Tag Archives: Colorado

~Summer flowers

 

a day with friends

a lovely walk

uplifts the heart

 

I took a walk with friends in the mountains west of Loveland, and captured our experience with my camera. It was a lovely walk along the Big Thompson River.

The beautiful Big Thompson River

The flowers were beautiful, the river was roaring, and the conversation wonderful. We were on a mission to find an American Dipper, but it was not to be. Next time!

Shooting Star
Penstmon
Purple Locoweed
Heartleaf Bittercress
Salsify
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Enjoy the beauty of the summer!

~Snow and record-breaking temperatures…

October 14, 2018, Loveland, Colorado

Received about three inches of snow overnight.  Before daylight, woke up to the sound of a snow ploy, on our hill. Tonight will be 15F, a record low for this time of year. Spend the day inside; cooked some dried Black-eyed Peas and drank lots of hot liquids. Brrrrr!

Starting tomorrow our temperatures will be more moderate.

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I took this photo looking south, in the backyard.

The birds have been flying in and out of this evergreen tree all day trying to stay warm.

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Backyard
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Young White-crowned Sparrow
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Adult, White-crowned Sparrow
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Spotted Towhee

The Juncos have been a challenge to capture, so no photos. Please excuse the poor quality of these bird photos, because I took them out the window.

 

~First Junco Sighting

October 11, 2018, Loveland, CO

blowing wind and snow

forcing birds down the mountain

signs of change

 

First Junco sighting today; I saw just one. Birds are moving to lower elevations. White-crowned Sparrows have been enjoying the feeders for a week now. Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos to share.

This week we enjoyed the first snow fall of the autumn season. Forecast for Sunday in Loveland – snow and 11 degrees.