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The Bluebirds Are Back In Estes Park, CO And Rocky Mountain National Park!

You know it’s almost spring when the bluebirds migrate back to Estes Park. I saw them a couple of weeks ago and knew the warmer weather would soon be here.

It was very windy by Lake Estes so Phil and I were taking a walk on Fish Creek Trail. It’s a little more secluded there. We heard a lot of birds chirping away in the trees,

Bluebirds love to land on fence posts and things sticking out of the ground about waist height. This particular bluebird had landed on this old tree trunk. He was so pretty perched up there. I tried to take a picture as he flew away and this is what I got.

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My First Wildflower Of The Season In Estes Park, CO!

As I was walking into town the other day I was looking for the elk. They are usually around and always so much fun to see. As I rounded the tall rocks on West Elkhorn Ave. I looked down and saw something that looked pinkish. I stopped and looked again.

Nestled in the rocks was my first wildflower of the season. It was so pretty and such a treat to see a wildflower in the end of March.

I came home and looked in my plant book to try to identify it. It wasn’t quite totally bloomed but it looks like a Wild Geranium to me. Maybe when it gets  little bigger, I’ll be able to see exactly what kind of flower it is. So, instead of always looking up, it’s time to start looking down when you take a walk or hike. You never know what you’ll find!

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The Big Horn Sheep Were Busy Grazing Along Route 34 In The Big Thompson Canyon

On our drive down Route 34 the other day, we saw a herd of Big Horn Sheep grazing on the side of the road. We stopped the car to look and the background was so pretty.

It had snowed the night before and there was still some snow on the grass and trees. We both just loved the picture of the sheep with the winter backdrop.

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The Big Thompson River Was Gorgeous With The Dusting Of Snow On The Trees Giving It A Mystical Look

As we were driving down Route 34 after a light dusting of snow the night before, I kept telling Phil to stop the car so I could take a picture. The views were just magnificent.

When we came to this bend, the lighting was just perfect and I clicked away. I really like this photograph and all of its depth. What a beautiful scene, as the Big Thompson River heads into the canyon.

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Beautiful Reflection Of Lumpy Ridge And The Mummy Range In RMNP On Lake Estes

I thought I’d go for  a walk around Lake Estes one morning last week. The weather was a bit cloudy but pretty warm and the forecast was for very windy. I brought my camera…just in case there was any wildlife.

I kept looking for the wind but it was a calm as can be. As I got to the other side of the lake, the reflection of the Lumpy Ridge and Mummy Range  (in the distance) in Rocky Mountain National Park was just spectacular! You can also see the Stanley Hotel in the reflection. I clicked away, knowing that in a few minutes there might be whitecaps on the lake.

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