Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day Hike

This park is just a few minutes by car from my house. Believe it or not, when we first moved to Colorado... this was the dump... now the heaps of trash have been covered and reclaimed.

I think this might me my favorite photo of the day!


We celebrated Mother's Day today since I have to work tomorrow. Talked my son into going for a hike with me, as a friend (Tracy) had shown me some flowering cacti the other day and I really wished I would have had my camera then. Snapped photos along the way today. Just before we found the cacti I had seen with my friend, Ginger noticed a vulture in a tree. He was eating a snake. Ginger remarked it was sort of like the Mexican flag. We snapped photos of the bird and then he flew off.

You can see town in the distance. Pikes Peak is just out of view.

The pale shale rocks are a nice backdrop for this yellow bouquet of wild flowers.

These cacti are resilient... growing out of a crevice in a steep wall of rock.

In the 18 years we've lived here, I have never seen flowering cacti like this! I feel fortunate to live in such a beautiful area.


Tessa said...

Your photos are gorgeous! Sounds like you had a great mother's day!

Kim said...

Thanks for stopping by! Yes, it was a good Mother's Day. I also did lots of baking which makes for a fun day for me! Two loaves of banana bread, one loaf of whole wheat bread with trail mix mixed in!, and two kinds of brownies. Yum! Can't wait to try out some of the great looking recipes on your blog! I keep thinking about the couscous wraps with fresh mint! Yum!