Category Archives: Photos-Landscapes

~A Fun Walk

~The Rocky Mountains in the background.

~The Big Thompson River dressed in its summer colors.

House Wrens were landing on this fallen Cottonwood tree.

I took these photos about a mile from our house in an area called Oxbow Natural Area. We are so lucky to live in such a gorgeous area. I was with two friends and only had my “short” lens so no bird photos.

Snowy Milkweed

We did see the following birds:

Blue Jays, Black-capped Chickadees, House Wrens, Northern Flickers, Great Blue Heron, Osprey (flying), Belted Kingfisher (fishing), Robins (with babies), Violet-green Swallow, Mallard (flying), Bullock’s Oriole, Hairy Woodpecker, Dusty Flycatcher.

Get out take a walk and enjoy nature!

~Devil’s Backbone Natural Area


~Devil’s Backbone

Long ago it rose,

 its majestic beauty,

graces the sky,

home to many…

soaring hawks,

howling coyotes,

wild rabbits,

slithering snakes,

all are welcome.

Lichen on boulders,

showy patterns of life,

some more colorful than others.

Naked without their leaves,

displaying their strong  soul,

waiting for spring.



More on our walk today, tomorrow.