Saturday, February 14, 2015

Kettle Lakes 2/14/15

4.1 mile excursion (23.1 runtotal) at USAFA.  Beautiful day.

Very smooth water

Pygmy Nuthatch

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Mystery "Bird"? 1-28-15

Click on the picture to make it bigger.  Mystery "bird" sitting on feeder, suet feeder in immediate background of "bird".  Apparent eye shine of bird or some other animal, but who knows?  This was taken at the date and time indicated in the photo in Widefield, CO (SE of Colo. Spgs just a tad) from one of those motion-sensing trail cameras - in my parents' yard. This was a camera they got from a bargain bin for $15 so this photo is as good as it gets.  But, I would be curious to hear any opinions on what folks think they're seeing.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Palmer Park 1-31-15

We hiked about 8 miles (19 runtotal) at Palmer Park - about 3/4 of the time in the snow - although only the last hour or so did it start to be heavy enough to really muddy the trails and soak into clothes.  Lots of terrain ups and downs, wet and dry, mud and ice, etc.  Fun day!  We did pretty much the whole Templeton Trail and also several others to make a loop around the perimeter of the entire park.

before the snow came down

Mt. Rosa

who lives/lived here?

snow time!

shelter on the hillside - not on any trail

we find so many interesting cairns!

Cassin's Finches!

my favorite varnish color

SCA practicing in the snow