Month: February 2013

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – Colorado Springs

Back in October William and I went to Colorado Springs with his sister, Hailey and her husband Eric to visit family. I’ve never been there before, and we are talking about possibly moving there for work, so we all decided to check it out! 

It reminds me a lot of where I grew up in southern California, dry dirt hills, hiking consists of small canyons, so I felt comfortable. Over the last 7 years, I’ve gotten used to the wet and green area I live in, so we’ll see what will happen. 

One of the first places we saw was the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (http://www.cmzoo.org), which is one of the most beautiful zoos I’ve ever seen! It was propped up on a hill and it had some pretty cool animals! Hailey and I were very excited to have our awesome cameras, and spent most of the time looking through our view finder 🙂 

I have a lot of photos from this day, haha, so let’s start with the giraffes. I’ve never been to a zoo where they had the platforms up high enough to feed them! We were at eye level with them! I was really excited about the shots I got 😀 

 

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Hailey feeding them 🙂 As you can see, I had a hair in my camera that I didn’t know about until after the trip 😦 I tried to fix it in some of my shots, but in this one it just wasn’t working, so I had to leave it.

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Hailey and Eric 🙂

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Some of them even let us pet them!!

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The World of Snow

We drove 6 miles up Mt Hood and found a ski lodge, where everyone decided to be that day! It was busy, very busy, people were renting skies, snowboards and at the top of this large lodge was a little pub/restaurant. I was happy it was sunny there, it would have been so much colder if it was cloudy.

I’ve never seen so much snow in my whole life! HAHA

 

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The sky is really grainy in this shot, so I wasn’t happy about that.

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Family of Bloggers Award!

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My fellow blogger Terry1954, is an incredibly talented woman! She writes everything, poems, short stories, chapters to her novel, everything! I’m completely impressed by her, and jealous of her! HAHA! Thank you for nominating me for this award Terry 🙂 Click on her link above to check out her site!

I’m assuming this is about my blogger family, so I’ll be filling this out based on that 🙂

What do the letters stand for in the word family to me?

F- Friend. I have meet so many amazing people on here I’d call my friend 🙂

A-  Awesome. All of you put me in awe! With your words, photos, creative creations and cooking! 

M- Meaningful. You guys don’t have to pay attention to me, but you do. You make me feel like I have a purpose, that my photographs have a purpose! 

I- Inspirational. There are days when I feel so down and without talent, but you all help me chase my dreams and you help me to keep going 🙂

L- Limitless. The help I receive from you all is limitless! You’re always there to help me and always answer any questions I have 🙂

Y- Yearlong. I stole this word from Terry because I didn’t know what other word to put! HAHA! But then I started thinking about it and I said, this really works. It’s been almost a year now that I started this blog. It has been an amazing adventure! I went out of my comfort zone and did it! My husband, William, helped me set it up and if it wasn’t for you guys, I wouldn’t have kept going 🙂 Thank you again for everything you’ve done for me!

Thanks again Terry for thinking of me 😀

I was wrecking my brain trying to find nominees, and it’s just too hard to pick a certain few! I have so many whom I care about and who have inspired me! 

I’d like to nominate all of you! Everyone who reads this, you are nominated! No hard feelings, if you don’t have time to fill it out. Just know that you are all greatly appreciated! 😀