Tuesday, September 30, 2008

DAY 51 - What Will It Be?

This is a construction site right around the corner. It used to be landscaped beautifully with grass, plants, bushes, trees. Then they stripped it and now I'm eager to see what is coming!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Day 50 - AKA "the Walk"

I give up on getting these in the correct order - hope they give you some sense of our little section of North colorado Springs

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Day 49 - We're Going On A Walk

Looking for photos around Colorado Springs has proven more difficult than I thought it would be. my goal most days is to stay at home and the farthest I go is taking the dogs for a walk! So, here we go - When the dogs find me coming down the stairs with my walking shoes on OR if they see my daughter April with her walking shoes on, they start to dance. running, jumping and very excited barking begins. here is a small sample. and tomorrow - you'll go with me along the scenic walkways here in the Northern Part of Colorado Springs

Friday, September 19, 2008

DAY 48 - Acacia Park

Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs. This is the park with the Uncle Wilber fountain from earlier. it's a neat park  and usually very full at almost any time of day or night. Many city functions are held here also. Unfortunately, as you can see from the Police center here, it has also tended to be a problem spot - mostly with drugs - so they opened up a police post right there in the park!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Day 47 - PURPLE House

Now, THIS is a beautiful Purple house :) Downtown Colorado Springs

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Day 46 - Uncle Wilber's Fountain

This is Uncle Wilber's Fountain from Acacia park in Downtown Colorado Springs.
Since its opening in 2001, the whimsical Uncle Wilber Fountain has entertained thousands of kids (and lots of adults, too!) with its delightful sculpture, 52 vertical pop jets, over 200 unpredictable streams of water, dozens of colorful fiber-optic lights, danceable scores, and a water-themed riddle that, when the fountain is on, is accessible only to those willing to "take the plunge" and venture beneath the waterfall cascading from Wilber's sky-blue dome. 

Thursday, September 11, 2008

DAY 45 - We Will Never Forget

Just  on my morning walk early today and shot these photos to prove that we will never forget - can you see the Yellow Ribbon tied around the tree in the first shot?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Day 44 - Doggie Poop Cans

Remember the lake?  Around that lake is a park and this is one of THREE Doggie Cans. They have a bag dispenser on top and receptacle on bottom. They are all over the parks in Colorado Springs. I don't usually see them so full, LOL, as they are emptied regularly, but this one had reached it's limit. I think it is very cool that the parks are equipped for puppies. I want to show you more of Colorado Springs. There are parks and walkways all over and each is usually equipped like this for puppies. This is the city's effort, I believe, to save some open green space because most neighborhoods have houses very close to gether.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

DAY 43 - attempt at a 360 degree

This is my attempt to show you the whole scene from the boys' school. It sits at a very high point in the city and the views really are spectacular. I can't imagine, in this weather, a nicer place to spend a Saturday afternoon. Remind me of that when the wind blows so cold and snow whips across the bases in baseball season! But for now, it's gorgeous. I know some of the cool photo programs can stitch them together but I'm not that far advanced in my digital photo education.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Day 42 - My Puppy

It's really hard to get a good photo of my black puppies but I thought this silhouette turned out pretty good.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

DAY 41 - Just me and my shadow

Just an interesting thing to see for me! As I was walking the sidelines at Saturday's Football game - I got to see my shadow! :)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Day 40 - Saturday FOOTBALL, of course!

Enlarge the photo and check out the 2 opposing players closest to us - are they getting ready to tackle each other or play patti-cake? hmmmmm

Friday, September 5, 2008

DAY 39 - My Dog IN The Lake

This is the lake I told you about yesterday. The one the dogs USED to get loose and run to all the time. Well, today, I was taking out my phone to get more photos and I dropped Finn's leash. So he swam back and forth about FIFTY time chasing the ducks. I kept trying to tell him that the only way a Labrador Retriever would CATCH a duck was if I or someone else SHOT it first, sigh . . . . but he was in heaven and I guess someone up there figured I needed to sit and waste about 30 minutes - maybe there was some wild driver between me and home I was being protected from :) But anyway, Finn was exhausted and I was relieved the leash didn't catch on some of the junk in there so I didn't have to get in :) Happy Friday

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Day 38 - Our Lake

More from our Walking Trail. This is our neighborhood lake. It's actually more like a pond, but it's purty. When we first moved here a few years ago and the puppies would get loose, they would head here and swim. And we would sit on the banks and call and wait. Now they are getting older and seem very content just to sniff around the trees :) All the tall brush on the left are Cattails. Very tall and pretty.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Day 37 - Fields of Flowers

Walking the dogs this morning I was so mad that I had forgotten my camera. Then I remembered that my phone has a camera. Didn't get many good shots but I like this one! this is at the end of my street, where one of the city walking trails begins. Colorado Springs is known as one of the fittest towns in the US. Of course, having the Olympic Training Center here helps :) but there is a lot of emphasis on outdoor activity here and walking trails ALL over!

Monday, September 1, 2008

DAY 36 - Beautiful Flower

Growing wild in the middle of what will be our baseball field soon - I thought this little flower was beautiful and brave.