My Contribution to SkyWatch Friday
the Colorado Rockies in Rocky Mountain National Park
A Haze Day over the Colorado Rockies
Sky, Trees and Rocks
A peek into a Valley
White Puffy Clouds and Snow
My contribution to
high in the mountains,
sloped toward the clouds,
kissed by snow drifts.
A log fence at 11,796 feet
Howard on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park
Windy and cool! On Tuesday Howard and I took a ride into Rocky Mountain National Park driving all the way to the top of Trail Ridge Road. It was a fun day!
Cedars have velvety chests of gold, and crests fitting of a king,
their colors so prominent and bold.
While wearing a black facial mask,
and smiling, it appears,
stealing berries their task.
Bright as the sun, a tail dipped in yellow,
distinguished with age,
are these fellows.
Among the ladies, they are measured,
for their waxy, red, wing tip,
and then granted pleasure.
A Cedar Waxwing sitting in an Oak Tree
Gregarious by nature
Sun-streaked in beauty ~
a charming, courtship ritual they exhibit,
while sitting on the branch of a tree,
passing a cherry, insect or petal of a flower,
back and forth to each other,
until the gift is accepted, freely
A pool party!
We have never seen so many Cedar Waxwings in one location. It was fun watching them come in for a drink. In all the photos I captured of them drinking, there was always one Cedar preforming the task of “lookout”. Photos taken in April 2014 in South Llano State Park, Junction, Texas. I was using my Canon 70D with Canon EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 lens.
Added to my Birding Life List
(with Ann Means, my birding friend
and my Mom who came for a visit [special])
Sharing with: Wild Bird Wednesday ~
Today in Rocky Mountain National Park
“One, Two, Three, Four….”
“Here I come, ready or not.”
“Whoa, whats that smell?”
big, fuzzy, butt – BYE!
finding beauty in nature
up close, intriguing
At the end of a long Ponderosa Pine branch
Ponderosa Pine (needles?)
Maturing male Ponderosa Pine Cones
Lamb’s Ear plant, after a rain
Lamb’s Ear leaf, after a rain
Just beginning to grow
Photos taken May 26, 2014. Canon EOS 70D, Canon Macro EF-S 60mm
Sharing with Macro Monday 2
Enjoying retirement: On The Road & At Home