And it has been a busy one....the project is going really well (hope I didn't just jinx it!) & we have even had a little snow! I also felt acclimated enough to take on some trails at Rocky Mountain National Park this weekend. I won't post too many of those photos here - I think the Park deserves a blog post of it's own. Mainly because I took so many photos I need to take some time to sort them all out.....
So, as a continuation of last weeks post of things I have missed here in Colorado:
#6 = Sunshine & blue skies!
No matter how cold it seems to get here, it's a good bet that the sun is still shining. Perhaps it is the lack of humidity, but even on a "hazy" day here the air is clear. My moods are very susceptible to the weather & too many days of rain do have an effect. Same way all these days of sunshine seem to make me very happy!
#7 = Wildlife!
So far I have seen the largest variety of animals I can remember, some for the first time ever. A few of the notable firsts......
|A moose! I never realized how big they really are....|
|My first pika! These guys are just too cute|
Looks like a cross between a mouse & a rabbit?
#8 = Wildflowers & trees!
It's a good change of pace to be back in Doug Fir & Lodegepole/Ponderosa Pine country. I left my Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains book back in TN, so I have not been able to figure out all the summer wildflowers, but I still enjoy seeing them. And the ASPENS! I am here at the perfect time to watch them change.
#9 = BEER!
I know I already mentioned beer in my last post, but really, there are just too many cool breweries located in Fort Collins for it to not get mentioned twice.
|Of course New Belgium was my favorite - so much that I took the brewery tour twice! I learned to play Rolle Bolle & got my first taste of 'sour' beer - another new favorite for me.|
|Loved the artwork & Space Ghost IPA at Equinox Brewing|
Checking out the tanks at
Fort Collins Brewing
Really liked O'Dells IPA
Really really really wish they distributed to east coast!
Now, just so you don't think I have been out here the past few weeks just playing, next post will be about some actual work being done!