Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, and Farting

October 2, 2014 at 7:26 pm (Colorado, Nature, Nature photography, Photography) (, , )

Pikes Peak framed by aspen

Pikes Peak framed by aspen

I had an opportunity to visit a childhood friend and her family in Colorado Springs last week, and they took me to the two most famous places there – Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods.  (If you tuned in to find out about the farting, keep reading.)

Garden of the Gods at dawn, with Pikes Peak to the right

Garden of the Gods at dawn, with Pikes Peak to the right

I dragged them out of bed to watch the sunrise tint the strange rock fins that are the featured draw of the Garden of the Gods.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Bighorn Sheep at Pikes Peak

September 30, 2014 at 9:29 am (Colorado, Nature, Nature photography, Photography, Wildlife) (, , )

Nyeah Nyeah

Nyeah Nyeah

Driving down from Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs with friends last week, we saw a herd of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep ewes with their families.  They sported patchy coats that looked like they were still shedding last winter’s fur when they should be growing this winter’s coat out.

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A few were chewing cud or licking their lips, which made for a comical portrait. Read the rest of this entry »

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