When I visited Estes Park, Colorado, home to Rocky Mountain National Park in December 2013, I saw my first elk. I remember how cool that seemed. I spent a week skiing, checking out a few different places, and visiting family. This trip, prompted by my desire to move from the city to the mountains forContinue reading “Another Day, Another Animal Parade”
Thanks to a neighbor’s message, I knew these two gentlemen were on their way for a visit. When first spotted, one was in the back and the other was on the side of my house. Charlie barked low, a warning that didn’t seem to alter the path of these beauties. They stopped to snack onContinue reading “Two Bull Moose Stopped By”
Pair of coyotes, plump with plush coats one takes off while the other lingers, posing for the camera
Dear Deer, It was so kind of you to stop by. I enjoyed our photo shoot and wanted to send you a few of my favorites. I hope you like the one showing off your crown of flora. With admiration and love, Laura
I know we need the rain. I live in the forest where the threat of fire is always something to be aware of. This spring has been the first time in the almost three years I’ve lived here that we aren’t in a drought. Today it’s been raining on and off, but mostly on, forContinue reading “Lightning in the Sky”
Ruby throats stop by dinner time in the forest savoring sweetness
Morning sun filtered through snowy pines awaiting the warmth for melting
On a recent night, with wind howling like a pack of wolves, this tree snapped and fell. No damage because the tree was thoughtful enough to not hit anything on its way down.
Passing through, stopping to say hi, pose for a picture, and off they go.