Fourth “R” stories voting reminder . . . and photos

The Alphabet Challenge “R” Stories voting round is undergoing its usual midway stall in what has become a regular pattern . . . half the votes come at the beginning of the voting period, and the rest as we near the end of the voting period. 

Regardless of when, if you are a reader of our stories and someone who votes, thank you in advance for casting a vote for your favorite of the three. Links to the stories and the poll for voting for “Alphabet Challenge R-Stories” are HERE.<<<Link Votes will be accepted until noon on October 20th.

I’m still kind of busy, so this will be yet another short post.

Within, I hope to offer calming photos for people to contemplate.

small tiered waterfallThis serene scene is found along hwy. 24 heading up to Woodland Park from Colorado Springs.

There’s a pullout just before you get to the fun part of the drive (tight turns and narrow lanes with no shoulder), or after the fun part if you’re coming down from Woodland Park. There is a small stream that runs along the road for a bit before it parts ways and goes on to offer flooding danger to Manitu Springs.

And there, unseen from the road or even from the pullout, there’s this little tiered waterfall. The above, of course, is an artified version of it.

Next up, we have a shot from Palmer Park, in the middle of Colorado Springs. It has interesting rock formations (cliff-like) and offers decent photo opportunities as can be seen in THIS<<link post.

Solitary tree and rocks
Palmer park rocks and trees

The scene is reminiscent of what one might see in Yellowstone Park, especially near Mammoth Spring<<link.

Lastly, a scene from one of our Colorado drives, this one being the first drive we took with our then-new Toyota Highlander. (You can read the post HERE<<link)

Colorado Scenery
25MAY2013, Platte River Drive,

The Gallery for these and other photos from “reminder posts” is HERE<<<link. The photos are the same size as if you click on the above, but the details — and quality — are better in SmugMug than here.

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