Friday, August 31, 2012

Bar Lake State Park

Barr Lake State Park is another great place to see some of the  local wildlife.

I had to stop Stacie from almost stepping on this guy.    He was sunnning himself on the trail, minding his own buisness when he almost got stepped on.

The lake serves as a holding pond for irrigation water.  It gets pretty low this late in the season.

Happy owners of this moviestar [the horse]  brought him out to ride the trails.  Mr. Horse played in The legend of Zorro as one of three of the horses used to make the movie.  He was the one that jumped onto the moving train, and drank beer from a bottle.  The girls thought it was great to meet him.

Birds were pleantiful. 

I believe this is a hawk.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Beautiful Barn on Parker Road Colorado

I love this barn.  Its so beautiful with the windmills and the mountains in the background.  I took this picture a while back when we went to Castlewood Canyon. 

The picture is a little bit difficult to get from the highway.  We pulled off the road, and I hiked up the hill to take the shot. 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge

Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge is a great place for flat ground hiking. 

Sometimes it can be difficult to navigate toddlers and strollers on more difficult trails. 

This place is great for the little people.

The boardwalk adds an extra measure of fascination.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Poudre Vally Canyon-After the Rain- Moose and Buck Sighting

{Joining SkyWatch - Click on over to see more beautiful skies}

Smokey Haze. [We actually thought it was smoke, but it turned out to be clouds].

Young Buck.

More Clouds.

Fisherman's Cove.


Magnificent Mountains.

And thanks to a tip from Arrowhead Visitor Center, we got to see a couple Moose.  This one even took a break from his lunch to pose for the camera.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Castlewood Canyon State Park ~ Barn Charm/You Capture

This is my Barn Charm Submission, and I'ld also like to submit it for You Capture., a meme I just found.  It looks like fun.  Click on over to see more fun and interesting shots.

I love how this barn sits back nestled up against the hillside.  It's located in Castlewood Canyon State Park  on a charming little ranch. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Poudre Vally Canyon- Arrow Head Lodge Visitor Center

Poudre Valley Canyon is a Beautiful Daytrip to take from Denver. 

We stopped at Arrowhead Lodge Visitor Center, and were delighted at the wealth of information they had to offer.

We enjoyed seeing their humming birds.
{Joining Macro Monday}

If you squint you can see a bald eagle nesting at the top of the tree in the middle of the photo.

Poudre Valley Falls.

Following the Rain.

Mountain Streams.

St Malo Church on the Rock July

St. Malo Church on the Rock is great daytrip from Estes Parks.  We try to stop on the way up or down, to catch a glimps of its stony beauty.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Barn Charm in Parker close to Cherry Creek Colorado State Park

I ran across this lovely barn in Parker close to Cherry Creek Colorado State Park. 

Such a cute little farm site.  Visit Bluff Area Daily to see more barn pictures.