Monday, September 29, 2008

old water tower

we stopped at some quaint little south colorado town for lunch one afternoon.  this old water tower for old steam train engines caught our eye.  i snapped a few pix of it, but this one was my favorite.



Saturday, September 27, 2008

mesa verde

mesa verde is a beautiful area.  i was very taken by the cliff dwellings, the mountains and terrain. it's purported to have lots of wildlife, though we didn't see many.  we did see 4 big buck our first night, some wild horses, and could smell where the mountain lions had been marking territory.  i would have loved a glimpse of a bear....

Friday, September 26, 2008

big meadow park

we covered many miles during our trip earlier this month and would often just stop at points of interest and stretch our legs and look around.  this was one of my favorite stops in colorado. temperatures were brisk, the day was beautiful, many people out enjoying the park, and we walked around a good while with our cameras drinking it all in.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

bellowing elk

the elk in the rockies were very acclimated to people...they just slowly grazed and ambled through the valley ignoring their audience.  this fellow seemed to be saying...'she's mine...hoofs off!'  isn't he cool??

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


time for martha's  A-Z Photo Challenge - M....

magnificent snow leopard in front of mural at denver zoo

penguin mates at denver zoo

city of estes park at the foot of the rocky mountains

many of the businesses in downtown tucumcari, nm had murals on the sides of the buildings.

mesa verde national park, colorado...7-800 year old cliff dwellings

mountains of mesa verde national park

the majestic rocky mountains

click on link above to play along.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


AOL Community Photo Challenge-September  (for fun)

this may not be a typical september shot, but we spent the first couple of weeks of september driving through the midwest.  i tried to pick a couple that had a little fall color, though we were a little early to really see any fall colors.


these were taken in the rockie mountains.  click on the link above to play have until tomorrow evening.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


"This Round Robin Photo Challenge is titled, "It Isn't Easy Being Green!" suggested by Julie, of "Julie's Web Journal."  Green is the color... imaginations are encouraged to take it and run with it... the sky is the limit! If it is Green, and it inspires you, it's a go."

hubby and i have just returned from a southeastern-mid western loop of our beautiful country covering over 4000 miles in 2 weeks.  and this a perfect time to introduce some of my shots.  :)

from the denver zoo....

oklahoma pasture

eureka springs, arkansas

to view other green shots, click here!


Sunday, September 14, 2008

belated 'k' and 'L'

it's time for martha's A-Z Photo Challenge again....we are up to the letter 'L'.   i missed 'k' so it's two for one this time.  :)  seems that i had some trouble finding k's, but did get one from the huntsville botanical gardens earlier this summer....


L's were is leaning...tower in britten, texas

lion from denver zoo

lioness from oklahoma city zoo

lionfish from oklahoma city zoo

ya better hurry if you want to participate in this challenge....deadline is today!  :)  just drop in here!