Everyday Adventure // Trails at Garden of the Gods

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I got a chance, back when the weather was much nicer (now we’re buried in snowiness again), to take a walk with the new camera at one of our favorite places to hike.

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There’s a good reason why Garden of the Gods is one of the most iconic sights in Colorado Springs, and I love that it is so close to town.  Nothing like feeling like you’re in the middle of nowhere, a few miles from your apartment!  I love that there are miles of trails in the park so you don’t have to keep walking in circles if you’d like to hike for a few hours, like we did.

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I feel like this new camera is a huge learning curve sometimes! But it is great to be challenged again, and have to think about things a little bit more than I did with my old point-and-shoot.  It’s like I’m starting all over, back at the beginning, especially when it comes to capturing color!  We couldn’t have picked a better day, though, to get out and practice.  Bright but overcast was a great combination – and we were out long enough to watch the colors change from early morning pinks & purples to midday brights.

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We also borrowed our friend’s awesome dog, who accompanied us quite happily on our hike.  It was a lot of fun to borrow a dog, since I definitely want one, but the time isn’t right just yet!  This way, we got our canine companion fix and helped our friend out by taking him on a very long (and tiring) exercise adventure.

This little morning of playing hooky and getting outside was a beautiful tease into summertime that I’m bummed was so short-lived.  C’mon, summer!

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P.S I’m sad about Google reader closing down too – but hey, you could always Follow my blog with Bloglovin!

  • Susan MedynMarch 25, 2013 - 3:27 pm

    Lovely title, captures where you are.ReplyCancel

  • DavidMarch 25, 2013 - 10:24 pm

    The Garden of the Gods is a beautiful place. I’ve been there twice on visits to Colorado, but I’ve never walked any of the trails.ReplyCancel

    • Annabelle MintzMarch 28, 2013 - 9:53 am

      You must go hiking on your next visit, David! I love seeing familiar sights from new vantage points – and I will say that Garden of the Gods never gets any less beautiful.ReplyCancel

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