We visited Rocky Mountain National Park a few weeks ago, but I just finished editing photos today. I can’t fit my favorites into one blog post, so I’m splitting it into three. I’ve skied in Colorado many times, but this is the first time in my adult life that I’ve visited in the summer. I was blown away by how pretty it is. This is a place I could never tire of.
A beautiful blue bird seen at Garden of the Gods. Can you name the species?
To answer Saturday’s question about what landmark we visited in Colorado … it was Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Although the nice weather brought out crowds of people, I enjoyed the short hikes and the lack of that overwhelming feeling that comes with visiting a large National Park and barely having time to scratch the surface of it.
A beautiful view on a beautiful day outside the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
During our Thanksgiving trip to Denver last week, we went to the downtown lighting ceremony and walked around the nearby shops while admiring the Christmas lights. The Denver event is nothing like the Country Club Plaza lighting in Kansas City in terms of scale, beauty, and crowds, but I actually enjoyed the low-key evening. It was picture-perfect, don’t you think?
I didn’t play a lot of sports in school, but I went skiing in Colorado with my Dad almost every year from the time I was 6 years old. The last few years we haven’t been able to make the trip, but we still try to have a father-daughter day at Snow Creek. Yesterday I took a half day off work, and we were two of only a handful of people on the slopes! Since it was so deserted, we had a lot of fun goofing off in the terrain park on one of the mini jumps. No injuries to report. 🙂
1/125 sec., F16, ISO 200
18-55 mm lens (26 mm), no flash fired