Sunday, May 18, 2014

Hello Friends

Once again I find myself having to apologize for not being around.  
I do miss it when I don't get around to visit all of you.  I Love to see what you are
all up to and what you have created.  Does that make me a busybody.. Heehee.
So I will be playing catch up once again.


You know its pretty sad when my husband blogs more than I do. Heehee...
We are here in Estes Park and what a Beautiful Place to spend the Summer.
But before I show you photos of Estes Park I wanted to show
 you some photos from our last stop in Colorado Springs.




Our Campsite was in Walking distance to Garden of the Gods.
We did Lots and Lots of hiking here.




My Husband got us a bit lost on this day of hiking.
You know we couldn't stop and ask for directions. 
One reason was we couldn't find anyone. 
But all was good.  We found our way.



We saw lots of Magpies here in Garden of the Gods.  
But they were a little camera shy.


This guy wasn't camera shy at all.. 
We had so much fun at the Zoo in Colorado Springs.
It brought back memories of going to the Zoo when I was a kid.



Just look at the tongue on this guy.. 


This little fella looks a little sad to me.  Wish I could give him a hug.


We fed the parakeets..  They seemed pretty hungry.
They started snacking on my shoes.
You had to be careful not to step on them..
Hey.  I didn't know I had a hole in my shoe..  
Time to buy some new Chucks. 



All the trees were in full bloom in this little town of Manitou Springs. 
A wonderful place to visit if you're ever in Colorado Springs. 

There you have it... a quick catch up of our time in Colorado springs.

Thanks so much friends for visiting me.
I do hope you are all doing well.

Hugs~

38 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

lovely garden of the gods! i'd love to see a magpie, too. thanks for the quick catch-up!

Mona Pendleton said...

It's great to get an update from you Linda! Happy to hear all is well! Gorgeous photos as always! Thanks for sharing your journey! Take care and be safe :)

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful photos. Looks like you are having a wonderful time. Keep having fun.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That sure is a beautiful town. Love hearing about your hiking adventures, too. You would laugh at our trails here...all FLAT! lol And getting grown up now, too. Enjoy your day my friend! I look forward to your photos and look at your hubby's blog, too! Hugs, Diane

Weekend-Windup said...

Wonderful pictures. The girl is very brave to feed the giraffe!

S. Etole said...

Giraffes are such characters. A lovely set of photos. Always look forward to a visit here.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful photos, glad you didn't get lost! Love the giraffe! The magpies here are funny, I watch them a lot when they are in the trees in front of my balcony! Hugs, Valerie

Carol Blackburn said...

Hello Linda, what lovely photos. Sounds like things are good and life is grand. Watch out for those parakeets.

Terry said...

So enjoyed your blog post today, GF! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, but of course you did! Hugs!

Charlene said...

Well girl when your husband blogs you need to blog too lol!! I LOVE LOVE the 1st picture and the giraffe had me smiling from ear to ear, hes so so cute!! The pictures are gorgeous my friend! I enjoy seeing where you've been!

Jill Foley said...

I went to Colorado Springs for the first time last fall....didn't make it Garden of the Gods, though. My girls and I flew into Denver, rented a car and drove down to see Compassion's global ministry center. We only had a few hours before we had to get back to Denver to meet my husband. I'd love to go back and explore the area more.

Chris said...

Fabulous photos, Linda. Love the one of the giraffe. Glad you managed to find your way back.

It's lovely to see where you've been and what you've been up to - maybe I'm a busybody too lol

Robyn Goddard said...

Miss Linda,
Your Hubby has a blog too? The Rancher tolerates my blog and blogging habits. As long as I am not taking pictures while I should be working we are usually good.

I have never been to Estes Park, but have heard it is beautiful. Your pictures confirm that.

Sometimes the best of times are when we are lost and have to adventure our way to the well beaten path. Memories are made in extreme situations, some are more fun that others.

I want to feed a giraffe. I have never been that close to one before.

Have a fabulous week!

Sylvia said...

