Thursday, September 25, 2014

Colorado Part III

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  and NF Winged

So far, I have only shown photos from the first couple of days  of our vacation on Colorado.. I have so many more photos of scenery, animals and birds. I hope you do not mind tagging along on my trip once again..



 We stopped at the Grand Lake Lodge for lunch, this is the view from the front porch. I see I found a good fence around the swimming pool.



 A view of the pretty sky and clouds,  gorgeous mountain scenery. Does a rock wall count as a fence?


 I like this view of the mountains, the tundra plants and the fence.. I was snapping all kinds of fences in the Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park..



I am not sure if this is a crow or a common raven.. But, we found a few of them near the Alpine Visitor Center..


This was a trail located at the Medicine Bow Curve overlook.. Hubby and I walked along some, I was looking for the White-tailed Ptarmigan.  No luck finding the bird.


 This trail is called the Tundra Communities trail...located at the Alpine Visitor Center.. elevation 12,000 feet..The White-tailed Ptarmigan can be found there in the winter.. hiding in little snow caves..The sky on this shot above is beautiful. 



 A small lake scene along the Trail Ridge Road. In the corner of the photo you can make out another fence for Tex's Good Fence post..I told you I was finding all kinds of fences in the park..


I am not sure what kind of bird this is, we saw a flock of different birds moving along the trail we were walking on..It seems to have a rusty colored breast, too much for a bluebird or a robin?


We were on our vacation during the time of the supermoon.. This photo I believe was taken a day before the actual full moon..

I hope you enjoyed my post and photos
To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences
and for anything that has wings check out NF Winged

Thanks to Tex @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday also thanks to Monica of NF Winged!   I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

82 comments:

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
what a wonderful walk and amazing view over the landscape. I like the silence in this area.
Best regards, Synnöve

✿ chica said...

UAU!!!! LINDAS demais! Adorei os céus e tudo mais nessas fotos lindas! bjs, tudo de bom,chica

Gunsside said...

Looks like a great vacation
Beautiful scenery in brilliant colors

Nancy J said...

They are all special, but the trail ones, super so.looks like the weather was fine, what a wonderful place for lunch. Cheers,Jean.

Jocee said...

What a great place to explore. I enjoyed tagging along. :)

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
What a wonderful place!The views are breathtaking!Great shots of the countrysides the birds and the moon!I really enjoyed your tour!
Have a happy day!Hugs!
Dimi...

georgettesullins said...

Love the rail fence.
How grand to be able to take over a thousand pictures with no shortage of subjects.

Tanya Breese said...

what a great vacation, beautiful photos! that's an interesting fence around the pool!

Ailime said...

Espectaculares fotos!
Adorei todas!
Abraço!
Ailime

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

the rocks on the Tundra Communities trail look like sheep.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What an amazing lunch view! And I would love to walk that Medicine Bow Curve trail.

Beth, ...".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

these are great shots, Eileen ... the skies out west are just amazing. so blue & clear. i think a stone fence is best. i prefer it actually. i love the 1st shot. it looks like a view i could enjoy ... wow wee!! nice one. ( :

from Madrid said...

Very nice pictures, of course.

Tomás.

W. Latane Barton said...

You saw a variety of different kinds of fences, didn't you? Wish you could have seen that bird you were looking for but maybe next time.

Terri said...

Beautiful scenery- Colorado is one of my favorite places to visit.

Sandra said...

i like all three of the fences and that view from the porch. oh my.. so beautiful. awesome views.

Bethany Carson said...

Such an awesome view! Looks like a wonderful place for a hike. I particularly liked the fence photo...been a long time since I've seen the Rocky Mountains!

Phil Slade said...

Wonderful scenic shots Eileen, especially the one from the Grand Lake Lodge. It would be easy to linger there over a meal or a drink.What an unusual fence you found there alongside the rocks. Enjoy the rest of your week - see you on Saturday.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

all nice shots

I wish I'd had more time during my western drive to get into Colorado

sigh

A Quiet Corner said...

Great pix and really love that fence...open range style!...:)JP

Cranberry Morning said...

That view from Grand Lake Lodge is just breathtaking!

DeniseinVA said...

The more photos of your trip, the better Eileen. I have thoroughly enjoyed them. I love traveling with you :) marvelous shots! Have a great day!

TexWisGirl said...

yes to stone walls and good fences of every kind! thanks, eileen!

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
What a wonderful place to holiday.
The views are so beautiful.
The moon I find amazing.

Debbie said...

what a great shot of the moon and i really like all the gnarled tree branches!!

Pat said...

Several neat fences and gorgeous scenery.

George said...

I could never get tired of seeing your photos of your Colorado. Not only are they beautiful, but they remind me of places we visited when we were there and give me places to visit if we make it back there.

Montanagirl said...

Hi Eileen. Beautiful views you give us to enjoy! LOVE that fence, and your moon shot is terrific!

Carola Bartz said...

I believe this is a raven, I think they are quite common so high in the Rockies. Isn't this a wonderful area? This is a part of Colorado I like very much.

Felicia said...

LOVE, love, love Colorado. Beautiful images Eileen. gorgeous fence too.

Kerry said...

