Once again, my lil’ family headed to the outdoors to “decompress.” We started our 6 day adventure after celebrating the 4th with neighbor friends. The first stop was at White Star campground near Twin Lakes, the site where my lil’ guy became a budding environmentalist. These naturally formed glacial lakes are surrounded by mountains, including Mt. Elbert, at over 14,000 feet elevation.
Since this first destination was also near Independence Pass, one of the highest paved passes in Colorado, we decided to take our first hike here. Wildflowers were blooming and snow still made it’s presence on some slopes and peaks.
This Monday’s phoneOgraphy challenge is black and white. Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy simple things, like this tire swing…especially after a summer rain that cools things off.
Sonel’s Corner is hosting a b+w photo challenge and this week’s theme is toys.
The weekly photo challenge on The Daily Post is the golden hour. This photo was taken from my backyard. My lil’ guy ran in to get his camera and took photos right beside me.
My lil’ guy loves to be outdoors. He is always asking me to go on walks with him to help him find “treasures.” His collection mostly consists of rocks of various sizes and sticks. He takes great pride in his finds. While camping at White Star campground near Twin Lakes at the foot of Mt. Elbert, we took one of these walks. Amongst the many tiny pine trees that were stretching their little heads up to the sky, he found one that he declared “the cutest little tree.” So, he proceeded to collect rocks to gently and strategically place around the tree so as to protect it. We took this walk for 3 days straight to check on the lil’ tree. When we left the campground to head on to our next adventure, he asked me to take a photo, so he could remember it forever.
Cee’s Photography is back and has opened up a new photo challenge with the topic autumn. When the blazing sun is beating down some days, the crisp air of autumn is greatly missed.
Sonel’s Corner is hosting a b+w photo challenge and this week’s theme is neighborhood. These are the things that captured my eye on the way to the park with my lil’ guy. Thanks for hosting the challenge. It made me focus on some of the little things and those things made me smile.