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....


mariebm56 said...

Was this a business trip or vacation?
Cause it seems like you had a lovely vacation...Ü

madcobug said...

What a beautiful picture Gina. Yucky on smelling the mountain lions marking. We went tent camping in the mountains of North Ga once. We were the only ones in the campground and it was isolated. During the night some large cats of some sort came tearing through the campsite close to our tent fighting and screaming, needless to say that was the end of our tent camping on that trip, we came home the next day. Helen

lifes2odd said...

Sounds like it was a really wonderful trip! The photo is beautiful!
Martha :-)

radar446 said...

Oh yes, a lone tree standing among a bunch of rocks and sand.  Perfect!!!  Trees make some exquisit landscapes.


linnpooh said...

Ewwwh on the Lion smell....but the picture is awesome, and it sounds like your trip was too!

Pooh Hugs,

nhd106 said...

just beautiful...and yes, a bear would be nice...but at a healthy distance! lol


lv2trnscrb said...

okay, I'm a city girl at heart; how did you know it was mountain lions that had marked their territory as opposed to some other animal?

I never got to see a bear at Yellowstone; that was always a big disappointment when we'd visit and leave and hadn't seen a bear; especially when everyone else we talked to had always seen one

great picture; beautiful place!


tschuckman said...

Hi Gina,
I write/ Post a Christian AOL Journal and I love to meet new people.  Do you live in AZ?    My sister lives in Tucson, and I love in green Wisconsin with my wife and dog.  I like your blog web site.

Tom Schuckman
Disabled Vietnam Vet:  68-70

"Old Soldier Tom's Journal"  my web site.

lilysparadise said...

Very beautiful shot, Gina. We have lots of bears over here, but they can be difficult to find at times. The shots of the elk look wonderful, too.
Sincerely, Rose~*

midwestvintage said...

 Very nice.  I love the lone tree.  Isn't the area wonderful around there.


aimer said...

How beautiful, the only phrase that I can think of when I look at this photograph is, "God's country."--Sheria

Julia said...

I love the photo. Tree's like that are just begging to have their pictures taken

T and S said...

This is a beautifully composed image, really cool...Thomsa