Wow: amazing moon shot, and not even at its fullest?
At 12,000 feet it must have been quite chilly. Won't be long and there will be snow.

janiceadcock said...

Looks like great fun, Eileen. Beautiful photos!

Gail Dixon said...

You had me at the front porch view. Wow. Some beautiful scenery you've captured.

Karen said...

Terrific scenery! Looks like a great place for a vacation. Perfect moon shot too!

ladyfi said...

What glorious scenery and lovely shots.

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent collection of shots showing off the beauty of Colorado. MB

Marie said...

Great fences, Eileen! And, some awesome shots while in the Park. So different from the photos I took. Isn't it wonderful that there is so much to see and enjoy there. You could go back a hundred times and have a different experience each time!

Karen S. said...

What lovely country! I enjoy every time I've been through that way!

Ruth Kelly said...

That first shot is just beautiful. Love the flowers giving a bit of color and the two colors of water.

Ida said...

I don't mind at all joining you on your trip as you share it. Such beautiful scenery. I like your fence shots. I enlarged the one with the cool rock formations and yes there was a fence there, a neat looking one too.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Brilliant photographs, Eileen! And you can bet that rocks count as fences in my book :)

Linda Kay said...

Such beautiful country,Eileen. Thanks for sharing those pictures. The fence around the pool is really unusual and a benefit shot.

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the scene in the first shot and also the moon

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Rock walls most definitely make for Good fences. We need more rock fences. That Tundra Trail looks like it would get you wheezing. Thank you for visiting my Seedling Mile Good Fence.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'd tag along with you any day, Eileen. You're "my kind of people" and enjoy many of the same things I do. So keep the Colorado photos coming!

Blackberry Lane said...

Really marvelous photos, Eileen.

CJ said...

Beautiful scenery and some great fences.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

What a wonderful trip! Thanks for sharing it here!

Carver said...

Beautiful sky and mountains and a great moon capture.

Our photos said...

Nice place. I like the first shot very much !

Happyone said...

Wow what great places for walking. Wonderful photos.
That moon shot is fantastic!!

carol l mckenna said...

Moon shot is spectacular and other series of shots are awesome! Happy Weekend!

praying through haiku

Stephanie said...

All fantastic shots, Eileen but my favorite is the first one.

Merlesworld said...

Blue skies and wild places a perfect holiday.
Merle..........

lina@women perspective said...

Awesome views. Very lovely place on earth. Love your super moon shot too.

doodles n daydreams said...

Hi Eileen, I did enjoy looking at this part of the world through your eyes. Awesome.

Diana

Sylvia K said...

Superb captures of gorgeous places and beautiful skies!! The next best thing to being there, Eileen!! Thank you, as always, for sharing the beauty! Have a lovely weekend!!

Al said...

Very pretty photos of my favorite state!

Jim said...

Beautiful.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Jeanne said...

Lovely pictures of one of my favorite places. Just dropping in from Good Fences.

VioletSky said...

I don't know how anyone could not have many pictures of such beautiful scenery!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Birds and fences everywhere. I admire your diligence.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Thanks for the tour, Eileen! Not sure I would be doing much hiking at 12,000'!! Another great post.

Linda said...

Thanks for taking us to such a beautiful place!

Ileana said...

Wonderful photos! All of them!

Roan said...

Beautiful scenes. Too bad you didn't find the bird, but there is always next visit, right? Beautiful moon, too.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful shots. I love those mountain views.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! How beautiful your photos are! I like the blue sky and the supermoon photos especially. Thanks for sharing.

orchid Miyako said...

What a GRAD scale of nature Colorado has, Eileen♡♡♡ Enjoyed all the pictures, "the tundra plants and the fence" scene is very gorgeous and new to me.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

happywonderer said...

Hi Eileen,
Your photos are so lovely. What a pleasure to scroll through them.

NatureFootstep said...

I havn´t been to Colorado but love seeing it through your eyes. It looks beautiful and well worth a visit. :)

yonca said...

I 'm glad you had a wonderful vacation, Eileen! Amazing pics as always! Love the place you stopped by for lunch!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Exquisite Moon photo! I think your big black bird is a Raven. Don't know about that huffish tan bird. Have a fabulous weekend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

There's nothing more beautiful than the Rocky Mts! That little bird is so cute...wonder if it is some type of finch. We have a baby cardinal right now and it looks different than the adults. Fun to birdwatch wherever you go! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Eileen, Great group of photos...Loved your fences and sky photos... And that moon is beautiful.

Amazing how the terrain changes when you get "WAY" up there in elevation...

Hugs,
Betsy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Gorgeous pictures of one of my favorite places in the world. Hoping to be there for at least a few days later this fall.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Spectacular scenery! We have Rock Ptarmigan in mountainous regions of Northern Scotland - they are shy and their breeding grounds are difficult to access.

Rose said...

Could not resist looking...moon shot is awesome, and the scenery spectacular.

Shirley said...

Beautiful scenery. Love the shot of the so very nearly full moon. It was cloudy here during the super moon event so we totally missed out. It's good to see some photos of those who were able to view it.

Liz said...

What gorgeous scenery, Eileen! I'd love to visit Colorado.

thomas said...

Wow!The fence shot is awesome

Maria said...

This is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it, I feel like going already.