POTW: Alces alces

Alces alces, also known as a moose. I photographed this bull moose foraging in the Kawuneeche Valley in early August of 2020 near the Colorado River. Rocky Mountain National Park has an abundant population of moose that can be seen year round. These magnificent creatures are a subspecies and scientifically referred to as Alces Alces … Continue reading POTW: Alces alces

POTW: Pelecanus Erythrorhynchos

Pelecanus Erythrorhynchos, or more commonly known as the American White Pelican, one of the largest birds of North America, takes flight over Shadow Mountain Lake. They frequently congregate, in mass, near the inflow from the Colorado River on Shadow Mountain Lake, returning each spring to the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park.

POTW: Spring in RMNP

Spring in RMNP, as that saying goes, hope springs eternal as a cow moose and her yearling offspring forage in the Kawuneeche Valley. Last fall the East Troublesome fire impacted over 193,000 acres of land in Grand County, including cutting through the heart of the Rocky Mountain National Park, jumping the continental divide and stopping … Continue reading POTW: Spring in RMNP

Southwest Colorado Adventure

This last weekend we embarked upon our Southwest Colorado Adventure, another first for us. The weather had prevented us from being able to do everything that we had planned. But we still had a great time visiting this part of Colorado, although it had felt like a world away from our neck of the woods … Continue reading Southwest Colorado Adventure

National Park Week 2021

Prior to the start of National Park Week 2021, I posted a question on Facebook: "What is your favorite National Park?" I was astonished to learn that Rocky Mountain National Park did not make the top 5. THe Top 5: Yellowstone National Park took top honors, which is almost a given considering that it is … Continue reading National Park Week 2021

Earth Day 2021

Happy Earth Day 2021... I am pleased to introduce the premier of Stella's song, "Wildfires Lead To Wildflowers," accompanied by photos of our journeys across Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and various national forests. Stella's song was drawn from last years East Troublesome Fire that swept through the Arapaho … Continue reading Earth Day 2021

POTW: A Young Bull Elk

A young bull elk lurking about just outside of the harem of the dominate bull, biding his time during the fall of 2020. We are fortunate to be able to witness the rut each fall in Rocky Mountain National Park as the bull elk compete for the attention of the female elk. John Muir once … Continue reading POTW: A Young Bull Elk