Wednesday, August 10, 2011

[Mostly] Wordless Wednesday 8/10/11

A note before I begin: I have company this week, so will be delayed in responding to your comments and visiting your blogs. I will do so as soon as I'm able.

Today is my fifteen year wedding anniversary! Happy Anniversary to my hubby!

Since today represents a wonderful marriage to my favorite person, I thought I'd post a picture of one of my favorite places. Garden of the Gods!

On the right you can see the "Kissing Camels" structure, and behind the red formations is my favorite fourteener, Pikes Peak (named after a man who never made it to the peak, but I'll address that another time)!

Garden of the Gods is a gorgeous park, full of natural beauty. Upheaval from the mountain building in the area shoved the buried layers of different types of rock (sandstone, shale, gneiss, limestone and more) upward. The elements eroded the exposed layers of rock, ultimately forming this playground of rock eye candy. When I need to relax, I take a drive or a hike through here. It never fails to lift my mood.

You can check out Garden of the Gods HERE.

What is your favorite place to unwind and relax? Do you have a place that can instantly improve your mood?

May you find your Muse.


  1. The beach is my unwind place.

    Happy Anniversary!

  2. Happy Anniversary!
    I like country walks best and seaside beach coming :O)

  3. Congrats on the anniversary and many more to come.

  4. Well, happy anniversary, then! We just had our 13th a couple of weeks ago. I hope you have a great day together!

  5. Stunning.

    Yes, the summit where the observatory is my place.

  6. Happy anniversary!!

    My favorite place to relax is at home.

    Tossing It Out

  7. Like Lee, my favourite place is home too. Happy anniversary!!

  8. Happy Anniversary!

    I love the Garden of the Gods. It's one of my favorite memories from when we lived in the Springs. Some day I'd love to go back.

  9. Carol, thank you! The beach is one thing I don't really have access to around here, but I'm betting it would very much be my unwind place, too.

    Madeleine, thank you! Oh yes, country walks are the best.

    Mark, thank you!

    Yvonne, thank you, and I certainly hope so!

    Andrew, thank you! And a belated Happy Anniversary to you, as well!

    M Pax, I bet that is awesome!

    Lee, thank you! I have a hard time relaxing at home with itty bitties running around, but I still enjoy a nice day of just chilling in my home.

    Lynda, thank you! There's no better place than home.

    Donna, thank you! I'd have a hard time leaving Garden of the Gods behind.