Rocky Mountain High II (more Colorado)

I really need to learn to leave the camera in the car…

mother prairie falcon

mom prairie falcon in eyrie, Garden of the Gods park


juvenile prairie falcon

juvenile prairie falcon below eyrie, Garden of the Gods park


elusive Abert's squirrel

elusive Abert’s squirrel at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument


twin eagles rock formation

twin eagles rock formation in Tarryall Mountains area


woodland strawberry

woodland strawberry (yep, I ate it, yum!) near Cottonwood Pass –elevation approx. 10,500 feet

western spring beauty and friend

western spring beauty and unidentified friend, near Cottonwood Pass


wasatch penstemon

wasatch penstemon near Cottonwood Pass


Mt Princeton

view of Mt. Princeton with Johnson Village below, just south of Buena Vista, CO


Rocky Mountains, indeed!

Check out the beautiful photos from other parts of Colorado
over at Cooking Medley.



  1. Lera said

    Awesome !! Linda your pictures are so captivating .

    Thank you so much Lera! Makes me glad if you enjoyed them πŸ™‚

  2. Indira said

    A wild strawberry, how pretty!

    Looks like you had wonderful trail/trek time in CO. Did you do backpacking?
    400 pictures, you must make a online photo album atleast one with all bird photos. Flickr is real easy, give it a try, Linda.:)

    Hi Indira,

    There were lots of strawberry plants near Cottonwood Pass. I didn’t do any real backpacking, but short hikes. I would love to go camping there someday.
    Thanks for the Flickr suggestion — I may give that a try πŸ™‚

  3. Arjuna said

    Looks like you had a lot of fun Linda, great pictures! We thought of visiting smokies in this August but soaring air fares have dampened our ideas.

    Hi Arjuna, and thanks, glad you liked the pics πŸ™‚

    Thought of you today when I went to the international grocery block. I didn’t realise how bad it’s gotten with price of dal — $8, $9 for little bags! What a shame.

    Smokies would be a lovely trip — hope you get to go sometime!

  4. Luv2Cook said

    Hey Linda:

    Thank you for mentioning my name in your entry! Looks like you did a lot of hiking in the Garden of the Gods park?


    Hi Sam,

    Thanks for mentioning my pics in your blog πŸ™‚ Yes, spent quite a bit of time in the Garden of the Gods… really lovely place!

  5. Manisha said

    Hey you made it to 10,500 feet! Pikes Peak is just another 1K more! What’s a few 1000 feet here and there?! πŸ˜‰

    Lovely pictures! The only wildlife we saw at Garden of the Gods – apart from rock-climbers πŸ˜‰ – were squirrels and a deer! You must have a very keen eye!!

    Hi Manisha,

    Glad you liked the pics. Difference between that 10,500 and Pikes Peak is there were no scary dropoffs! πŸ˜‰ I was at Garden of the Gods early mornings, so likely saw some animals stirring before the heat of the day set in. It was very hot that week!

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