Sunday, February 7, 2016

Castle Rock Supports the Team!

photo by via Face Book

We have a wonderful photographer in town, Nick Lucey, who often posts his work on Face Book. He captures the best of Castle Rock, Colorado through his camera lens. This week he captured our landmark star sporting Bronco team colors. 

This is the star that remains year 'round atop the huge, castle-like rock beside Interstate 25 that can be seen for miles around in every direction. 

Just as an aside here, when I emailed one of these pictures to my family, Sister replied with comments that the top of our rock looks like the landscape of the moon. Yes, there is some similarity!

Every year our town kicks off the Christmas season with special festivities that culminate with the lighting of the star. 

This past Christmas the star was all white lights. The previous year the lights alternated between red and green.

So with that kind of historical tradition, it was easy for some of the firemen to climb the rock and  change out the lights to honor our football team as they play in this year's Super Bowl.

Beloved and I  will be dressed for the occasion as we watch from home this evening. Sure hope they win...

By the way, some of you may be wondering how we can be happy living in a place where there is a dearth of trees and an awful lot of rock formations. Well, this is the wild, wild west with cowboys, rattle snakes, wily coyotes, and huge rocks that look like castles -- a special kind of beauty that we have come to love! (although I could do without the snakes)

If you are interested in seeing more of Nick Lucey's photographs of Castle Rock (the town and surrounding countryside), click on this link for a great slide show:


  1. We are pulling for the Broncos...we are not Cam Newton fans, no way. I loved your photos and got a chuckle out of the wild west comment. Have a beautiful day, friend.

  2. I love your star! I bet that's a wonderful sight to see. Go Bronco's! Hope you have a blessed SonDay!

  3. What a marvelous location for something a little extra special. Enjoy the game!

  4. Well, I am sure hoping that lighted star helps to pull the Broncos through to victory tonight.