Scenic Saturday

It’s a beautiful day here in Denver. I’m reminded that it is Saturday and I’ve been browsing my landscape catalog for shots I may not have paid much attention to.

Today, you get a look at the Wilson Mountain Range in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. This photo was taken along Last Dollar Road. I love white puffy clouds in my landscape photos.

COVID-19 Hunker-down Log. Stardate 43998.28

Combating boredom. A sunny and windy early morning here in Red Feathers. Yesterday was a day of exploration in Northern Colorado. I checked out several areas near the Wyoming border in hopes I could find new photography locations. A lot of high clouds made landscape photography more or less useless, but I did find a few spots worth returning to for a more methodical approach.

As for moose. Not much moving around in the high country. There is still snow on the ground in spots but the lakes aren’t frozen. It is still a bit early in the season to go full tilt boogie on moose, but they are out there and in a few weeks things will have greened up significantly and the twig eaters will be moving around to take advantage of the fresh forage.

Between the areas I was exploring were large tracts of open range and with that open range comes pronghorn antelope. Pronghorn aren’t really antelope, they are their own unique species of animal, indigenous to North America. I think they are actually related to giraffe and okapi genetically speaking. They are extremely fast animals, perhaps the fastest in North America. The buck in today’s photo was taking a nap in the scrub country north of Walden, Colorado.

Today I plan to head east to a place called Soapstone Prairie where there is a herd of genetically pure bison, and coincidentally, large numbers of pronghorn. Since I don’t have a large selection of pronghorn photos, I’m hoping that I can add to the catalog.

Happy thought inventory. The wind in the mountain trees sings a sweet song.

Supply status. No worries

Weed inventory. Plenty.

Laundry status. All done.

No first-responder activity to report.

The hunkering down continues.

Still alive and well here in Red Feather Lakes.

Happy Moose Monday

A new week dawns and Monday is the day I share a moose photo.

Taken in 2017 while on a trip with a couple of friends. I’m guessing they both have this same photo. I always find it startling when I watch a calf nurse on its mother. The calf puts a lot of force on those sucks and the mom always stands there patiently like nothing is happening. When it comes to getting to the good stuff, the calves don’t take no for an answer.