A mile to the west of us is an open space area called the Devil’s Backbone. This area is very popular with locals and visitors, offering seven miles of trail for hiking, biking, horse back riding and picnicking. And, of course for taking photographs.
For the last week or so we have had unusual rainy days. It has been nice for our dry environment turning the landscape green.
~Back in October, 2015, I took a night sky photograph workshop at the Devil’s Backbone. Here is the link to read about my experience.Night Sky Workshop
~Here is another one of my previous posts on the Devil’s Backbone. This one, a poetry challenge. Writing a Kyrielle-Sonnet
~Lake Colorado City State Park, Colorado City, Texas, April, 2017
oOo – Follow your dreams wherever they take you.
oOo – Take a moment and enjoy your surroundings.
oOo – Keep exploring, enjoy the journey.
oOo – Find the beauty in all things.
oOo – Be with those that bring you joy.
oOo – Enjoy spending time alone.
Howard and I enjoy staying at this 500 acre Texas State Park with lake views and access. It is picturesque and quiet (in the early spring anyway, don’t know about the summer when full lake activities begin). Nature trails to walk with lots of wildlife to observe.
I imagine this park wouldn’t be for everyone. Too isolated with few amenities. However, if you love nature, birding, wildlife, peaceful days and dark skies then stop here for a few days.
oOo– A few photos from March, 2016:
The evening glow of sunlight across the park is gorgeous.
A cool Spring day here in the Colorado Rockies. We went for a walk this morning along the Big Thompson River. Looks like we are caught in between Winter and Spring.
Soon, warmer weather will melt the snow in the mountains sending runoff to fill the river.
Some Cottonwood trees have seen better days, some are starting to sprout their leaves. Wildflowers are starting to bloom. We heard that a Great Horned Owl is nesting in one of the Cottonwoods along the river path. Can’t wait to see babies.