Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Garden of the Gods Unexpectedly 89/365

I got invited to go to the Garden of the Gods today, an unexpected diversion and oh so fun!. We took the guided nature walk and I learned a lot of things I didn't know like.... why some rock formations are white (bleached by natural gas and oil when they were still horizontal in the ground)...How magpies need a nest with two hole to exit and enter (their tails are too long to turn around)...and why the garden was sacred to the Native Americans (a white buffalo rock formation). Too much fun even though the wind was howling beyond belief.

Mimi, Erin and Saki dog

Rocks on left bleached of iron oxide.

White Buffalo (top of rock)

Celton and Meagan on a Rock Week field trip.

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