After a long day between the funeral and traveling
we called it an day in beautiful Colorado Springs
checked into hotel and decided to take a short drive to get away for a min
Garden of the Gods was just up the road from the hotel
Was definitely the best idea to unwind from the events
to stop and smell the flowers and take in the beauty
we all often take for granted.
I only had my cellphone on me really was wishing that I had
my big camera with me 😦
Garden of the Gods is a public park located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1971.
I simply love this tree not sure why just do!!
Had to take some selfies 🙂 It’s been awhile and well life obviously is very short
Unfortunately it is this trip we are learning how bad my
allergy to pine trees now is and how much it has
escalated in the past 15yrs. We’ve noticed for the past couple years
increasingly I am easily fatigued when hiking in certain areas
but we chalked it up to out of shape or high altitude.
But this trip proved we were wrong
Not far into our very short hike
I was short of breath fast my chest felt like it was
so tight it could have burst I became so shaky. I felt so weak it was scary
I was like this doesn’t make sense
I have been hiking in NM and the only time I had ever
felt this kind of lack of ability to breathe was when we had
live Christmas trees indoors. And suddenly it clicked!!!
and sure enough we got out of there and the symptoms alleviated but not entirely.
The next day the further south we got the better I was feeling
like I could get deep full breaths again.
So my guess is my days in the north are