A Memorial Day Walk…..

 

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.

~ Leaving our home for our walk ~ You can just see Howard's Ham Radio Antenna
~ Leaving our home for our walk ~
You can just see Howard’s Ham Radio Antenna
~Howard, Kloudy and Skye~ A short walk east leads to this natural area.
~Howard, Kloudy and Skye~

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.

~ Thankful for a litle Nature Preserve - nearby ~
~ Thankful for a litle Nature Preserve – nearby ~
~ Nice to see some deer ~ We were being watched. Usually we see Elk in this area.
~ Nice to see some deer ~

We were being watched. Usually we see Elk in this area.

~ Male Mallard watching over a nest ~ He kept swimming back and forth never going far from, I am guessing, a nest.
~ Male Mallard watching over a nest ~

He kept swimming back and forth never going far from, I am guessing, a nest.

~ A little water in the pond ~ We are now facing West toward the mountains.
~ A little water in the pond ~

We are now facing West toward the mountains.

~  Enjoying the Shade ~ While I take just a few more photos.
~ Enjoying the Shade ~

While I take just a few more photos.

~ A Buzzing Beehive ~ I did not want to get too close!
~ A Buzzing Beehive ~

I did not want to get too close! Beautiful, Cottonwood Trees are home to many creatures.

~ A full Nesting Box ~ Note the feather hanging out the front
~ A full Nesting Box ~

Note the old feather hanging out the front.

~ A Game Trail ~
~ A Game Trail ~
~ A Beautiful Flax ~
~ A Beautiful Flax Flower ~
~ A Field of Flax ~
~ A Field of Flax~
~ An American Flag at Half-staff on Memorial Day ~ On our way back home we have to pass a hotel and this flag was flying proudly.
~ An American Flag at Half-staff on Memorial Day ~

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…

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