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“Let’s do something inside”

We were sitting at lunch after a rainy cold walk around Garden of the Gods and were deciding what to do next. We still had most of the afternoon open but the weather was not cooperating. Brett said “Let’s do … Continue reading

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Having lunch “in town”.

In between the Garden of the Gods Park and Pikes Peak is a cute little town called Manitou Springs. We stopped here after our walk around Garden of the Gods to grab something to eat for lunch. We stopped in … Continue reading

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Chesnut Park on a Saturday morning.

Standing on the observation tower, an osprey saw me and said “Hey, there’s Dina. I’m going to swing by and give her a hug.” or maybe not.  He just banked and kept cruising by. A juvenile moorhen eating yucky pond … Continue reading

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“Everybody was kung fu fighting”

I saw this little spat over 2 great egrets at Fort Desoto park in a little rain puddle that had formed. I guess they were fighting over territory. Must have been some good bugs in that puddle to fight over … Continue reading

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Garden of the Gods

We left our hotel at the base of Cheyenne Mountain and headed towards the Garden of the Gods Park.  As we got closer to the park, you could see the sandstone rock formations. We spent several hours here walking around. The … Continue reading

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The usual stuff at Chesnut park

Nothing new on my recent walk around Chesnut Park. The catbirds are back for the winter and you could hear them calling all over the park. I have to laugh at myself. As I was driving out of the park … Continue reading

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Our first day in Colorado

All above were taken from our balcony at our hotel in Colorado Springs. As I was taking a picture of the mountain with the fog rolling in a magpie flew on to the balcony above us. I leaned over to … Continue reading

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The dolphin show at Fort Desoto.

Lots of dolphins at the fishing pier at Fort Desoto in early October.  They all had different scratches and markings on their fins. They were buzzing around the fishing pier and at some points swimming right underneath where I was … Continue reading

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Bok Tower Gardens in early September

Shots from my early September trip to Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales Florida. There’s always interesting things to see there. The front door to the Carillon bell tower. From the bell tower area, you can see down into the … Continue reading

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A new bird blown off course

Right after Hurricane Irma came through someone had posted that they had seen a golden plover at Fort Desoto. I have never heard of a golden plover being anywhere near here and someone else had said they are never seen … Continue reading

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