- Hiking off leash
- Climbing rocks to be king of the world
- Hanging out with friend Laine
- Enjoying the beautiful end of summer weather
- Sharing a stick with Laine
- Did somebody say “treat?”
When you’re trying to learn about native animals ….
On a bluebird sky day, hiking on a serene trail, I saw this beautiful bird. Trying to identify birds is a challenge for me. Colors, bill size and shape, and geography are all useful in identification.
I returned home with clear photos thinking it was a Gray Jay. But the bill was too long. Fortunately, with an excellent search engine and websites that show similar looking species, I was able to learn about Clark’s Nutcrackers today.
They live in the mountains. ✅
Gray overall with black wings. ✅
Long daggerlike bill. ✅
This one looks like two dancers coming together.
Do you see a bird flying right to left with long tail feathers?
These two photos are of the same cloud from different perspectives. What do they look like to you?
Thanks for visiting and I’d love to hear what everyone else sees in these clouds.
These two males drew a crowd Saturday evening. I’ve been to Brainard Lake and Indian Peaks Wilderness Area before, but this was my first time seeing the adult male moose I had been hoping to find.
Moose are considered by some to be the most dangerous animals in our forest. Thanks to a powerful zoom lens, I was able to capture these shots from a safe distance.
Yellow aspen leaves
shorter days cool evenings
fall is in the air.
One of my favorite things about being a mother and a teacher is how children view their world. They see things we overlook. This photo from a few days ago, demonstrates that I was not only the teacher, but the student.
“I like noticing details that no one else sees.”
quickly changing hues –
morning comes after the storm
ever changing views
Magical night sky
moonlight tinged by distant fire
Most hummingbirds have already begun their migration south, but this one spent time enjoying the morning glories.
Charlie is recovering from his puppy surgery. He was snipped and chipped on Thursday.
Gary Larson’s Far Side cartoon (above) always come to mind when I hear of an animal being neutered. If you’re unfamiliar with his work, look him up, you’re in for a treat.
Did someone say treat?
Charlie seems to be recovering well but I’m not sure how I’ll keep him on limited activity for 10 days. I hope we can make it for 7.
He looks adorable in the cone and really only needs it if he’s being left alone or at night. Charlie is doing well, but doesn’t understand that running around the house and leaping down the stairs are not what to doctor ordered.