Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

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.

16 comments:

  1. It does look SO wintery and cold!!! Hope you and the doggies have a great new week!!

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  2. Beautifully empty landscape - so refreshing to look at after being surrounded by buildings and pavements.

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  3. I am always intrigued by the Front Range of Colorado--point the high plains meets the foothills. It was an area where dinosaurs roamed years ago.In my area there are a lot of fossils in the foothill rocks--we are not too far from dinosaur ridge, and a mammoth tusk was found in a creek in our community a few years ago.

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  4. I'll bet you can get some good views from the top of that butte!

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  5. Why do I expect to see a fox any time now? Is there foxes here, or mountain lions?

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  6. what an awesome area~! think I would be definitely doing some hiking there

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  7. Very scenic shots!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  8. No snow there, Al? I still have lots in my back yard, but I'm seeing some dirt in the front. NO hiking the trails here yet! We've traveled further west to find spring.

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  9. Such open country – I bet you can see a beautiful sunset there. Here, with so many pine trees everywhere it is hard to see the sunset. I like the colors of your second photo.

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  10. There are a few places like that around where our kids live and after you walk on the trails, what you thought was desolate becomes beautiful.

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  11. This sure looks a great terrain. Wonderful shots.

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  12. What a vista and wonderful photos of nature's beauty!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  13. My friend Al,

    Everytime I see your photos the poetry reminds me that you are a teacher of photo-art.

    I wish you a nice new week.
    Yannis Politopoulos

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