along with a few other scenery shots.


“From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same
the Lord’s name is to be praised. The Lord is high above all nations,
and his glory above the heavens.”
Psalms 113:3-4 

2 thoughts on “The Continental Divide”

  1. Thank you for showing us these wonderful pictures of your trip. I especially love the one of the Continental Divide that you posted on August 30th. Have you thought about selling prints of it? It just speaks of God’s splendor and majesty!!
    Thank you. It is something to consider.

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