Thursday, October 24, 2013

ROSES AND SNAPDRAGONS HANG ON AT BANCROFT PARK


This morning I stopped for just a few minutes to admire a few remaining flowers at our park here in Old Colorado City.
















ooops - I see I have a typo above but can't change it now!

A little history:  In 1862 Old Colorado City was the 1st Territorial Capital.  This cabin above was the site of the meeting of the legislators.  Gold was discovered up in Cripple Creek in 1891.  Old Colorado City was a rowdy place back in those days!  They used the Midland Railroad to get to the gold fields.


9 comments:

[email protected] said...

So I see winter is not there for you either. It's such a treat to still enjoy flowers. A friend of mine who lives in Ohio had snow today!

Bernideen said...

Yes - we had snow too. Twice at my house and once on this side of town! I thought the snapdragons in my garden actually liked it! They must be hardy.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So pretty!

ellen b. said...

It's nice to see pink in the autumn!

Marilyn said...

I love the Colorado history and your walk in the park.
The roses are beautiful in their shining Autumn sun.

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Hi Bernideen, thank you for hosting tea time. Finally I was able to link up.
Have a nice weekend.

Vee said...

Such a lovely park and a charming town!

Angela McRae said...

Loved seeing the last of the flowers here! Absolutely charming!

Terri said...

The roses and snapdragons are doing a heroic deed, being still in bloom. I have a few straggling roses, that barely made it through last night. It was quite chilly today.
Your historic town must have quite the stories to tell.
Hugs,
Terri