I recently bought a 2013 Sticks calendar in Boulder, Colorado, and it got me interested in the artist. This is another work from shulock.blogspot.com, a variation on The Thinker, by Rodin.
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I saw several fields of caribou/elk at Rocky Mountain National Park on July 31, 2019, a few only ~20 feet away from my car.
Unfortunately this image (and accompanying video) are blurry — I didn’t want to get too close to them — but here are two moose in Rocky Mountain National Park, July 31, 2019.
I went up to Rocky Mountain National Park yesterday, and there was still some snow in the mountains. This snow is near the Alpine Visitor’s Center at a little under 12,000 altitude.
I didn’t think about snakes at all when I lived in Alaska, but here in Colorado they cross my mind from time to time. Following up on my previous article, Can snakes see?, here’s some information on what snakes do in the winter, from snakeprotection.com:
“Snakes do not actually hibernate, rather they become less active during cold weather. It is called ‘brumation.’ Brumation is an extreme slowing down of their metabolism. Snakes are awake, but just very lethargic so you don’t see them moving around. In the fall, snakes move back to the previous year’s den. If a sudden cold snap catches them before they get there, they may die if not fortunate enough to find a suitable secondary den. A number of species may share the same den. For example, black rat snakes, timber rattlesnakes, and copperheads commonly den together. Sometimes there will be as many as 100 snakes in one cave. A group site is called a hibernaculum.”
Here’s part of the road (I-25) from Colorado to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
If you ever need to drive from the Boulder/Denver, Colorado area to (or from) Santa Fe, New Mexico, the gray route on the left in this image is the most scenic, the one to take if you only get one shot at it. Lots of mountain views and ranches, and many small towns.
Once you get off of I-25, the blue road that goes through Taos is also very scenic, and is particularly pretty in the winter. I usually take the gray road back to Colorado, and the Taos road down to Santa Fe.
“Live the life you love.” As seen in Estes Park, Colorado.
Since I’ve been in Colorado we seem to get anywhere from five to 25 hailstorms a year. Sometimes they have markdowns on cars, other times, flowers.
I’m not sure if this is just a Colorado thing, but there are also a lot of goats around here.