On our way we drove through beautiful, rolling yellow hills, past large equestrian facilities, cattle grazing range and quite a bit of earth moving in preparation for what we assumed would be another housing development.
|Aurora Rampart Reservoir|
Since we have a Colorado State Park Pass on the jeep we were able to just drive into the park without stopping. The road leading to the Visitor's Center is quite short and there are no other roads in this park. Signs urged us to enjoy the beauty, to immerse ourselves in the pristine landscape and to help preserve it for future generations.
The huge, red spine of the 300 million year old Fountain Formation fills your eyes.
Their color and shapes contrasting with the verdant green scrub oaks fairly shout at you as you wander the trails.
As I stood framing the shot above, I heard the very loud, and very unmistakable warning of a rattlesnake in the undergrowth nearby. I moved.
His comment, however, made me remember to look around me and notice the little things while I was being wowed by the big views.
|most extremely cool seed of the Mountain Mahogany bush|
We'll be back again.