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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!