Tag Archives: Big Thompson Canyon

Photos: ~Berries and Bees~

Autumn Leaf and Berries
Autumn Leaf and Berries

Don’t ask me why I photography berries, because I can’t tell you. Just know that when I come across wild berries, as I am out walking around, I enjoy photographing them.

Red Berries `Close Up
Red Berries `Close Up

These images were taken September 5, 2013 a few miles from my home in the Big Thompson Canyon.

Feathery Vine and Black Berries
Feathery Vine and Black Berries `Close-Up
Red Berries and Vines
Red Berries and Vines
Feathery Vines and Black Berries
Feathery Vines and Black Berries
Black Berries`Close-Up
Black Berries`Close-Up

Below are a few more bee images, I took this day. Honey and Red-tailed Bees feeding on some beautiful purple flowers.

 

Hiding in the Blue Tips
Hiding in Blue Tips
Hanging Up-side down (Red-tailed Bee)
Hanging Up-side down (Red-tailed Bee)
Purple Bee Rhapsody
Purple Bee Rhapsody

Poetry~Rainy Days~

New Mexico Dessert Sunflower Flower
New Mexico Dessert Sunflower Flower

Dreary, rainy days,

softly as drops fall,

 perspective speaks.

Look inward, heart tells all, 

depending what you seek,

rainy days may be cheery.

Wildflowers
Wildflowers

It has been raining here in northern Colorado for the last four days. The rain, from my perspective, has been most welcome, because it has been dry for several weeks.

However, I have learned, as I am getting ready to post, that our heavy rains are causing flooding in parts of the Big Thompson Canyon and mandatory evaluations are being ordered. Flooding has also been reported in Loveland and in surrounding areas.

For friends that read by blog and camped this spring at Riverview Campground; it was evaluated this morning at 8:00am. This campground sits right next to the Big Thompson River.

Here is a link to the story written in the Reporter Herald, Loveland’s newspaper.

http://www.reporterherald.com/news/loveland-local-news/ci_24077971/flooding-is-occurring-at-sylvan-dale-guest-ranch

I guess I need to pay more attention to the news!

Poetry: ~In Pink and Lime she Dresses~

In pink and lime, she dresses,

displaying her allure, boldly,

a tenebrous, little lady,

inviting admiration,

seductively, she poses.

By Sheila: September 10, 2013

In Pink and Lime she Dresses
In Pink and Lime she Dresses

Almost obscured by other flowers and foliage, this little jewel invited me to taken her picture. I took this photo last week on September 5, 2013, during my jaunt up the Big Thompson Canyon. I hope you enjoy her beauty as much as I do.

Poetry: ~A Spider’s Web~

A Spider"s Web
A Spider”s Web

droplets of water 

graces a spider’s web

forming illusions of reflection

tell me, what you see

☼☾☆

when you gaze into these drops

dreaming from the heart

are they borrowed or yours

tell me, sincerely

☼☾☆ 

 when the glow softens, at the end of this day

and twilight dims the light

reflections turn inward

tell me, what transpires

☼☾☆

droplets of water 

gracing a spider’s web

now forming reflections of reality

tell me, what you believe

☼☾☆ 

reflections, of the heart

must always find their way

becoming reflections in the mind

so they can emerge again, tell me

By Sheila: September 7, 2013

Reflections
Reflections

I captured this spider’s web on September 5, 2013, as I walked around a nature park in the Big Thompson Canyon. The spider build it’s web up against a big boulder and was almost hidden among some foliage. I took the shot looking straight down.

WP:~Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep~

Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep climbing the cliffs in the Big Thompson Canyon
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep climbing the cliffs in the Big Thompson Canyon

Yesterday, as we were driving through the Big Thompson Canyon, west of Loveland, Colorado, heading up to Rocky Mountain National Park these sheep could be seen from the road.

We stopped to photograph them, which was a first for me. Two ewes were along side the road and the other ewe was up the canyon wall about thirty feet.

Bighorn sheep are named for the large, curved horns borne by the rams (males). Ewes (females) also have horns, but they are shorter with less curvature. They range in color from light brown to grayish or dark, chocolate brown, with a white rump and lining on the backs of all four legs. (as described on the wikipedia web-site).

These images are of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep; they are large, with males occasionally exceeding 500 pounds and females exceeding 200 pounds.

Pretty Face - Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep climbing the cliffs in the Big Thompson Canyon
Pretty Face – Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep climbing the cliffs in the Big Thompson Canyon
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (ewe) something has her attention
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (ewe). What does she see?
I think I have her attention; she was very high up the cliff.
I think I have her attention; she was very high up the cliff.
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep eating grass (ewe)
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep eating grass (ewe)
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (ewe)
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (ewe)
Off she goes leaving the other two!
Off she goes leaving the other two!
Just for fun!
Just for fun!

The Big Thompson Canyon is beautiful and rugged. I hope these images give you a feel of how the canyon looks during the summer.  With all of our rain this spring and summer the lush grasses and other vegetation are plentiful. Good for them, good for us!