Sunday, June 19, 2005

RAMPART RANGE RESERVOIR, June 18

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.

10 comments:

mtrib2 said...

Brilliant color, spectacular photos!

rap4143 said...

As always wonderful shots :). Isn't it great sharing local areas photos....mini vacation online :).
Betty

tc01hm said...

Thanks for the Alpine view. Was that a wild strawberry? Those kids are getting the best CO has to offer!

labdancer51 said...

That first photo is spectacular....what a view!  :-)

Sandra xxx

smjr43 said...

That first picture is absolutely breathtaking!!!  Sure makes me miss living there.  Hubby is still there helping his brother and family get ready for the big move back to Alabama.  Your nephew was a sweet little one to want to give you the flowers.
All are very nice photos.

Have a blessed week!
Susan
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astaryth said...

As always, BEAUTIFUL! I don't always comment, but I always enjoy <g>
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mkolasa101 said...

Wow what a beautiful place to be.  I love all the photos their wonderful, can't wait for more.  This is just teasing and taunting me as my husband is just a few weeks from retirement and we are just "biting at the bit" to get on back up that way.

Marlene-PurelyPoetry

southernmush said...

Hello again.....I have really enjoyed your journal and your photos. I like that you shared photos of your recent trip. This place is beautiful. I have never been to Rampart Range Reservoir. Thanks for sharing news of your trip.

cw2smom said...

Looks like a great day!  Lovely pics!  Lisa

sonensmilinmon said...

what a beautiful location.  I'd love to go check that place out in person.

Monica

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