Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to SEPTEMBER!!!! My header picture this month is a Grand Canyon SUNSET (from our trip there in 2011).
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
In 1909, Perkins' children, knowing their father's feeling for the Garden of the Gods, conveyed his 480 acres to the City of Colorado Springs. It would be known forever as the Garden of the Gods "where it shall remain FREE to the public, where no intoxicating liquors shall be manufactured, sold, or dispensed, where no building shall be erected except those necessary to properly care for, protect, and maintain the area as a public park".
If you want to read more information about the Garden of the Gods, click HERE. We had a fabulous visit there --so I wanted to share more photos with you today. Sorry that the picture above and the last one below are not very good. It was almost dark when we took them. Be sure to click on the photos to see enlargements.
We truly enjoyed our visit here. Thanks again, Sally and Jim, for taking us to this beautiful place. We are still re-living our wonderful trip through our photos. Hope you are enjoying them too.
Prayers for ALL who had damage and/or lost so much in Hurricane Sandy... Thank Goodness for Facebook and email ---as I worked hard to keep up with friends/family in the path of that storm. God Bless ALL.
We never did get any snow (nor rain) here --but it has been COLD and WINDY. Have a great day!