Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Pictures For The Week Of 12/18/16

The river walk down town Estes Park. all deck out for Christmas.

This past week has been a week of transition.  We are preparing to transition into a new year.  Starting with this post, I am using a new camera.  Hopefully the pictures will get better as I go along.  Last but not least I am transition from work life into retirement so that I can spend more time homesteading and blogging. Most of the pictures this week were taken in the Estes Park area including several in Rocky Mountain National Park.  We spent several nights there to celebrate my retirement.  Enjoy!

The Big Thompson River just after the confluence with Fall River.

Looking into downtown Estes Park.

The fences in this photo are part of a experiment to help the habitat recover from overgrazing by the abundant elk in the park.
Long's Peak 14,259 ft shrouded in clouds and blowing snow.

We saw these elk between Estes Park and Glen Haven
Woke up Christmas morning and these critters were loitering around the house.  I thought maybe somebody forgot to take them back to the North Pole.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and God Bless.


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Pictures For The Week of 12/11/16

Wow How things change in a week!  The name of the game this week was staying warm.  Even the chickens were smart enough to come out only long enough to eat.  It was -7 F (-22 C) when I took the above picture.  Other than going to work,  we only ventured out to go to the winter farmers' market and do a bit of Christmas shopping.  Enjoy the pictures.

The Farmers Market was all decked out for the holidays.

A variety of winter produce was available at this market.  We purchased beets, carrots, potatoes, onions, Jerusalem artichokes, a pumpkin and some sprouts. Believe it or not, one vendor even had lettuce, tomatoes and radishes.  He grew these in a green house that suffered some damage during a wind storm last week so we got them at a pretty steep discount. 

About 45 minutes after sunrise looking to the south east
Looking west with the moon getting ready to set.
Bunny tracks

Pack rat tracks.  These things are the bane of our existence up here..........The rats, not their tracks.

Fox tracks.

Human tacks

Hm.  This one is quite funny if you think about it. (To the best of my knowledge no bunnies were harmed in the creation of this photo. Although, it might have had the wits...........or..........something scared out of it)

Looking west

looking west.
Looking to the south west.
Have a great week and God bless.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Pictures For The Week of 12/4/16

The week started out warm and sunny.  We have enjoyed warm temperatures and very little moisture for the past few months.  Winter came back with a vengeance though, on Wednesday, complete with snow, and sub-zero fahrenheit temperatures.