I can understand your lack of blogging as you live in such a beautiful place with so much to explore, Linda! Loving your photo's of Colorado, making me home sick. Think about you daily, thanks for visiting my blog to let me know you were still around! what is a hole in the shoe, they look fine to me...as long as your feet don't hurt, I would not worry about it! Have a beautiful Sunday afternoon!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

I have never seen a Magpie! Wow! Awesome photos! Funny, I just blogged an apology for not being around as much, too...ha!

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful place to be, Linda!
I think I've only seen a magpie one time.

Oh my goodness, that giraffe!!! I LOVE it!!

I am glad that you are doing fine, and having a wonderful time, my friend. xo.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love the photos!! The giraffe close up is a FABULOUS one!!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, you're so making me miss my Colorado home, Linda! I've been to all of these places lots of times. LOVE the memories! TFS!

Kamana said...

zoo visits are such fun for photo shoots

Lynn Richards said...

I so love to catch up on all your photos, Linda!
When we were in Colorado, I learned that I don't do will at 9,000 ft. and that altitude sickness is no fun!
It is certainly beautiful and we got stuck in a snow storm...but I'll do with out the altitude!
xo

Ida said...

Good to hear from you again. Life is busy so don't worry if you don't post as often. Just let us know from time to time how you are doing. Loved your Zoo shots.

Barbara said...

I love walking around with you, only hope one day we can do that in person. Your new place of adventures was awesome, the zoo images are priceless.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful photos Linda, it is always good to see you post something, hey, come on, you gotta catch up with Bruce! : )
Life here is pretty much same old same old, you know the heat is coming, that is no nice at all, I rather be where you are, take me, take me! LOL!

Becca said...

Hi Linda! Never apologize for living your dream and having fun! We know you'll always pop back in and show us photos of your journey from time to time. I love all your shots here, and that giraffe photo is just the best, also love the one with the girl feeding him. All great shots, always look forward to seeing more. I think the bird and Chucks photo would be cute on IG too. :-)

Pride In Photos said...

Garden of the Gods...HELLO...can you say Lord have mercy!!! That was outstanding my friend.

Gail Dixon said...

We visited CO Springs 4 years ago and fell in love with it! You went to the same places we visited. I was not into birding then, but I do remember seeing some Jays that were pretty. So glad you checked in with us. Can't wait to see more photos. :)

Audrey Pettit said...

My word, what a gorgeous place, and what a fitting name for such beauty! You are so lucky to be able to visit so many beautiful places, Linda! I always LOVE to see your photos! That close up of the giraffe's face made me break into a huge smile. TFS, and looking forward to seeing photos of Estes Park!

Catherine said...

You are seeing so many wonderful things Linda!
Wishing you a fantastic week my friend!
xo Catherine

Buttons said...

Oh Linda you have such a beautiful life one I could only imagine I am so happy you share it with us. Thank you. Gorgeous photos. Hug B

Lynnda said...

Thank you so much for dropping by my blog....! Appreciate that you still remember me !!!

As always I love your beautiful photos. Looks like you are having a wonderful time..... which is great! hugs....x

Jacqueline said...

Linda, I have been meaning to get to your blog, finally... Your photos are always fantastic, thank you for sharing your adventures! Hope you and DH are well! Hugs

Deanna said...

What a truly great adventure you two are on...getting lost, feeding giraffes, enjoying God's gift of nature. Have fun and enjoy the moments!!

Bunch of Barrons said...

Looks like lots of fun has been had! Great pictures to save the memories, too. :)

Ros Crawford said...

Hey there!! Loving your shots ... We call those birds Budgies ... your photography puts mine to shame ... So glad all is well with you ... sending hugs

Sue Lelli said...

Don't you just LOVE Colorado Springs! The zoo is my FAV! I LOVE the giraffes! THX for the trip down memory lane! Looks like you are having a blast!

Tracy said...

Awesome pics! Especially love the first bird and the giraffe, my fave wild animal. So glad to hear you're still enjoying your treking. Hugs!

Haddock said...

Lovely pictures. That Parakeet in flight is just wonderful.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Sigh. Fab pics, all of 'em. Love the opening photo of a blossom and its surrounding buds the best. I do love animal pics, but flowers always speak to my heart. :)