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The Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods is located several miles from Colorado Springs.

These commanding red rock formations definitely feel like majestic deities! They were created during a geological upheaval along a natural fault line millions of years ago.

Charles Elliott Perkins so loved the Garden of the Gods that he gifted the 480 acres he owned to Colorado Springs in 1909 under the condition that access remain free to all visitors, forever.

Interesting facts:

•The skull of a dinosaur was found in the park in 1878, and was identified as a unique species, Theiophytalia kerri, in 2006.

•A subspecies of honey ant not previously recorded was also discovered in 1879 and named after the park.

There are many stunning photos online, in my opinion, most don’t fully express how compelling these rocks are.

When I took this photo I hadn't noticed the sun at all, and later when I looked at it, I was so excited to see this beautiful sun displayed with rays! What a fun surprise!

My reminder from the Garden of the Gods:

Sometimes it's not so obvious initially, but later, you discover the gift that was there waiting for you.

xo -a

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