After lunch with April and Sophia, we spent an afternoon at Garden of the Gods, near Colorado Springs (how did we not get here before?!?). While the clouds seemed heavy at times, we were lucky to get small breaks in the clouds to let the sun poke through and light up some of the iconic rocks within the park. Admission is free and a visit is highly recommend. And go on a weekday, or early in the morning to avoid the crowds. It’s much better light for photos in the morning (or evening if you happen to not be a morning person) anyway. Send us picks if you go, friends! We’d love to see what you capture.

Garden of the Gods overall scene

Ancient tree branch at Garden of the Gods

View from under Balance Rock at Garden of the Gods

Annie in repose under Balance Rock.

Annie stands under Balance Rock at Garden of the Gods

Portrait of Annie at Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods late afternoon beautiful light

A child climbs a rock at Garden of the Gods

One of the main rock formations at Garden of the Gods

A trio of tall rocks with tree in foreground at Garden of the Gods

View through tree branches of rocks at Garden of the Gods

Late afternoon sun glows on rock cliffs at Garden of the Gods