We took a walk around Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park to see the wildflowers a few days ago and we were surprised at how few buds were on the trees and bushes. It was still a lot colder there than Estes Park. There was even some snow on the sides of the trail around the lake. It’s been pretty warm the past few days, so maybe the buds have started to come out.
We did see some very pretty ducks called Ring-necked ducks swimming in the lake. We had seen them there last year too. They are very distinct in that they have a white ring around the tip of their bill. They are also diving ducks…one minute they’re swimming around and the next they are under water.
I always thought these were very pretty and interesting ducks.