Category Archives: Photos-Wildlife

Photos that I have taken of Wildlife

~Sunrise, Visiting Critters, RV Site Photos, Status of Edge, with an additional post needed for our trip to the Ruins and to town.

~Homolovi State Park, Winslow, AZ, Tuesday, October 17, 2017

 

~Sunrise…

“I guess I might as well get up”, I told Howard this morning at 6:15. “Maybe I can capture a sunrise photo.” We don’t get up very early any more, and we linger way too long over coffee. It works for us. However, not this morning.

Howard had to be at the Winslow Ford dealer for 8:00am; a very tough chore for him. He did make it and luckily for him there is a Subway within walking distance of the dealership that serves breakfast sandwiches. We have never had a Subway breakfast sandwich, but they look good on their website. He told me later it sandwich was good.

Wishing I would have gotten outside a few minutes earlier.

 

Sunrise

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~Park Sites…

I thought it would be nice to show a few of the sites here in the park. They are big, level and have plenty room in-between them.

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Site 33 a pull through

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Site 6, back-in

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Another back-in

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Typical terrain in the park

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~Critters…

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Look who came by for a visit. He was so excited he was shaking.

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“Okay, gotta go!”

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A Jack Rabbit

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“Find me”

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~Status of our Ford Edge…

Howard got back from the Ford dealer around 12:30pm. They ran diagnostics and downloaded software all for $200.00 plus dollars. They told us that the transmission needed to be ‘dropped’ and the clutch(es) checked. They also told us that they didn’t have time, in the near future, to do the work.

With that, we are headed in the morning to the Grand Canyon, keeping with our plans. On Tuesday morning we will bring the Edge to the Ford dealer in Cottonwood, AZ for them to do the work. Appointment made. We will be staying at Dead Horse Ranch State Park for the week, as we planned.

~~Tomorrow…

I will post Part 2 of our stay at Homolovi State Park. We took a ride this afternoon to see the ruins, tour the visitor center, and enjoyed a late lunch in town. And, we stood on a corner! (And, I was trying so hard to get caught up with the blog/days.)

PS: If you enjoy dark, clear skies this state park is worth a visit. The sky last night was beautiful, with a prominent Milky Way.

~Look Up Every Now and Then~

 

 

 

 

 

~A few last photos from Lake Colorado City State Park

~Lake Colorado City State Park, Colorado City, Texas, April, 2017

oOo – Follow your dreams wherever they take you.

Way to the Lake
Path to the lake.

oOo – Take a moment and enjoy your surroundings.

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Eastern Cottontail

oOo – Keep exploring, enjoy the journey.

Cottontail

oOo – Find the beauty in all things.

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Lake Colorado City State Park beginning to bloom.

oOo – Be with those that bring you joy.

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Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Bullock’s Oriole

oOo – Enjoy spending time alone.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (more photos of these gorgeous birds later)

Howard and I enjoy staying at this 500 acre Texas State Park with lake views and access. It is picturesque and quiet (in the early spring anyway, don’t know about the summer when full lake activities begin). Nature trails to walk with lots of wildlife to observe.

I imagine this park wouldn’t be for everyone. Too isolated with few amenities. However, if you love nature, birding, wildlife, peaceful days and dark skies then stop here for a few days.

oOo – A few photos from March, 2016:

The evening glow of sunlight across the park is gorgeous.

All alone.
All alone and loving it!

Here is a link: Lake Colorado City State Park

Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Golden-fronted Woodpecker

 

Happy Birding and Exploring!

 

Poetry: “Old Man Resting”

Old man resting,

in a field of spring’s new growth,

tired from the season.

Strength builds,

antlers grow,

peaceful are his days.

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Rocky Mountain Elk
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A sad looking fellow!
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“You would be sad looking as well, if you had the winter I have had.”

In a few weeks this Elk will be strong, sleek and handsome. What a gorgeous velvety rack he is growing!

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Something got this one’s attention.
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A scene from Rocky Mountain National Park, June 2016

 

 

~A walk through the spirit of a day

Alafia River State Park
January 26, 2016
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A walk through the spirit of a day,
The path before us leads the way,
The breeze blows, tree canopies sway,
Sunbeams don’t reach the ground, the skies are gray,
Little eyes peer out of the bay,
On a log, in the water they play,
Heard the nine notes, the elusive owl looks for prey,
She will show herself we say,
It truly was delightful, yea.
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Nature has a heart.
Nature has a heart.
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“Is he smiling?”
Pals?
Pals?
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Gnatcatcher, Blue-grey

 

What ya see Larry?
“What ya see Larry?”
Karla
Karla
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“I’am watching you.”

Thanks for a good time!

~Horns as in Long and Beep, Beeps as in Fast

November, 14, 2015
Copper Breaks State Park
Quanah, TX
2 nights, Site 22
View this Texas State Park here: Copper Breaks

Cloudy skies all day.

You just have to go with what you are given and that is what we did, several walks around Copper Breaks State Park with the doggies for a total of 4.5 miles.

During our walks we saw some interesting sights….

It was early evening when we saw this fellow hunting bugs in the grass.

Roadrunner - Beep, Beep!
Roadrunner – Beep, Beep

A Texas Longhorn from the herd at Copper Breaks.

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Texas Longhorn

Perhaps it is the vintage look of these Windmills that I like so much.

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Windmill Pump

Well past its blooming season, but still lovely with a splash of color.

Dry arid land
Dry arid land

It is always interesting to walk along a river bank. The Pease River, a tributary of the Red River which runs through West Texas, meanders its way through Copper Breaks State Park.

Pease River in Copper Breaks State Park
Pease River in Copper Breaks State Park

Tall reeds, protection for wildlife.

Grasses surrounding a pond
Grasses surrounding a pond

One of the small ponds in the park.

A small pond
A small pond

Now for the fun part ` seeing the Texas Longhorns at Copper Breaks.

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A little Texas Longhorn

If you are interested you may read about these handsome fellows by clicking on this link Longhorns

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“What you looking at sister?”

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The end of our day, enjoyed and treasured.

Looking forward to what tomorrow will bring. We will be on our way to Cooper Lakes State Park.

~Photo Essay-A Day in Rocky Mountain National Park

A Sunday spent in Rocky Mountain National Park

The Valley looks and feels peaceful.
The Valley looks and feels peaceful after a busy tourist season

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A late autumn scene
A late autumn scene
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A beautiful sight as you drive up toward Estes Park
The green grasses of summer have turned golden.
The green grasses of summer have turned golden
A Photographer trying to capture this serene scene.
A Photographer trying to capture this serene scene.

I have more photos to share with you tomorrow. Until then enjoy your day.

Trying to talk me into a morsel.
Trying to talk me into a morsel.
"No food, no more photos for you."
“No food, no more photos for you.”