Tag Archives: Estes Park

Singing Cedar Waxwing At Lake Estes

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I saw this Cedar Waxwing at Lake Estes when I was looking for wildflowers a couple of weeks ago. He was sitting on the branch, singing away.

I love the colors of this bird, especially the yellow on his tail. He’s really enjoying himself, don’t you think?

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Mystical Yellow Aspen Trees In RMNP

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Thursday morning it poured rain again and was very cold, but Trail Ridge Road was open so we decided to give it  try.

As we drove up by Hidden Valley you could see a few Aspen trees starting to change color. I thought this was such a cool photograph with the fog and low-lying clouds hugging the rocks and trees.

What do you think?

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The Bull Elk Were Bugling In Rocky MountainNational Park!

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We saw six herds of Bull Elk with their harems in Rocky Mountain National Park yesterday. It was such a treat just to get into RMNP after the floods and see some elk.

This 6×6 Bull Elk had a harem of about 6 cows and a baby and was bugling away. We pulled over to the side of the road and took a few photographs.

I love this photograph of him bugling between the Ponderosa Pines. He’s just gorgeous. What do you think?

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Pretty Orange And Brown Skipper Butterfly On The Tundra In RMNP

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There was one day a few weeks ago when there were a lot of butterflies on the tundra in Rocky Mountain National Park. It seemed like everywhere I turned, I was photographing a different butterfly.

This first Skipper landed on a gorgeous, yellow Senecio wildflower. And then there were two. How cool is that!

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Black And White Photograph Of The Downed Trees At Cub Lake In RMNP

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I hadn’t been to Cub Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park in a long while, even though it is one of my favorite hikes. I was so surprised when we got up there to see so many downed trees because of the winds and the beetle kill. It was almost hard to maneuver from the trail to the shore of the lake. You had to duck and climb over many trees.

This black and white photograph shows one little spot of the trees that have been felled in the past couple of years. (The trail is about 2/3s of the way up and the shore is at the bottom of the photograph.)

I took this photograph before the flood last week. It will be very interesting to see how the trail has changed from the heavy rains once Rocky Mountain National Park opens up again to visitors.

 

 

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