Sunday, September 14, 2014

Colorado

  I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

Hubby and I took off last week for a week's vacation in Colorado.. We visited both the west and east side of the Rocky Mountain National Park.. Our first night was at Granby, Colorado..  Granby is located on the west side of the park.. I wanted to start there to see the moose that are sighted on that side of the national park..



 A shot of the almost full September moon over Lake Granby. White Pelicans, Elk, picnic area in Rocky Mountain National Park, wildflowers.



The moon over Granby Lake.


White Pelicans were seen in  a small pond next to our hotel in Granby. 


A larger shot of the White Pelicans..seen in a little pond next to our hotel in Granby.


We were excited to see the female cow with her calf.. We saw the moose in three different areas..



A cute moose calf.

I believe the bird is a Lincoln's Sparrow but I am not an expert on sparrows.. some scenes from our walks on the west side of the park.



I hope you enjoyed my post and photos on our first day in the Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park. I have lots of photos from our Colorado trip.. I hope you will enjoy seeing some memories of our trip.

As always I thank you in advance for stopping by and for the nice comments.

I hope you can join in on our at  Mosaic Monday and   Our World Tuesday

 Thanks to Judith our new host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  I wish everyone a happy week ahead!

75 comments:

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Awesome Moose shots and moon shots!
On my bucket list - COLORADO!! Also to see a moose. We went to Canada several years ago and saw moose tracks, moose hair on branches of trees and lots of moose dong - BUT NO MOOSE :-////
One day. . . . .

TexWisGirl said...

it looks beautiful! really nice place to relax.

Michelle said...

I love that sweet bird shot at the end.

Sue said...

Pelicans-my favorite!!
Looks like a beautiful spot. Hubby and I have not yet made it there , but hold out hope we will soon. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week, Eileen!

Stephanie said...

Love the Pelicans and Moose shots!

Mersad said...

Breathtaking views. From the landscapes to the wildlife shots.

Breathtaking said...

Wonderful captures Eileen!Looks like a super place for walking. I love the last shot too.

Brian King said...

I'm envious! I'd love to visit CO sometime! Great photos of the moose! The landscape is just gorgeous!

Bob Bushell said...

Oh yes, the trip of beauty, the Moose and by the way, it is a 'Lincoln's Sparrow, cheers Eileen.

Sandra said...

I would love to see all this wild life expectantly a moose.

podso said...

I think of pelicans being in tropical areas. Your moon shots are fabulous. It was a beautiful moon this month.

Beth said...

Hi Eileen, your photos bring back sweet memories of our trips to Estes Park and RMNP - surely one of the most beautiful places on earth! Loved your pelican and moose photos!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I too thought pelicans were only a tropical bird. The moose are an exciting capture and you managed good shots of that big shining moon this month.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Eileen.

Nancy J said...

Moon over Granby, lovely, my favourite, one wee sparrow perched up high, great series, what a wonderful place to visit and stay.Cheers,Jean

June Caedmon said...

Great shots, Eileen! We're heading up that way later this month. I hope I get 1/2 as many good shots as you did!

Sharon Wagner said...

So beautiful! And what a great shot of the young moose.

Kay said...

Cool shots of the baby moose.

Snap said...

Looks like a great trip! Love the pelicans and great moose images! Can't wait to see more!

Our photos said...

Very nice park !

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
What a lovely place!I would love to visit it one day!Wonderful captures!Like the pelikans and the moose shots!Thank you for sharing!Have a happy week!
Dimi...

DeniseinVA said...

A great variety of lovely photos from your trip Eileen. And fun to see those animals we don't get to see around here, birds too I would say. I will be looking forward to your other photos very much :)

Cloudia said...

fed the soul - thanks, E




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Ah, love the moon over the water :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Eileen!! Your photos are truly stunning and show the best of the Colorado wildlife--How beautiful! Moose are my favorite and have been since we lived in Alaska.

Hope you are doing well!!

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Absolutely fabulous mosaics Eileen especially that sky with the moon...what a restful, peaceful vacation or at least it looks that way in your pictures.

Pat said...

Beautiful shots from your trip. Love the moose.

Betsy Adams said...

Glad you and hubby were able to get away for several days. There are so many areas in CO where I want to go.. We've been there twice --but there's still so many places to see. I want to go up on Mt. Evans sometime. My favorite part of the RMNP was the Old Fall River Road and the hike back in the Wild Basin Trailhead (waterfalls)...

Hugs,
Betsy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh I love RMNP! I'm so glad you got t visit; wonderful Moose sightings. And the marvelous scenery.

ann said...

Thank you for visiting the Garden Spot. I enjoyed reading about your Colorado vacation and seeing your wonderful photos. I am not sure just how Far East you travelled down out of the Mountains, but we are not much further east. Did you see any elk in the park? They will soon be bugling and sparing with each other. A great show. Hope to see you again.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, i have never been to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Love that Moose! I have seen a Moose when I was a child in Yellowstone and also briefly and through bushes in Alaska when on a train. Have a pleasant coming week!

David Gascoigne said...

Great state to bird in.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. This sure is a great trip with lot to see.

Debbie said...

It looks like another perfect spot to vacation. The mosaic's are such a great way to include lots of vacations photos in one post!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Lovely photos.

Moose are soooo cool.

