When I first moved to Colorado Springs I found it to be quite the shock. It was all dry and warm (but not hot) and really REALLY brown. (I didn’t know it at the time but it was a high mountainous desert) There were these little white things floating through the air that I thought were dandelion flowers but turns out they were from cottonwood trees. It was pretty actually now that I think about it. We took a drive south down I-25 to the southern end of the Springs. It was then that I first discovered this little patch of red rock sitting on the side of a dark mountain. I became obsessed with figuring out what that was. I wanted to go there.
Eventually I did. I got in the car one weekend with my family and headed west in search for the patch of red rocks. This is when I knew I was getting close. Yes I know it’s a pretty picture but hard to see… no worries, I took more photos lolTurns out those red rocks belonged to the Garden of the Gods. I’ve posted a lot of photos of this place over the years. If I could recommend one place to see in the states before you die, it would definitely be this place. If you like to hike, you’ll love this place. Lots of trails lots of range. One piece of advice though, that red is also in this fine sand that finds its way into your shoes and it’s highly irritating, so wear some really good hiking shoes and take extra socks. The first time I went out there I did the trails in sneakers and that sand rubbed my feet almost raw. Anyway…
Before we investigated the rocks and the trails I stopped for a few photos. I still don’t know what these bushes are. But they were very pretty. Sorry about the photo quality, I had a dinky little camera back then that wasn’t good at macro.
Of all the places I discovered while living in Colorado, this is still by far my favorite. I have years of photos of it and I am always finding a couple here or there that I haven’t shared with you. So even though I haven’t lived out there in over a year now I still share them when I find them. That’s all for today, it’s getting late and I have things to do.