Despite my intense dislike for Colorado Springs-area cyclists, I have found that I do enjoy riding my bike. We don’t live very far from a couple of different trail heads along the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail; and one of those trail heads is the north end of that trail, but the south end of the New Santa Fe Regional Trail.
The New Santa Fe Regional Trail parallels Interstate 25 (which allows me to occasionally ride to work) and cuts through the US Air Force Academy. It also runs along the railroad tracks, so sometimes I take my camera with me when I don’t plan on making a particularly long ride. If I ride to the north gate of the USAFA, it’s about a 20-mile round trip. And I took these pictures along that section of trail.
Looking down a rather steep embankment, I saw this doe grazing in the shade:
When deer in the city are common, there’s nothing particularly special about seeing them in relative wilderness; however, (not to get too preachy or anything) I simply cannot not appreciate nature’s beauty when I see it.