My intentions this morning were to photograph the moon as it hung over Pikes Peak at daybreak. Unfortunately my camera had been plugged into the computer all night and the battery was completely drained. With my back-up battery MIA, I had to wait while my battery charged, and in that time snow clouds stole over the mountain and hid the moon from view. I settled for an impromptu visit to Manitou Springs.
Manitou Springs is a quaint little tourist town that even the locals love to poke around in. Many of the shops date back to the turn of the century. With business seasonal and mostly dependant upon tourism, it takes a special kind of personality to make it in this town.
While all of the other trees shivered beneath bare branches, the hearty pinetrees seem to thrive in the cold and provide lush color in the otherwise barren landscape. Alas, I too succumbed to the winter chill and had to call it a day after just a couple of hours.