2015 Spring at the Cabin

Cabin Panorama

Three visits to the cabin in the last month for work projects and relaxation produces great sunsets, wildflowers and wild game pics!

Dramatic Sunset
Fire to the south
“Spiritual” sunset
Aftermath

Lots of game viewing opportunities, antelope, elk (at the salt block, at Chminey Rock Ranch and Sand Creek Pass), Moose, Mule Deer, and marmots.

Young Bull Moose at the Salt Block
Elk at the salt block
Young cow moose checks out the cabin

Beautiful birds – Western Tanager, American Goldfinch Golden Eagles, an Osprey and lots of Pine Siskins, Humming Birds and purple finches.

American Tanager
American Tanager
Broadtail Hummingbird
Pine Siskins and Purple Finch
American Goldfinch

Wildflowers in profusion due to the abundant rainfall, but only a few pictured here…

Barrel Cactus in bloom
Barrel Cactus in bloom
Pasque Flower 
Honeybee on a dandelion
Indian Paintbrush  
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Mountain Forget-Me-Nots

One enchanted evening….

  

  

  

  

Great Horned Owl in a dead limber pine 
Moonrise over the ridge  

Evening game drive to the Laramie Valley produced antelope, elk, deer and gorgeous views of the Rawah Mountains

Rawah Mountains  

52″ of wet snow in late April damaged both chimneys, so now we have new snow wedges to divert future wet, heavy dumps!

Chimney bent, one brace ripped off

 

Chimney repair with new snow wedge 

Some fine dinners including Shake Shack burgers with Baked Pomme Frites and Bacon-Tomato grilled cheese sandwiches  

  

   

Author: David Willett

Worked at Agilent Technologies and Hewlett-Packard, attended University of Washington and Michigan State University, lived in the Netherlands, the Peoples Republic of China and the United States, visited 36 countries and 49 U.S. states, living in Fort Collins, CO, USA

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