Category Archives: Plants

Crested Butte

The area around Crested Butte is world famous for its variety and quantity of wildflowers. There’s a festival every summer, which we wanted no part of. We arranged to visit the weekend after. We weren’t the only ones with that … Continue reading

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Palmer Lake Reservoirs

I took an early-morning, five-mile, three-and-a-half hour hike on the Palmer Lake Reservoir Trail on July 4. Here’s some of what I saw.

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Fall in the Rockies

We headed out fairly early on Saturday morning—to beat the crowds and the rain that was forecasted for the afternoon.  We drove south along the Front Range to Florence, then headed back north along Phantom Canyon Road. There were huge, … Continue reading

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Quick Trip to Columbus

We were planning on eating dinner downtown along the river at a restaurant that overlooks the fountain. But when we took a second look at the menu, we decided to go elsewhere. We ended up at Spaghetti Warehouse where there … Continue reading

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Vindicator Valley

On Sunday, we took Linda and Barb up into the mountains to Victor. We spent a half hour wandering the Vindicator Valley Trail, enjoying the view. Wyoming Ground Squirrel in hiding Female Mountain Bluebird Even at the relatively early hour … Continue reading

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Columbus Park of Roses

We were too early in the year to see most of the roses at this park in Columbus, but the morning was beautiful and we had fun wandering around. I spotted a Great Crested Flycatcher and a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, neither … Continue reading

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This Tree, Those Deer

I pass this tree almost every time I take a walk. I always expect this to happen.   Here’s another shot from a recent walk. My phone camera wasn’t up to capturing the sunset and the deer. I wasn’t going … Continue reading

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Cottonwoods

The parking lot at Headlands Beach State Park was situated in a cottonwood grove. The snow-like seeds were falling everywhere and piling up on the ground in drifts. Occasionally a gust of wind would swirl a clump of it up … Continue reading

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