KOFFEENUT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KOFFEENUT KOFFEENUT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Wild kingdom - 10-25-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6257020 Some days the wildlife here is out of control. DH tried to take the dog for a walk this morning. The first thing he encountered was a mama bear and two cubs. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3268d917-5dd0-4b30-a02f-a64586a4fa6d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> David Dietrich got this photo of a paw print (figured you didn't want to see a photo of what they REALLY left on our lawn!). They were about 1/2 block away, so he waited until they cleared the area before walking on. I'... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:55:46 EST Golden leaves - 10-24-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6256520 With a backdrop of fresh snow! Scott Franz reminds us that winter is on it's way! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/36d78591-d22c-45b4-982d-1692d4a72fc6.jpg"> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:43:57 EST Slipping away - 10-23-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255862 Travis Carpenter captured our autumn trees from VERY close to the railroad tracks, and encouraged us to get outside and enjoy this beautiful weekend before the nice weather slips away. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/caafa52e-52e6-4f6c-8324-1a85ad6aaaf0.jpg"> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:31:07 EST Reflecting autumn - 10-22-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255472 Jeff Hall caught our evening sky reflecting the autumn colors: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11a725a2-f06e-4c18-b981-1e050bec96f0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:45:18 EST Twin boys - 10-21-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6254898 They almost always mean trouble. David Dietrich got a great shot of our twin boy moose - from a safe distance! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d0f6c84d-2288-47c5-969f-c648092d9e4b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I tried to get a shot of the bull moose wandering through our neighborhood yesterday. He was eating shrubs around my neighbor's house across the street so I could never get a clear shot. (Nor did I go over and ask him to pose!) Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:45:32 EST Clash of the seasons - 10-20-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6254482 Larry Pierce, a professional photographer here in the valley, perfectly captured the clash of the seasons we're currently experiencing! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a1cdc38f-130a-4b33-a2be-6d3f1fccd456.jpg"> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:24:07 EST Porcupine at Gilpin Lake - 10-19-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6253997 K. T. Faldet stumbled across this porcupine at Gilpin Lake; she said it looked like he was trying to walk quietly, like he was trying not to wake a baby! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d807434-e4cd-4460-bfda-ac42c497dc71.jpg"> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:50:21 EST Golden aspen at Rabbit Ears - 10-18-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6253496 Conrad Meyer got a great shot of golden aspen on the pass leading up to Rabbit Ears: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5114a687-365a-4b0f-9f7d-b0a54d56963f.jpg"> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:40:07 EST Hanging around - 10-17-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6252937 Folks here are accustomed to thinking "out of the box", as evidenced by this hammock Win Dermody spotted hanging on the underside of a bridge over the Yampa River! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e5a69840-7579-47e5-9995-79166bf900b2.jpg"> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:40:29 EST Not lazy - 10-16-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6252419 Just efficient! Duncan Lang snapped a shot of this dog leading a horse: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/89388b5c-2e76-43a2-a71a-3dc24aa7e4ab.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And I'll bet this isn't the FIRST time! Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13:29:16 EST What a moon! - 10-15-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6251950 The moon last night was AMAZING - so bright I thought we'd left the front porch light on! Jeff Hall got a great shot: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77831581-16ce-46e2-bb56-a9bc01346390.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And John F. Russell caught it over the ski area: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c77f9227-9daf-491b-9fcc-3f5460c6a125.jpg"> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 12:20:10 EST Sunrise - 10-14-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6251476 You know it's gonna be a beautiful day when it starts out with a sunrise like this! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/562bb995-e338-48db-bbef-9793ad8676c9.jpg"> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:36:01 EST Quiet river - 10-13-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6251048 Jeff Hall caught the peaceful Yampa River lined with autumn leaves, and Sleeping Giant keeping watch in the background: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/83bf183c-de91-4274-8e7e-50c4aa8a100b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We're all savoring these days of warm afternoons followed by crisp nights. Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:51:50 EST Chillier - 10-12-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6250417 Armando Arce found autumn leaves by the Yampa River, which a snow-dusted Mt. