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The Bull Elk Were Sparring In Our Yard Here In Estes Park


It was past the rut season and there were about 8 Bull Elk in our yard off of the deck. Some were eating, a couple had just laid down for a rest and these two decided to spar. It was so much fun to watch as they were “practicing fighting.” What intrigued me the most was the high-pitched sounds they were emitting as they tangled with each other’s antlers. This went on for a good 20 minutes.

These certain 8 Bull Elk seem to hang out together throughout the winter and if you see one, you usually see them all. We nicknamed them “The Men’s Club.” It’s just fun to have them around.

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Merry Christmas To You All From Estes Park, Colorado!


Christmas has always been one of my favorite times of the year! I love the anticipation and all of the festivities that go along with it. I love to just walk through town and look at all of the pretty decorations and listen to the Christmas music piped out onto the street. It’s a beautiful time of year!

This year Phil and I went out and got a new Christmas tree. I just love it! It reminds me of the alpine trees that you see when you look outside your window. When we lived in Connecticut we always cut down a fresh tree, but out here I can’t see doing that…so we bought an artificial one. And it is just prefect!

I  love putting all of the ornaments on the tree. Some bring back old memories and some we bought for out here in our new home.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope you have a wonderful day filled with love, peace and good times!

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This Was One Of The Most Beautiful Sunrises In Estes Park That I’ve Ever Seen!



I could tell looking out the window that this might be a pretty sunrise. There were some clouds in the sky and it looked just right. I got my camera and started clicking away. This first photograph was taken when you could just see a bit of the sun starting to rise.

Within 10 minutes it looked like the sky was on fire! It was just gorgeous!!

I thought this would be a great photograph for my Blog on Christmas morning.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all! And may you enjoy all of the beauty in life!


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Happy Holidays To You All From Cub Lake Trail In Rocky Mountain National Park!


Phil and I had fun a few weeks ago. We decided to try to take a photograph of us  for our Christmas cards. We brought the tiny tripod and our cameras and stopped at a few of our favorite places in Rocky Mountain National Park.

We were out on Cub Lake Trail and the snows were covering the mountains…we liked this one with the reeds blowing in the wind.

So Happy Holidays to you all from us here in Estes Park! We hope you have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year!

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Follow The Orange Tabs At Sprague Lake For Snowshoeing or Cross-Country Skiing In RMNP


Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park is a great place to go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. It’s pretty flat and the views are magnificent. To help you follow the trail in winter when it is covered with snow, there are orange tabs on the trees about 8-10 feet high that you can follow. This will show you the trail and where you should be going. Just follow them around the lake.

It’s just gorgeous up there this time of year! Get your hiking boots, snowshoes or skis out and go have some fun!

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