Tuesday, July 26, 2005

FOX RUN REGIONAL PARK

Fox Run Regional Park is just north of Colorado Springs in the Black Forest area.  It used to be part of the Black Forest Fur Farm in the 1930's and 1940's when white-faced silver foxes were raised here for their valuable fur.

The fur farm has long since been out of business and this beautiful park now occupies part of the land.  There are several ponds and a gazebo that is often used for weddings.

Little creeks join the ponds.  It was hard photographing the babbling brooks because my daughter kept jumping into the picture to play in the water.

This pond was well stocked with large orange koi, which look like gigantic goldfish.  We also spotted a couple of turtles and other smaller fish.  I could have stayed there all day but a storm was moving in over the mountains and once again we made it back to the truck just as the clouds opened up.  With record temperatures being set across the country, we have been very fortunate to have this moisture.  There have already been 2 major wildfires in Colorado's forests, hopefully this will lower the threat.

13 comments:

ctx424 said...

such a peaceful place.
Kate

boiseladie said...

It's beautiful there!  Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos so the rest of us can see what pretty country you live in.

kokoapuffy1 said...

Can see why weddings are popular here. This place is gorgeous. We have had rain for the past 4 days. What a relieve from the humidy!     ~Deborah

joolsinwa said...

It is beautiful!!

nelishianatl said...

I've lived in Commerce City for almost eight months now and haven't seen anything that gorgeous.  My roommates don't take me anywhere, and one is from the San Luis valley! A gorgeous place I'm told.  I will live vicariously through your pictures until I get a car for I have no girlfriends to talk with or a boyfriend yet.  I started my journal again.  It's called WISHING AND HOPING.  Please add me.

mariebm56 said...

Your photos are fabulous as usual.  This place is so serene, so peaceful....
I love the order you put them in.  This top one is my favorite, then the second & so on.
~Marie

scotthlori said...

I could easly spend a couple quiet hours there!

lori
http;//journals.aol.com/scotthlori/DiscoveringMe

glendar0812 said...

It is sweltering hot here on the Atlantic Coast.  I want to sit in the shade and bask in the trickling waters of the stream where you are.  Thank you for sharing your beautiful spaces with us.

cw2smom said...

Oh how I could stay there for hours!  I am especially fond of the first shot!  Great job and thanks for sharing!  Lisa

soniachow718 said...

these pictures are so nice .......so beautiful........what a nce place!

smjr43 said...

The more pics you take, Dorn, the more I miss Colorado.  What a beautiful, serene place!

Blessings!
Susan
http://journals.aol.com/Smjr43/Colorado

emmapeeldallas said...

You are a FABULOUS photographer.  I can smell the pine trees and mountain air when I look at these pics.  Thank you.

Judi

mtrib2 said...

Excellent atmosphere captured in the photos.  I really like rocks, and streams.  mark

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