Monday, April 19, 2010

GARDEN OF THE GODS

A day trip to Colorado Springs last week turned into an overnight due to high winds. Always wanting to see Pikes Peak from the top, having heard from my parents since childhood of their experience there in the 20's driving a Model "T" ford, I talked my husband into the drive. Unfortunately the road was closed because of the high winds but it led to our first trip to the "Garden of the Gods", hardly a poor second.

The variety of colors and formations in the park is amazing. Having been formed over the eons as one continental plate over-road the other the sedimentary rock was uplifted into fantastic shapes.

The view of Pikes Peak from the park was beautiful.

"White Rock" stands out against the red "North Gateway" rock.

These jagged darker rocks contrast with the more rounded spires of red rock below.

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