Nature

Flowers for Charlie

Sometimes the best angle is one usually only seen by small critters.  Can you guess where these flowers are?

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Colorado Skies

July 2010 has been the wettest on record since recording began in the early 1900s.  Dusk was often greeted by beautiful shapes and colors, as the storms rolled through.  This one greeted us Fourth of July Weekend.

Location:
Oak Creek, Colorado
Related Links:
Clouds 365 Project
Steamboat Weather

Barn Swallows in Transition

Barn Swallows

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

I captured these common Barn Swallows one day by chance.  For some reason, mama had put her babies onto the deck railing and was flying off and bringing food back to them.  I got close and waited until mama came flying back in, when the babies all opened their mouths anticipating more food.  An hour later, they were gone.

This picture was actually taken in Massachusetts, so it’s not part of the American West, but it’s too good a picture not to share.

Location:
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
 Related links:
Mass Audubon
Putnam Murdock

Icicle Art

Location
Maple Street, Steamboat Springs, CO

Related Links
Physical Properties of Ice
Howelsen ice Arena


Winter Berries