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insectlily

I was having a picnic with my sister, her daughter and her granddaughter at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park the other day when this insect landed on her daughter’s hand. I thought it was such a cool photograph with Lily Lake and Lily Mountain in the background.

Does anyone know what kind of insect it is? Pretty unique, don’t you think?

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mtsfromgemtrail

It was the perfect photo-op day on the Gem Lake Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. Isn’t this one just spectacular? You can see Flattop Mountain and Hallett Peak right in the center of the photograph.

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monkshoodcublake

I have seen so many purple Monkshood wildflowers on the different trails in Rocky Mountain National Park this summer. They are such a unique wildflower…looking just like a purple monk’s hood.

Monkshood are a tall wildflower at about 4 feet with 1″ purple flowers. They bloom from June through August so you still may be able to find some.

Have you ever seen a Monkshood? I took this photograph on the Cub Lake Trail not far from the first bridge.

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weidemeyersadmiralbutterfly

I was at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park the other day waiting for a beautiful Red Admiral butterfly to open its wings so I could get a good photograph of it. When, along flew this gorgeous black and white Weidemeyer’s Admiral butterfly and landed on the rock right next to it. How lucky is that?

This Weidemeyer’s Admiral butterfly was very accommodating with his wings open the entire time.

Gorgeous, isn’t it? Can you see the little red spots near the bottom edge?

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twinberries

The Twinberries are certainly abundant in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park! I have seen them everywhere.

Twinberries are 3/8″ black berries that grow from the pale yellow flowers on a 6′ shrub in pairs, thus the “twinberrry.”

Have you seen any Twinberries this summer?

 

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cormorant1

The Double-Crested Cormorant that I saw swimming at Lake Estes reminds me of ocean kayaking back east where we would see many of them in one day. Up here in the mountains, it is such a treat to see one in the summer!

I loved the reflection on the water in the first photograph. The second photograph shows how he swims along with his head underwater and his hooked bill open looking for his next meal of fish.

cormorant2

Have you ever seen a Double-Crested Cormorant? Where have you seen one?

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