This month, it's time for the Garden of the Gods to take a step into the limelight.
GARDEN of the GODS
|view of the Park toward Pikes Peak|
|horseback ride through the Park|
Sea serpents swam in shallow waters, and woolly mammoths trudged through deep snow in May. Of course, in some areas of this beautiful state, we still have that deep snow sometimes into June! The wonder and grandeur of the unique rock formations are the key to the secrets of ancient environments to those skilled and talented individuals who can understand the stories they tell.
|Cathedral Spires - then|
|Cathedral Spires - now|
|Balanced Rock - now|
|Balanced Rock - then|
Back in 1859, a surveyor named Rufus Cable first saw the towering spires jutting over 300 feet into the air near Pikes Peak. He enthusiastically declared it was “a fit place for the gods to assemble!” From this excited outburst came the name Garden of the Gods. These distinct and unique formations attract millions of people annually who come to enjoy the beauty of the Park, and they have inspired thousands through various stories. I'm working on a few myself. (grins)
|Gateway to the Rockies|
NOW IT'S YOUR TURN:
* Have you ever visited Colorado or Colorado Springs? If so, when and why?
* What would YOUR reaction have been to seeing these rocks for the first time? If you HAVE seen them in person, what were your impressions?
* Do you have a gem like Garden of the Gods where YOU live? What is it?
* What did you like the most about today's post? What topics would you like to see covered in future posts?
Leave answers to these questions or any comments you have on the post below. Come back on the 9th of June for my next appearance.
Tiffany Amber Stockton has been crafting and embellishing stories since childhood, when she was accused of having a very active imagination and cited with talking entirely too much. Today, she has honed those childhood skills to become an award-winning and best-selling author and speaker who is also an advocate for literacy as an educational consultant with Usborne Books. She loves to share life-changing products and ideas with others to help better their lives.
She lives with her husband and fellow author, Stuart Vaughn Stockton, along with their two children and two dogs in Colorado. She has sold twenty (23) books so far and is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. You can find her on Facebook and GoodReads.