All posts by Mel

The Elk Can’t Read Here Either!

I was taking a walk around Lake Estes a couple of days ago. It was a beautiful day here is Estes Park and the views were just spectacular. People were everywhere, taking photographs of all of the elk on the golf course. There must’ve been over 2oo of them just munching away or resting in the shade. They are always a sight to behold. I saw this sign and thought it was pretty funny!

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Sprague Lake In RMNP Is Just Beautiful This Time Of Year!

 

 

Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park is beautiful any time of the year. This particular day the sun was shining and the mountains were spectacular! Phil and I took a walk around the lake. It looked like it had just snowed a couple of inches the night before and it was really pretty.

When we got to the farthest part of the trail we could see where the cross-country skiers had turned around too. They had skied right across the lake. It must be frozen pretty good. I thought the picture with the ski tracks and the mountains as the backdrop was so pretty.

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The New Snows Brought The Big Horn Sheep Down To Our Yard In Estes Park

 

We haven’t had much snow so far this winter, so it was a treat to see about 6-8 inches fall throughout the day and night. It looks so pretty and the day was bright and glorious!

A herd of about 12 Big Horn Sheep came down from the mountains and devoured everything in sight in our yard. There were rams and females and a few little babies. They were so cute!

I went downstairs with my camera to see if I could get a good photograph and this ram stopped and posed for me outside the bedroom window.  He was just beautiful!

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Spectacular Winter Sunrise Here In Estes Park and RMNP

 

It’s amazing to me that some people never see the sunrise in the morning. I have always been a morning person and if I sleep until 5:00 am, that’s late for me!

This particular morning I could see the clouds starting to form and it looked to be a beautiful sunrise. I stood out on the deck and clicked away! The clouds change so fast and so drastically that I only had about 3-4 minutes to capture the moment. I love early in the morning  and seeing the beauty of  a cold winter mountain sunrise.

Wishing you all a beautiful and Happy New Year!

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The Big Thompson River Is Still Flowing In Estes Park This Winter

 

The view from the Lake Estes Trail up into the mountains is always so spectacular! By this time of the winter The Big Thompson River is usually pretty frozen but with the past few days of warm weather, the river has melted somewhat.

I thought this was such a pretty picture of the river and little bit of ice and snow on it with the white-capped mountains in the background. Estes Park is so beautiful this time of year!

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