Never met a sparrow I didn't adore.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Wow, the mountains beyond the water are gorgeous! What a great place to vacation. I loved these photos.

Jacqueline said...

What a wonderful trip! I have never been to Granby. We live so close to Colorado, I need to go some day. What great shots of the moose and the birds. Sounds like you are going to continue having lots of fun!

Marie said...

Wow, Eileen! great photos! Love the view of the lake with the moon overhead. Can't believe you saw both elk and moose AND pelicans! great sightings!

Lynne said...

Lovely Eileen . .
What a beautiful time of the year to visit!

Susan (ABON) said...

Looks like a wonderful trip, Eileen. You captured a lot of great wildlife shots! I can't wait to go back to Colorado!

Marie-Anne said...

Excellent shots, dear Eileen! I love the pelicans and the moose!!! You are so lucky to be able to get close to so beautiful creatures!
Have a happy new week!~
Hugs!

diane b said...

The Moose calf is cute. It looks a beautiful place. Looking forward to more.

A Quiet Corner said...

Your adventure to Colorado looks wonderful, Eileen!! I can only marine the pix you took!!!!...:)JP

Optimistic Existentialist said...

So glad you had a good vacation :-) love the picture of the moose calf!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Lucky you to have seen a moose calf! Colorado is a great place to go for a vacation!

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful pictures of the trip.
The moose is totally awesome.
This sparrow species I do not know.
I wish you a wonderful week.

Willow said...

Wow, wow and more WOW ~ this place is gorgeous as ever. Nice shots , love the share. Makes me certainly miss Colorado as I lived there when I was a teenager .

ladyfi said...

Oh. my. goodness! Love these shots - especially the moon and moose photos.

My name is Riet said...

Beautiful pictures Eileen. That must have been a wonderful trip with so much to see.
Have a nice week.

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

the hubby & i have seen 3 moose ... & so hope to see more some day soon. fingers crossed on that one. we loved our trip to that area last year. such a perfect & awesome area. too amazing!! great shots. hope you are well. take care. ( :

Fun60 said...

Your National Parks seem to be quite special.

Andrew Fulton said...

What a wonderful looking place... many thanks for sharing your trip.

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Eileen, You always have such great photos! This looks like a wonderful trip. :) I love the pelicans and the moose and her calf. Last week was the Harvest Moon, and you captured some great shots. I love this time of the year. :)

Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comments -- have a wonderful week!

Hugs,

Denise

Cynthia said...

The moon over the lake is so striking and wonderful photos of the moose. Sounds like a wonderful trip.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

This moon was really special! Beautiful photos of Granby Lake and the moose calf.

Happy Monday!
Ruby

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Eileen,
What an adventure you have been on! Lots of wonderful wildlife and I especially enjoyed seeing the pelicans. We don't have them here. A beautiful moon over the lake too. Thanks for sharing and for your visit. Have a lovely day.

Kusum Sanu said...

Colorado is wonderful! Did you watch the sunrise at Maroon Bells?

Sylvia K said...

It is indeed such a beautiful place!! Haven't visited there in a long time so thanks for the memories, Eileen!! Gorgeous moon and I do love the young moose! Superb captures all -- as always!!! Have a great week!

mick said...

Great photos and a perfectly beautiful place. I especially liked the photos of the Pelicans and of course the Moose are wonderful.

carol l mckenna said...

Love the moose and great photos of your marvelous trip for OWT ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Blackberry Lane said...

A beautiful place to enjoy nature. I love each photograph.

Kerry said...

How lucky to see all of that wild life! Beautiful. I would like to get back to the Rockies one day. But first I have to explore the rest of the Cascades. :)

Wandering Wren said...

I am happy for your wonderful break in Colorado - I want to see a Moose one day too but for now can enjoy through your wonderful photos!
Enjoy the rest of your trip!
Wren x

Gail Dixon said...

Colorado is such a beautiful state. Your photos are proof of that! Love the sparrow on the limb and the moose images. You got some really great ones!

Diane at My Cottage Garden said...

Oh, your nature shots are just amazing! You are a wonderful photographer. Lovely post and thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, as well.

Cheers.

Al said...

That's a gorgeous part of Colorado - I love your moose!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

What an amazing week you had, beautiful scenes!

Tomoko said...

Amazing shots of animals! I like the view with the birds in the mist.

Ida said...

Fabulous mosaics of your trip in CO. Seeing the moose would have been my favorite part had I been there. Apparently there was one spotted here in town on the local community college campus.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the animals and moon.

Jen said...

I have a friend who's a volunteer ranger at Rocky Mountain NP. I'm jealous of you both.

Birgitta said...

Wonderful series of nature photos!

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, Rocky Mountain National Park♡♡♡ Wonderful pictures from Granby Lake,Eileen.
The sparrow look cute and so as other animals. Must have been a wonderful and relaxing trip enjoying nature for you(^_^)v Great pictures with beautiful collage.

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

Black Jack's Carol said...

I am so glad you got away, had such a wonderful time, and now have these beautiful captures to share with us. i would have been excited too to see the cow with her calf. What a treat. Fabulous moon shots as well. Just a beautiful post all round.

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen!
What great post with the moose pictures!
It must have been fantastic to get that close to them!
I love your sparrow photo, the quality is amazing!
Congratulations!

Kathie Brown said...

Eileen, great shots! And that is, indeed, a Lincoln's sparrow! Nice find!