The Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour at the Fort Collins airport. This included the P-51C, Mustang the B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell and B17 Flying Fortress aircraft.
Golf ball and baseball-sized Wyoming hail this past weekend.
Nobody does camouflage better than Mother Nature. Shocked I got this photo by holding my iPhone up to the eyepiece of a shooting scope 100 yards away.
So things got a little unexpectedly busy the last 2 months. This included agreeing to move residences. In the space of basically 2 weeks after having seen the new rental. No small feat there. But still, beautiful sunsets no matter where you go.
Golden is a beautiful gem in Colorado. This weekend took me to wander Lookout Mountain and the historic Buffalo Bill Museum.
A note to anyone also deciding to visit on a Saturday: Be extremely cautious of the numerous cyclists who take the same, winding route up the mountain at 20mph with you.
The views are classic Colorado at the top. However when you’re also looking for the perfect mountain peak photo, it seems there’s always a pine tree just where you point your lens.
Next to the museum is an overlook location that you can see nearly all of Golden as well as downtown Denver and its surrounding cities, including the haze common on hot days.
The Cody gravesite sits a very short walk from the museum.
The museum was an interesting walk-through and displays several historic and colorful artifacts from Cody’s life. Photos, swords, rifles, pistols, costumes and a plethora of accounts of his countless ventures.
A Wyoming highway heading east towards Nebraska with curious clouds and wide open prairies.
The NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) Trailhead off of Mesa Trail.
The Mesa Trail system in the Boulder, CO area didn’t disappoint. Craggy mountain vistas, views of the city of Boulder, birds, spring growth, icicles and stunning evergreen forests abounded.
The really great part about hiking in the Flatirons is that within the first 10-15 minutes of walking, you’re already seeing fantastic mountain views and photo opportunities from the trail.
At this elevation, just go ahead and keep the 45SPF with your trail bag.
A curious little fellow singing to the sun.
The trails began out of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) property where we parked. It’s an easy drive from just about anywhere to get here and parking was plenty.
I’ve also found that while everyone is usually focused on their feet, it goes a long way to be friendly and thank those who stand to the side for you, offer a comment about spots to tackle with caution you just passed or where there’s an awesome camera shot ahead.
I’m surprised by how much plant life continues to flourish in the mountains under and through the snow as the seasons change.
Admittedly, I was a bit worried that I would struggle with the winter out here and possibly find myself not enjoying it. But I love winter so far here! And for me this includes still getting out on weekends when to enjoy the gorgeous country that is just a few miles down the road.