The Rocky Mountains
border Colorado Springs
along the Western
side of the city--no
need for a compass!
The phrase,
“There’s snow on the
Peak!” officially marks
Winter!

A little history of "America the Beautiful"--
In 1893, at the age of thirty-three, Bates, an English professor at Wellesley College, had taken a train trip to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to teach a short summer school session at Colorado College. Several of the sights on her trip inspired her, and they found their way into her poem, including the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the "White City" with its promise of the future contained within its alabaster buildings; the wheat fields of America's heartland Kansas, through which her train was riding on July 16; and the majestic view of the Great Plains from high atop Zebulon's Pikes Peak.
On the pinnacle of that mountain, the words of the poem started to come to her, and she wrote them down upon returning to her hotel room at the original Antlers Hotel.


All DD Supplies


Katie Pertiet
Jack Frost Kit
Watery Washes
Photo Journal Clusters 2
Inked Alpha Brushes
Oiselet Rouge Kit


Font/Waiting for the Sunrise