338: Just in case

The shy flower

It occurs to me that with all we have going on today, I might end up doing another flash post.  I usually like to keep a post handy for those “just in case” days when I either don’t have the time, energy, or inclination to post.  So I got up early today to do a “just in case” post.  I will schedule it to post and, if I don’t find time to post live and in person later today, we can all visit Colorado Springs in 2010 and assume I met my commitment to get outdoors for the day which I will then tell you all about on Sunday.  Or something.

A sunflower in the early morning

Last year near this time, as you may or may not recall, M and I were in Colorado hiking, biking, and soaking up the beauty of the mountains.  We spent a few days in Colorado Springs where we did some of the touristy things expected of us (because we had not been there before) such as taking the cog-railway up to Pikes Peak and visiting the Garden of the Gods.  However, we did do a few things off the tourist track.  One of those things was an early morning hike at Red Rock Canyon.  (If interested, you can read the original post about it here.)

It was one of my favorite hikes on the trip, and I wish we’d had more time to spend there exploring.

There were plenty of wildflowers in bloom at the time.  Naturally I took far too many pictures of them, pictures that have been languishing in the archives, wanting to come out and play.

I should probably look up the names of the wildflowers, but I’m challenged enough learning about Ohio wildflowers and then retaining that information.  There are days when it seems like my memory is full and refuses to retain one more thing, no matter how small that thing may be.

The photos in this post are only from the first ten or so that I took that morning.  That’s because this is a “just in case” post.  It’s also because I have not, a whole year later, found time to sort through the 2,000+ photos I took during our two weeks in Colorado last year.  I need to remedy that.  Soon.

In case you are wondering what’s keeping me so busy today, it’s county fair time.  Long-time visitors to Life in the Bogs might remember that taking our granddaughters to the county fair has become a yearly tradition.  This year will be even more fun as both of our sons will be here along with their wives, and the grands.

Any bets on how soon the cow photos will start appearing here?  😉

In other news…

Today my husband and I are celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary.

Happy Anniversary, my love!  😀

32 Comments on “338: Just in case”

  1. Happy Anniversary, Robin! Hope you all enjoy the fair!

  2. milkayphoto says:

    35 years is impressive! Happy Anniversary, you crazy kids! 🙂

  3. A very happy anniversary to you both!! Have fun at the fair!! 🙂

  4. Kel says:

    happy anniversary you two lovebirds

    hope “Irene” isn’t invited to the party 🙂
    stay safe

    • Robin says:

      Thanks, Kel. 🙂

      A little of Irene showed up just to say hello and cool things off a bit. I’ve been enjoying her visit, but I know those who got the gist of her are not so happy about her visit.

  5. Bo Mackison says:

    Happy anniversary! Happy fair! Happy grand-parenting!

  6. ladyfi says:

    Congrats on your 35 years!

  7. dragonfae says:

    I hope you had a wonderful anniversary and a grand time at the fair! *smooches*

  8. ElizOF says:

    Happy Anniversary! The yellow flowers are always a favorite of mine… They shout hello in the most happy and uplifting ways. Enjoy your day and the fair! 🙂

  9. Colorado Springs is so pretty! We were there in March… last year?… and got to see snow!! I would love to go back someday in late spring/early summer.

  10. penpusherpen says:

    Happy Anniversary to you and M, Robin, and many, many more happy years to come.. I just love the colours in the last Photo, (spellchecker always agrees with you about the spelling of colours, pffft!! )…. anywho, as I was saying, the rich gold of the earth against the lush green just calls out to me, I want to walk barefoot ont’ grass, so it’s my favourite.. (ok, ok spellchecker, I give in.. Favorite!! 😉 ) xPenx

  11. Karma says:

    35 years, wow! You aren’t old enough to be married 35 years are you?? 😉 Congrats!

    • Robin says:

      lol, Karma. Nah. I got married when I was 5 years old. 😉

      (I suppose I should add that I’m kidding in case someone out there decides to take that seriously. But I was young.)

      Thanks! 🙂

  12. A very happy anniversary to you both… and another real nice collection form *ahem* today’s outing… 😉

  13. Marcie says:

    What gorgeous late-summer color. WOW!

  14. Congratulations, Robin! I was just going to ask you the name of the blue flowers!!

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Teresita. 🙂

      I’m afraid I don’t know the name of the blue flowers. I should see if I can find the Colorado wildflower book I bought last time we were out there.

  15. Debbie says:

    Where has the time gone? I remember that day and the young pretty bride with flowers in her hair. Wishes for many more anniversary celebrations for you and M!

    • Robin says:

      It sure does fly, doesn’t it, Debbie? I can’t believe it’s been 35 years.

      Thank you for the lovely wishes. And the lovely cake you baked for that day 35 years ago. 🙂

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