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Pikes Peak As Seen From Our House

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Here are a couple of photos of a T-38A mounted at the United States Air Force Academy.
The beautiful blue skies make them my entry for this week's Skywatch Friday meme.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Spring at the Air Force Academy

Here are some photos taken last May at the United States Air Force Academy.
These were taken in the cadet area, near graduation day.
The building is the famous cadet chapel. The photos match this week's "spring" theme at Tina's PicStory, as well as being part of Our World Tuesday. It's also nice to look back at spring after our first real snow last week.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Severn Bridge

Continuing with a 1975 trip to England and Wales, here's a photo of the famous Severn Bridge which links the two countries.
It may be an old and less-than-perfect photo, but it's my entry this week to both Vintage Weekly and Sunday Bridges.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Rocky Critters

This may be pushing the Camera Critters meme a little (but it certainly qualifies for Scenic Sunday), but there are rocks in Garden of the Gods that clearly resemble animals. This one is called Kissing Camels.
And this one is unofficially called Snoopy Rock - can you see Snoopy laying on his back on his doghouse?
There are lots of interesting and fun things to see in the Garden of the Gods!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mountain Shadows Sunset

For this week's Skywatch Friday post, here's a sunset from the Mountain Shadows neighborhood. This was taken the evening of the concert about which I've posted several times before.

Monday, October 22, 2012


I liked the pattern these lights made at my granddaughter's dance recital.
It's a small part of Our World Tuesday.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Monnow Bridge

This entry qualifies for the Vintage Weekly meme in several ways. It's an old scanned print from 1975. And the Monnow Bridge is certainly vintage, having been completed in 1272 (although the gatehouse was completed a few decades later).
And I'd guess that it will be one of the oldest entries for Sunday Bridges this week.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Old Ruins

Here are some more photos from a hike in my town last December, here are some ruins. I believe they are from an old stage stop.
It's a different kind of Scenic Sunday entry.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

More Fall Aspen

This week's Skywatch Friday entry is of a pair of aspen trees reaching towards the sky in Fox Run Park one week ago.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Air Force Academy Model Airplanes

Near the Air Force Academy chapel are several large model airplanes, and here are a couple.
There's also a statue for the famous Tuskegee Airmen.
And these are my photos for this week's Our World Tuesday meme.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Tower of London

Here's another 1975 London photo for Vintage Weekly, this time the famous Tower of London.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Road and Trail Bridges

On a winter hike last December I took these bridge photos for the Sunday Bridges meme. There are lots of interesting shadows so I'm also linking it to the Shadow Shot Sunday meme.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Memorial Park Sunrise

In my last post I showed you the scene around Memorial Park where the Balloon Classic is held every year. Even though we didn't get to see any balloons lift off the day I visited, we did get a nice sunrise.
So it wasn't a complete waste of sleep getting up that early - at least I got some Skywatch Friday photos.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Balloon Classic and Mountains

The Colorado Springs Balloon Classic is held the first weekend of September every year in Memorial Park and attracts dozens of hot-air balloonists over three days. The morning that I went to see the mass ascension it was too windy and nothing lifted off. So this is the best I could do, and the photos are better a month late than never.
That's Pikes Peak with a burst of flame from a balloon burner in front. Next is a view from the park towards Cheyenne Mountain, with a crowd of people waiting for the lift-off that didn't happen.
Oh well, maybe next year. This post is for Tina's PicStory theme of "Mountain".

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Icy Weekend

We had some cold weather the last few days, and this is what we woke up to yesterday morning.
It's not uncommon to get some cold nights this time of year, but these grey skies are unusual for us.
But we were back to normal again today, so I took the dog and the camera to the local park.
And that's my post for Our World Tuesday.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Big Ben

I think it's time for a change from all the old photos from South Korea I've been posting. So this time we're going back to 1975, for a trip to England when I was growing up. Here's Big Ben!
Visit Vintage Weekly to join the old-time fun.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Garden of the Gods

I never tire of walking around the amazing Garden of the Gods, and since it's just a few minutes from where I work I can indulge myself as often as I like.
It has so many incredible sights to see.
And like any great place of natural beauty, its mood changes with the weather.
But it usually brings me a sense of peace and well-being.
Obviously this is a Scenic Sunday post. And I also just discovered another meme, Orange You Glad It's Friday, for which this post qualifies too!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pretty Sunset

For Skywatch Friday, here's a pretty sunset from earlier this year, taken from our deck.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Black Forest Park

Here are a couple of photos taken in the nearby Black Forest Park over the last year or so that I haven't yet posted. They're a pretty part of my world for Our World Tuesday.

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