Sunday, November 04, 2007

Near to Home


The above photo was taken in the late afternoon at a park close to where I live in Colorado.

14 comments:

Webs said...

I wish I was close to scenery like that... The Midwest is pretty darn flat.

aos said...

Makes my surroundings look a little dull. Is Anastasia Kapluggin a real name? Sounds like a first generation Tsarist application.

Brendan said...

Very nice, Paul. I miss things like this. There are times when I feel very far from home living in South Texas.

ybonesy said...

Wow. It reminds me of an episode in Startrek where the crew beams down and looks around, amazed by the seemingly incongruent mix of natural formations.

enreal said...

I never knew. Wow...beautiful!

Paul said...

I haven't lived in many places, but every place I've lived has had it's own beauty. The trick is to learn how to look to see it.

AOS, I was wondering the same thing about the name "Anastasia Kapluggin".

ordinarygirl said...

I'm still willing to trade backyards with you! :)

Paul said...

Hi Ordinary Girl! Did I mention it took me about 40 years to find a backyard like this one?

Alli said...

Hey, Paul...want to have coffee next time I'm in Colorado? Man, I miss having GotG as my backyard; lived for several years in the condos on the mesa just east of it, toward the south.

I'm only half-joking, though. It's always wonderful to find free-thinking folk back in the land of the fundiegelicals, and I'll be in Monument at Thanksgiving.

Paul said...

Hi Alli! Welcome to the blog! I'm kind of ambivalent about living in this beautiful, God drunk city. On the one hand, I have close, wonderful friends here, the town is within easy reach of wilderness, and the crime rate is low. On the other hand, the local fundies are as numerous as ants, as crazed as lunatics, and as likely to drench themselves in their God as a street prostitute is to drench herself in cheap perfume. Colorado Springs gives me very mixed feelings at times.

Coffee sounds like fun, though! Maybe you could email me.

amuirin said...

Almost looks like a surreal landscape.

Paul said...

Doesn't it though?

rebecca said...

Hi Paul,

Thank you for your welcome! How welcoming!

Gosh, what am I doing living in the Northeast is all I have to say. I think I'm officially depressed.

How wonderful you have such a beautiful and inspiring view.

P.S- loving your blog!

Paul said...

Thank you so much, Rebecca!