Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

A perfect rainy Sunday afternoon

Baking my favorite fall pumpkin loaf (and cinnamon molasses bran muffins) and sipping spicy herbal tea!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Saturday hike to Gold Camp road

 Colorado Spring's drinking water comes from these two reservoirs. It was encouraging to hike by them today and see them so full from all of the moisture we have had lately.

We hiked up to Gold Camp Road from the reservoirs. Further up, this mountain road was washed out, due to so much torrential rain (we didn't hike as far as the wash-out since it was a long ways. Photo credits for this photo are from KKTV, one of our local TV stations). We have driven on this road and it is very sad to see this! It will likely take a long time to repair, since it will require some major reconstruction.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Spectacular sunrise seen from our house this past week.....

 Looking out our east window.

Looking out our west window.

We love long weekends!

Labor Day weekend hiking in Garden of the Gods.

Tons of tourists

In the right place at the right time - after living for 3 years in Colorado Springs, we finally saw a herd of bighorn sheep grazing in front of us in Garden of the Gods. They didn't stick around long though - too many humans in their territory!

Rock climbers in Garden of the Gods.