Colorado Springs, CO High 57 Low 42
Wednesday, we woke up to a cloudy, drizzly, gloomy day. But we don’t have time to be sitting around.
I figured with the weather so lousy, the Garden of the Gods would be quiet and peaceful. Boy was I wrong. It was the day for field trips. Bus loads full. If they went left, we went right. We stopped and let them pass us by. The children were excited about being outside but had absolutely no interest in the beautiful rock formations. They would have been just as happy with a walk around the block.
Getting pictures without people in them was a real challenge. But there are some gorgeous formations to enjoy in this park.
These next two pictures, I’m really excited about. They are bird pictures and turned out pretty good for me.
I don’t know what this first one is. Neither did the Ranger. But he was singing his little heart out and the Ranger said he had been hearing him all day.
This one is a baby Peregrine Falcon. The only reason I know that is because the Ranger told us about him. We saw the mother fly into the nest and then leave. As we kept watching, this little one hopped to the opening and posed for me. He’s still got his baby fluff on.
After getting our morning exercise with the walk through the park, we drove down to Balance Rock. Once again, lots of people. So I clicked very rapidly.
Since by now it was lunch time, we drove into Historic Colorado City and went to the Mountain Shadows Restaurant for lunch. What a great place and our waitress was wonderful. Even sang for us as she cleaned tables. Loved it.
On our way home we spotted this Giant Beetle. It is advertising an insect museum. That is one museum I would NOT go to. I hate bugs.