A few photos to share from a recent hike up to Arthur’s Rock at Lory State Park outside of Fort Collins, CO.
View of Horsetooth Reservoir from atop Arthur’s Rock.
I do look forward to returning to hike this very trail again, but I started out on little sleep from the night before and not nearly enough hydration. Would try it again in a heartbeat though – beautiful views for days.
A brief photo essay from a group hike to Hidden Falls at Curt Gowdy State Park in WY.
Wyoming public land where it’s far away and legal to practice target shooting.
Also known as one of my favorite places in the world.
A day of target shooting on a cloudy day.
Barn swallows were up to their usual acrobatic antics.
Willow flycatchers were everywhere. Once we’d put enough holes in our targets for the day, I snagged my camera from the truck and bounded off to start snapping pictures.
On the drive back I saw a number of hawks hunting.
A barn swallow, buzzing the thistle.
A little chirper.
I love that you can see light through the farthest edges of this swallow’s feathers against the sky.
Red-tailed hawks and prairie falcons appeared on telephone poles and railroad tracks, eyeing the area for any small critters moving about.
It’s a bit of a downer having to drive back to town to return to the world again.
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.