LOCATION: Starsmore Discovery Center – Colorado Springs, CO
Can I tell you a secret? I’m done with the rain. This has literally been a historically wet May. We don’t do rain for days well here and I am just ready for the summer, and sun, and all things hot…. I’ve had all these great plans to get out, go camping, work on my Chaco tan (and just tan in general), run around the mountains without the threat of flash flooding and lighting storms. It makes me sad.
The other day, there was a break in the rain (ish) on date night and so we headed out and Bruce snapped a few photos on what we like to call a “half hike”. We wanted to run further, explore more, dive deeper but the rain started again and our phones warned of flash flooding.
I stood there and took it all in. The brightest greens from the unending water, the fresh smell of clean air and wet lilacs, the beautiful misty mountains, and the loud rushing of the mountain streams. Sometimes life doesn’t always go as planned and the picture perfect adventure moments don’t happen in front of the camera (or at all.) But there is still beauty in the rain if we look for it. There is always something to refresh us when we stop trying to be so darn perfect.