You may have heard this past month about the wildfires that burned out of control in various parts of Colorado. Unfortunately, my parent’s land in Filing 12 of the Glacier View development was one of the casualties of the fire. My parents had intended to build their house on the land, however life and circumstances (and their kids worrying about its remoteness) prompted them to buy a house in the more developed area of Estes Park.
It was eerily quiet…no sound of wind moving through the pine needles, no insects buzzing, no birds chirping, no small animals rustling in the underbrush…just silence. It was disquieting, as I could imagine the same kind of scene in an apocalypse.