I’ve been in Colorado Springs visiting and it’s been great, but we’ll head home today. Yesterday we went to see the Paint Mines near Calhan, Colorado. I know I’ve written about this before, probably in 2014… First we went to visit horses at a small horse ranch where my friend leases a pinto named Scoot.
The horses are friendly and beautiful, they like people. I like horses and I enjoyed being around them very much, being followed by them and patting them and all the stuff that isn’t work and isn’t riding. 🙂 Then, on a simmering impulse, we drove another 24 miles to the Paint Mines.
I love this place. It’s beautiful and mysterious. It’s in the middle of the beginning of the Great American Prairie, everything’s comparatively flat grassland, but suddenly there is a small canyon of colored clay.
Photos by me, Lois Maxwell and Adriano Vasco