Monday, June 27, 2016

Rampart Range 6/27/16

131 runtotal

Pikes Peak from the road to Rainbow Gulch

Blue (not sure which species)

Wild Iris

3rd quarter moon

a puddle of Blues

Spotted Coral Root Orchid


Red-naped Sapsucker

Shooting Star

"Gold"

Columbine


Pikes Peak from the picnic area

Rhubarb Pie!

picnic area

driving back Rampart Range 

Waldo Canyon burn - Cheyenne Mountain view

Almagre, Cascade below

Pikes Peak

panorama (as with all, click to make big)

burn

Purple pine cones!

Williams Canyon

Steller's Jay

Garden of the Gods

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Dawson Butte 6-23-16

129 runtotal
Pikes Peak

Spider Wort

Horse jumping


Aphrodite Fritillary Butterfly

Ute Prayer Tree

Woodhouse's Toad

Puzzle-piece Ponderosa bark

Dawson Butte

Prickly Poppy

Western Tanager

some kind of Penstemon

Dawson Butte

Bee taking shelter in Beardstongue from rain

Monday, June 20, 2016

Patch Ranch (near Florence) 6/20/16

124 runtotal

Eyed Hawk Moth

I remember this sign being around Big Johnson when I was a kid.

"Eye of Sauron" spider (my name for it) eating a blue-legged grasshopper

Assassin bug living up to its name on Thistle

Lewis's Woodpecker

Prickly Pear in bloom

A few of the millions of grasshoppers calling the ranch home

Pikes Peak to the north

House Finch checking us out

Lewis's Woodpecker one of MANY birds who loved the Mulberry tree - now I want a Mulberry tree too!

Western White butterfly

Western Wood Pewee

Black-chinned Hummingbird female


Cicada on a car antenna - these guys sound like circular saws.

Almost-blooming Cholla Cactus

They didn't chop down the tree - they made a totem - Pioneer Park, Florence