Monday, June 17, 2024

Colorado Interlude, Day 2: Evening

Hello, readers! Wisconsin, like much of the Midwest, is currently in the grip of a heatwave, with days of 90º+ temps and thunderstorms in our forecast. The air outside is warm and soupy, which is wonderful for tomatoes and growing things, but less so for cyclists. I could take a bike ride, of course, but it's much more pleasant to sit indoors under a ceiling fan and edit photos from last month's trip to Colorado.


On Day 2, we drive south to meet our friends Snowcatcher and the Lizard for an evening walk at Roxborough State Park, a geologic wonderland of fascinating rock formations.

The first one I see on getting out of the car includes a perfect bird's head:

These red rocks are part of the amazing Fountain Formation:

The trail winds between spires of tilted sandstone:

Not all the rocks are jagged; some have been worn smooth by time and weather:

Hello, Snowcatcher!

Of course there are pauses for wildflower photos (Snowcatcher loves them as much as I do). This is skullcap:

The park's Visitor Center boasts a striking backdrop:

I snap a photo of this fellow, identified by Snowcatcher as a towhee:

Another view of the stunning Fountain Formation:

As we finish our walk, rain begins to fall, but nothing can dampen our joy at being together again for the first time since 2016.

Photo courtesy of Snowcatcher
A lovely walk, filled with laughter and great memories. Thank you, Snowcatcher and Lizard!

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  1. What a lovely sight of you four! :-)

    1. Thanks, Regula! It was such a treat to be together again. :)

  2. Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos with us! That place is amazing. I love Towhee's!

    1. You're very welcome, and thanks for commenting!

  3. Oh, it looks like such a fascinating place to see and it also looks like you had a great time either your friends!

    1. Thank you Kay. I would love to go back there again and take a long hike.


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