Well, it’s finally time to return to the things worth paying attention to.
God’s creation is absolutely wonderful, and Colorado has plenty of it to offer. As terrible as the floods and fires have been, Colorado is not only home to hell and high water. There is still much beauty and fascination to be had at the feet of the Rocky Mountains. Here’s just a little of it that I managed to photograph. I hope you enjoy it. By all means, go outdoors and see what early autumn is bringing your way.
I think this is a young spadefoot toad.
A small tiger salamander.
An unusual moth.
Have a lovely day, and God bless!
Well, I don’t think anyone in Colorado Springs thought this would happen. The wildfires from Waldo Canyon are spilling out into the city. They have already burned several homes, and landmarks like the Flying W Ranch. It’s a tragedy, but thank God there has been no loss of life.
These are some of the photographs I managed to take of the fire.
The dragons have certainly come to Colorado. Today is not a day I will ever forget.
I hope your prayers and support will be with the people of Colorado Springs, and indeed anywhere else in the state where there are fires. Pray for the mercy of rain, and for the fires to be extinguished quickly.
[Edit, July 09, 2012: as far as I know, the fire has now been contained, and two bodies were discovered in one of the burned down houses. Despite the tragedy of this event, I am glad it has finally been dealt with]
I had a few more photos to share with you, as visual writing prompts. I hope you enjoy some of this beauty Colorado has to offer.