Sunrise at my Cabin. Elk are bugling, aspens are turning golden, hummingbirds have already gone south. Fall is here. Winter will soon be on her heels.

Sun peeking over the hill at 7a.m,
Looking out to the east from my deck, with a warm cup of tea

At my lovely Colorado cabin @ 8,500 feet

Springtime in the Rockies

It is now officially spring at 8,500 feet in Colorado.

I saw lots of American Pronghorn antelope and a golden eagle on the drive in to my cabin. Four elk and two antelope met me in the front yard as I arrived. Two geese appear to be nesting at the beaver pond, and I’m hoping for a new crop of “young ‘uns”.

Alpine Forget-Me-Nots, Hedgehog Cactus, Arrow-leaf Balsam Root and Western Pasque Flower are in bloom. Broad Tail Hummingbirds and Mountain Blue Birds have returned – the hills are alive!

Some surprises in the game camera keep things interesting 🦁

Lovely sunsets each evening . Wish you were here !

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Alpine Forget-Me-Not
Western Pasquale Flower
Western Pasque Flower
Neighbor Deb’s Hedghog Cactus
Arrowleaf Balsam root
One of many beautiful sunsets
Mountain Bluebirds on the wind turbine
A cow elk vists in the early morning
January Moose
January coyote
Surprise!  A Mountain Lion visits the game camera on April 1st!

 

Sedona Arizona

Sedona is an Arizona desert town near Flagstaff that’s surrounded by red-rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests. It’s noted for its mild climate and vibrant arts community. Uptown Sedona is dense with New Age shops, spas and art galleries. On the town’s outskirts, numerous trailheads access Red Rock State Park, which offers bird-watching, hiking and picnicking spots.

Dramatic sandstone formations such as Cathedral Rock and Bell Rock appeal to photographers and enlightenment-seekers, as does the modernist Chapel of the Holy Cross, built into rust-colored rocks. Oak Creek Canyon has trails for hiking and mountain biking, plus sites for camping and fishing. Part of the canyon is home to Slide Rock State Park, named for its natural water chutes, popular for swimming. Native American petroglyphs can be seen in the Coconino National Forest heritage sites V Bar V, Palatki and Honanki (the latter 2 also feature cliff dwellings).

Oak Creek Canyon

Airport Mesa Loop Trail

After visiting one of the four famous Sedona vortexes, we enjoyed a beautiful 4.5 mile sunset hike around Tabletop Mesa.

There is no other hike in the Sedona area that offers such awe-inspiring views as the Sedona Airport Mesa Loop Trail. It offers hikers a 360-degree panorama with views of almost every major red-rock landmark along the perimeter at an elevation of 4,500 feet.