I got a ride home from work...
...only to find I was locked out of my own home.
Well, that could have been taken in more than one way.
Today, I arrived at work at 7:30am. My car was stolen this last weekend, found on Monday, but it's toast. More to come on that in a future blog post.
We have to cut hours at work, so I ended up clocking out at 12:30 and asking my friend Jeremy for a ride so that I didn't have to wait until about 7:30 for someone else to come pick me up.
Jeremy gave me a ride home, which I'm extremely grateful for, and I proceeded to start to walk towards my door. I suddenly remembered the moment early this morning where I looked at my keys hanging on my key holder. I remembered not grabbing them because I figured I wouldn't need them, as I didn't know I'd be done working at 12:30 today.
I proceeded to attempt to break into my own home by trying to force the sliding glass door open. It didn't work, which I'm kind of glad it didn't, because otherwise I'd be looking at my door going "Well, you're easy to break into".
Thank GOODNESS I packed my camera in my purse today. There was only one thing to do! To go take photographs! I went to James A Bible Park, attempting to walk very, very slowly to pass time, and got some gorgeous shots of the fall scenery here in Denver. Gorgeous. I'm telling you.
James A Bible Park in the fall is like being in the middle of a fairy tale. I love it so much.
I've said several times that it is impossible to take an ugly photograph of Colorado. I've tried. I always find something beautiful about it. #Perspective much?
All I did was walk up and down the creek, folks. Didn't even walk that far, and all these shots are just so freakin' scenic! Seriously, don't you just want to build a cottage and hide from the real world?
As I was feeling this "I'm Aurora in Sleeping Beauty and this park is my kingdom" kind of feeling, I decided to get a bit more artistic with this image, upping the saturation to give it a more surreal feel.
What the heck is it really? Algae growing in the creek, folks, with fall leaves sitting on top of water.
Speaking of my fairy tale cottage in the woods where these fairies take care of me forever and ever, this tree would definitely be in my front yard.
Does this image look familiar? Look at the first image. Look at this image. Look at the first image again. There ya go.
Would you believe me if I told you the bottom image is the original, and everything in it is a reflection in the water? If you look at the "clouds" very closely, you'll be able to see that they are really the rocks sitting on the bottom of the creek.
If you still don't believe me, look at the image below.
Now you can't "unsee" it can you?
I had a wonderful time today walking around the park taking photos. I even retrieved a vintage car side mirror that I found yesterday. I'll write about that tomorrow. That's right, we're going backwards in time, people!
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