While the Garden of the Gods exists primarily for the red rock formations that it features, there are other things that the visitor might visit the area for … such as flowers in the summer, the vast array of wildlife, and the outdoor activities that one might partake in, while in the midst of the beauty that surrounds and defines the park.
Wildflowers are something that I have always been fascinated with, though I rarely shoot. Of course, as I was waiting for Tom to get ready for his mountain bike ride (remember this was Tom’s mountain bike adventure trip), I had to indulge. After shooting several of the wildflower collections, I heard Tom talking. I found that he had made a new friend … a beautiful magpie that apparently wasn’t buying anything of what Tom was offering. LOL Off Tom went on his mountain bike ride, so I hiked around looking for more photo ops. Didn’t take long before I saw this couple going by on their horses right next to me. Hey, I want to do that! Such a beautiful place to go for a morning ride, wouldn’t you agree? Of course, the clouds were so cooperative this morning and fit in nicely in my landscape compositions. Of course, I had to shoot my favorite flower … the columbine … so very beautiful. OK, so it wasn’t just flowers. There were great opportunities to shoot some wildlife as well. We had the sweetest interaction with this bunny rabbit too. It was feeding on the vegetation off the trails, but stopped and ran up the improvised trail. Right in front of us it stopped, stared at us, then ….
….. immediately drop down onto its belly as it continued to stare at us. We laughed so hard, as I had never seen a bunny do anything like that. Usually, they run away as quickly as they can.
Next Up: One word … BOURBON!
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