Persistence at Garden of the Gods

After leaving the plains of Kansas, we drove to Colorado, spending the night at Limon. We decided to get up early-ish (early for us, late for landscape photographers) the next morning to drive to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs before heading to Santa Fe.  We woke up to overcast skies and got to the park around 9:00 or 9:30.  Garden of the Gods is a public park with paved walkways among gorgeous red rock formations. It was relatively uncrowded, probably because it appeared that it would rain at any moment. We were both eager to see the iconic view of Pike’s Peak through the red rocks, but of course, you couldn’t see the mountains because of the clouds. I love the combination of gray clouds and red rocks, but I was really hoping to see Pike’s Peak!

20150530-MMA_6288_melinda_andersonAfter walking through the park for awhile and monitoring the skies in case we had to make a dash to the car, we finally decided a drive around the park might give us a glimpse of the mountains. We drove around, but all we saw were clouds and red rocks- and more clouds. But as we got out of the car to look at the Balancing Rock, we noticed that the skies were beginning to clear a bit.

20150530-MMA_6303_melinda_andersonWe ate a quick snack at the Visitors Center, and then drove back into the park to see what we could see- and VOILA!

20150530-MMA_6343_melinda_anderson-EditThe above shot is of the same rocks and walkway (from a different angle) as the first one a couple hours earlier.

Persistence pays off!

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One response

  1. Barbara

    Beautiful!

    June 3, 2015 at 6:37 am

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