I have my camera back, but finding the opportunity to take pictures is hard now that I have so many little people to watch over. Yesterday we spent the day at Rampart Range Reservoir, which offered some spectacular photo opportunities, but they will have to wait for a future visit. I have over 400 shots but the majority of them are of the cousins playing in the water. Needless to say, those pictures are priceless.
Rampart Range Reservoir is one of the main water supplies for Colorado Springs. It is also a popular fishing and boating spot. The water is crystal clear and ice cold as it is fed off of the snow melt from the mountains.
A gift from my nephew, before we could tell him that gathering of wild flowers in the forest was prohibited. I took a picture for memories though. Such a sweet offering.
The entire area provides a feast for the eyes, the tranquil lake, the lush forest of pine and aspen, and the rich undergrowth. Even the air seemed different up there, the sky bluer and the clouds fluffier.