Monday morning, after breakfast, we headed out our front door for our daily walk. This two mile walk is one of our routine paths and a favorite as we get to experience nature for at least one-third of the way.
This past Monday was Memorial Day and we were feeling sad remembering what this day represents and had given our thoughts to those who lost their lives for our beautiful country. So we needed a little cheering up and nature did not disappoint.
A short walk east leads to this natural area. The snow in the mountains melts and the run off is collected in area reservoirs. The water is then released into these “ditches” for the farmers to use for irrigation. Many species of birds and other wildlife also depend on this water.
We were being watched. Usually we see Elk in this area.
He kept swimming back and forth never going far from, I am guessing, a nest.
We are now facing West toward the mountains.
While I take just a few more photos.
I did not want to get too close! Beautiful, Cottonwood Trees are home to many creatures.
Note the old feather hanging out the front.
On our way back home we have to pass a hotel and this flag was flying proudly.
You just never know when you start out on a walk what you might see. A very nice walk indeed!!
Nature never seems to disappoint…