May 18, 2024


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John Tirro, Shopper News

It really does come down to loving one another

On the fifth day of Christmas, there were no “five gold rings,” just a strong case of cabin fever and a beautiful drive into the national park, to breathe clean air and appreciate God’s creation.

John Tirro

The roads had melted clear of recent snow and ice, and the roadside river was swollen with runoff. White foam formed as it tumbled over rocks, with a hint of copper patina green to the water, just below the white, as the sun hit the minerals in the churning flow. The pattern of patches of not yet melted snow, alternating with bright green moss and dark brown dirt up the mountain, was continuous with the pattern of white foam alternating with darker water in the river.