Category Archives: National Parks

The Purple Lupine Wildflowers Are Blooming By Fall River In Estes Park

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The purple Lupine wildflowers are just gorgeous on Fall River in Estes Park. All of the rain that we’ve had lately in certainly making for some beautiful wildflowers!

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Double Rainbow Over Old Man Mountain In Estes Park

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It has been raining so much here in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park that I wasn’t surprised to see this beautiful double rainbow over Old Man Mountain the other day.

Pretty, don’t you think?

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Three-Toed Woodpecker In Estes Park

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I was walking into town the other day when I heard a Woodpecker nearby. I looked up and there was a Three-toed Woodpecker pecking away on the utility pole. He was making pretty good headway.

I wasn’t sure what kind of Woodpecker it was, but the bit of yellow on its head let me believe it was a Three-toed Woodpecker. I have only seen them a few times over the years in Rocky Mountain National Park, never on the road in Estes Park.

What a treat!

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Endovalley In RMNP Is Lush With Color

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With all the rain we had in Rocky Mountain National Park this past spring, the colors in Endovalley are vibrant.

Loved this photograph of the Aspen trees with the Golden Banner wildflowers in the green, green grass.

What do you think?

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Beautiful Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly In My Yard In Estes Park

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This pretty, yellow and black Western Tiger Swallowtail was feeding on the Catmint wildflowers in my yard. It’s the first one that I’ve seen this summer.

Beautiful butterfly, don’t you think? Love the orange and blue spots on its tail!

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Lots Of Black Bears In Estes Park Recently!

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We have seen so many black bears recently in Estes Park. The first photograph is of a bear in a tree in downtown Estes Park. (I have a pretty good zoom on my camera.)

The second photograph is of a mama and baby bear walking across our road at dusk the other evening.

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Have you ever seen a bear?

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Spectacular View Of The RMNP Mountains From Gem Lake Trail

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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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Pretty Purple Monkshood Wildflowers In Rocky Mountain National Park

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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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