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Enjoying the change of color

Rabbit Ears Pass
Rabbit Ears Pass

Photo by Tonya Vander


One of the best perks about homeschooling in Colorado is taking time to see the aspens change color and counting it as a field trip. Fall is my favorite time of year. It is warm in the day and cool at night. Taking hikes in the mountains is a great way to add physical education to your school year. Talking about how the leaves change can count for science. Collecting leaves and pine cones can be used for art or giving gifts at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Bringing a camera along is a must.

Taking the time to get away can be as much for the mom as it is for the child. I don’t know about you, but I change when I get up in the mountains. All the schedules, appointments, and responsibilities take a back seat. I take my journal, some good traveling music, my Bible, and snacks when I go. Getting out into nature clears the head and stimulates imagination.

Here are a few of my favorite places to visit each year.

  1. Kenosha Pass
  2.  Dallas Divide
  3.  Rocky MountainNational Park
  4.  Guanella Pass Road
    (This road is under construction)
  5.  Rabbit EarsPass
  6.  Silverton
  7.  The Million Dollar Highway
  8.  Kebler Pass


This is just a few, but there are plenty places to visit in Colorado. I do hope that this fall, there can be time taken to see the change in the leaves and enjoy the benefits of living in beautiful Colorado!

For more info: Contact Tonya at Mother-wit or In the garden.


  • Diane Shaw 5 years ago

    what beautiful pictures, thank you.

  • Jan Parrish, Denver Charismatic Christian Examiner 5 years ago

    I'm impressed with how often you take these road trips. I never know where to go so I'm glad you gave us some great idea's.