Although The Park is
not a formal type of green space, it is a magical place with a wide open grassy
area guarded by a row of weeping birch and a view to the tip of Mt. Sneffels.
It includes an aspen glade, fabulous specimen trees for spring and fall, large
shade trees, a hammock for quiet summer afternoons, and a big weeping willow.
Stately horsechestnuts trees, a young ginko biloba, an oak-leaf rowan tree (the
tree of the Scottish fairies and Forest Nymphs), weeping mulberry, a twisted
Harry Lauder's Walking Stick shrub and other delightful trees and shrubs and
flowering plants make up the landscape. Many kinds of birds nest here, filling
the place with song in spring and summer. The Park is a great place for family
gatherings, Easter Egg hunts, farm festivals, music or poetry gatherings,
Summer and Winter Solstice celebrations and so much
Wild forest spirits
dance at dawn on Summer Solstice.
frequently fling rainbows over the park just to add to the
The above rainbow was
one of the widest ever seenviewed from the park over the farms to the
The sky over the park
is a wonderland in itself for the cloud-watcher and the star-gazer. The night
sky brings the Milky Way so close one can almost scoop up a handful of stars.
The deep azure skies of SW Colorado come from clear clean air. You can rest in
the grass of the park and watch the hawks soar overhead or watch the graceful
evening dance of the swallows as they catch insects.
Our park is the
stomping grounds for all sorts of wildlife, including the fabulous native
Northern Leopard Frog, seen below watching over the park on a rainy
A pair of beautiful
horsechestnut trees grace the gateway from the park to the pasture.
Behind them are four Redbud trees, finishing the gateway with an arch of
lavender-pink in spring.
The Park was often our
place of celebration for Summer Solstice. For a glimpse of some of the other
Celtic celebrations click here.
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