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:

  1. 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. . . . .

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  2. it looks beautiful! really nice place to relax.

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  3. I love that sweet bird shot at the end.

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  4. 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!

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  5. Love the Pelicans and Moose shots!

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  6. Breathtaking views. From the landscapes to the wildlife shots.

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

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

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

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

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

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  12. 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!

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  13. 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.

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

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  15. 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!

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

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  17. Cool shots of the baby moose.

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

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  19. 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...

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  20. 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 :)

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  21. fed the soul - thanks, E




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

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  22. 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!!

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  23. 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.

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  24. Beautiful shots from your trip. Love the moose.

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  25. 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

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

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  27. 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.

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  28. 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!

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

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  30. 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!!

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  31. Lovely photos.

    Moose are soooo cool.

    Never met a sparrow I didn't adore.

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

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  33. 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!

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  34. 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!

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

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

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  37. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  42. 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.

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  43. 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 .

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

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

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  46. 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. ( :

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  47. Your National Parks seem to be quite special.

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

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  49. 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

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

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

    Happy Monday!
    Ruby

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  52. 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.

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

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  54. 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!

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

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

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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

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  58. 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. :)

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  59. 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

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  60. 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!

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  61. 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.

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

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  63. What an amazing week you had, beautiful scenes!

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

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  65. 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.

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  66. Wonderful shots of the animals and moon.

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

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  68. Wonderful series of nature photos!

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  69. 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*

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  70. 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.

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  71. 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!

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

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