Some of the Bull Elk here in Estes Park have lost their antlers and some are waiting to lose them. This” Big Guy” must’ve lost his a couple of weeks ago because you can already see the new ones growing back covered in soft velvet that will be there until lte August or September when the rut begins. We saw this guy just sauntering down Fall River Road about dinner time. They are just so majestic!
It’s always a welcome sound to hear the marmots chirping on the rocks outside our windows. We know that spring is here and they are here to stay until September. We love to watch them frolicking on the rocks. Phil heard them chirping and called for me to look out the window. There they were, kissing on top of the huge rock. It was just precious. By the time I ran and got my camera, this is what I got as they ran away to play in the scruff. They are just so cute!
Estes Park Pie Shop and Bakery is thanking everyone who participated in “Savor Estes Park” by giving away FREE breakfast treats on all of the Thursdays in April. These include muffins, burritos, scones, french toast casserole and a sticky bun. It was fun to see all of the excited people stop in yesterday for a free muffin and to say thank you to the Val and Rick at the pie shop. Boy, they really know how to keep the people coming in! Don’t forget to stop by on Thursdays between 8:30am and 10:30am this month and try one of their wonderful delicacies!
Congratulations to Val and Rick at the Estes park Pie Shop and Bakery for winning the Enjoy Estes Park “Business of the Month” award. For the last night of Savor Estes Park, which is a “dine-around event” held on the 4 Thursdays in March, they served 578 desserts to excited customers. Each week was a different selection of desserts. The last one was a 1/2 piece of pie, a “Brookie” (Rick’s invention of 1/2 chocolate chip cookie and 1/2 brownie), and a small bundt carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Decadent!! I’m sure there wasn’t a crumb left on any one’s plate!
Congratulations! What an awesome bakery!
Yesterday the Big Horn Sheep spent most of the afternoon in our yard, munching away. We kept saying they were like lawnmowers, eating everything in sight! It is such a special treat to see them so close that we didn’t want to bother them. This one had eaten so much that he decided to lie down and take a nap right outside our bedroom window. He stayed for quite a while but then they go back up high into the mountains later in the afternoon. He was just so content, Phil and I kept snapping away with our camera.