Category Archives: Plants

Fall in the Rockies

We headed out fairly early on Saturday morning—to beat the crowds and the rain that was forecasted for the afternoon.  We drove south along the Front Range to Florence, then headed back north along Phantom Canyon Road. There were huge, … Continue reading

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Quick Trip to Columbus

We were planning on eating dinner downtown along the river at a restaurant that overlooks the fountain. But when we took a second look at the menu, we decided to go elsewhere. We ended up at Spaghetti Warehouse where there … Continue reading

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Vindicator Valley

On Sunday, we took Linda and Barb up into the mountains to Victor. We spent a half hour wandering the Vindicator Valley Trail, enjoying the view. Wyoming Ground Squirrel in hiding Female Mountain Bluebird Even at the relatively early hour … Continue reading

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Columbus Park of Roses

We were too early in the year to see most of the roses at this park in Columbus, but the morning was beautiful and we had fun wandering around. I spotted a Great Crested Flycatcher and a Rose-breasted Grosbeak, neither … Continue reading

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This Tree, Those Deer

I pass this tree almost every time I take a walk. I always expect this to happen.   Here’s another shot from a recent walk. My phone camera wasn’t up to capturing the sunset and the deer. I wasn’t going … Continue reading

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The parking lot at Headlands Beach State Park was situated in a cottonwood grove. The snow-like seeds were falling everywhere and piling up on the ground in drifts. Occasionally a gust of wind would swirl a clump of it up … Continue reading

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A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

In Old Deaf School Park near downtown Columbus, a topiary artist has created the scene from Georges Seurat’s famous 1884 pointillism painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Unfortunately, on the day I was there, the … Continue reading

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Summer Flowers

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Red Milkweed Beetle on Milkweed

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Some springs, the power-line clearing near my house is red with poppies. This year there were only a scattered few, but they were still beautiful.

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