Friday, July 7, 2017
Settlin' Into Colorado
I think there is a Western Kingbird on every barbed wire fence around here...
Just as beautiful as our Eastern Kingbird, but very different in appearance.
We're taking things slow and easy here...its hot daytime, like mid to upper 90's. I compared the weather to the weather back home, it was 94 with 12% humidity, back home it is 91 with 68% humidity! So there you have it in a nutshell. Hot n Dry or Hot n Moist? It's SUMMER so hot is in fashion.
We've had lots of biz'ness to take care of this week....maybe next week will be more about going places and seeing what's out there! We don't want cabin fever to set in.
Today I was able to take a short drive around just to see what's in the neighborhood. Saw interesting stuff a plenty. In this valley that we are perched above there's lots of enterprise going on...You got your sheep, horses, mules, llamas, and napping alpacas!
There is honey, hay, and WEED!
We sit on the back deck in the evenings and watch the colors change as the sun sneaks westward to the Pacific Ocean then disappears.
Mom enjoys the morning coffee out there too...
And we watch the mule deer play around below us, mostly it's been young bucks hanging out together...I call this one Notcho!
We are a bit more than a mile elevation @ 5,348 ft, and the deer are up here for cooler grazing, they come down in the mornings and then go up the ridge as the day heats up.
Tossed out some sunflower seeds and a flock of about 20 Pinyon Jays came through and picked up a few...
This little fellow was saying "save some for me won't ya?"
So many interesting trees on this ridge where we are....Even in death they are spectacular! This is my favorite tree on the property...
I hope it never falls over...There's scenic views 360 around us...this is the West Ridge...
The rocks hide creatures great n small...
Blue bellied lizard
Casey loves to chase these guys but he doesn't even get close!
Some flowers are enjoying the heat,
Black Billed Magpie are abundant but hardly ever still, got this one to favor me with a photo...
I just looked up the top 10 things I should do in this part of Garfield County so it is a good place to start.
First I wanna meet the neighbors!
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.