Al's Photography Blog

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Garden of the Gods

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Not More Snow!

Yes, our rain turned to snow briefly yesterday, but I'm not going to show you that. Instead, this week's Skywatch Friday shot is of a beautiful storm last summer.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Spruce Mountain (2)

Continuing with my series on the nearby Spruce Mountain hike, here is a shot of the trail itself.
I liked this fencepost.
And the tree made for a nice contrast against the grey sky.
From the top I could see this ranch with its own lake.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Friendly Dogs

Socks & Laika know where to get their treats - just hang around my wife!
And they know where to relax too.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Rain Clouds

Taken on the last day in our old house last week, especially for Skywatch Friday. We had 4 months worth of rain in that week.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Back To Winter

We just moved to a new house, and picked one of the worst weather weeks in the more than 20 years I've lived in the Colorado Springs area to do it. We've had hail and lightning the last five days, and 3 months worth of rain this week. And this morning we woke up (in our new house) to this.
The trees, complete with leaves, are weighed down with 5 inches (13 cm) of new snow and a temperature of 21° F (-6° C). On May 10!
At least the mountains above the rooftops will be pretty when the skies clear...

Monday, May 4, 2015

Spruce Mountain

Just north of where I live, as you drive between the cities of Colorado Springs and Denver, there's a lot of open space.
It's a rather desolate landscape with lots of buttes and hills rising from the grasslands.
One of these hills is called Spruce Mountain, and it makes for a good winter hike; the area isn't too high so it doesn't hold a lot of snow. My next couple of Monday posts will probably be from this area.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Mount Sherman - View From the Top

Here's the rewarding view once you make it to the top of 14,036 foot (4,278 meter) Mount Sherman.
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