My mom and dad with me and Ally
Garden of the Gods
When my parents were in town last week, we went for a walk in the Garden of the Gods to the Siamese Twins rock formation. I can’t believe that I’ve lived in Colorado Springs for four years and have never been to the Siamese Twins. You see them in postcards everywhere, and now I understand why. They are beautiful!
You can see our neighborhood in the background of this photo. I love living in Manitou.
I need to go back some morning with my SRL for some cool shots. These are from my new P&S.
That’s my mom down there. We had a great view from the rocks.
This is the time of year when I go from pasty white to pasty pink.
Ally found a shady spot.
I really like this one of my parents.
The cactus flowers were blooming in a variety of colors.
I learned that when you kneel down to photograph a cactus flower, make sure you don’t put your knee in a cactus. It took me hours to pull out all the prickles. I’m really smart.
Aw, my Ally girl.
Those two rock towers are the Siamese Twins I mentioned. Very cool.
Here’s another place that I should have visited years ago. The Garden of the Gods Trading Post looks like a cheeseball tourist trap, so I never bothered to go in until recently. What I’ve learned in the last few weeks is that it has a restaurant and coffee shop with a huge and lovely outdoor patio. They even allow dogs!
Ally was grateful to be able to come in and sit with us.
We sat on the patio for a long time that afternoon, eating lunch, drinking coffee, and eating fudge. Who knew a tourist trap could be so fun?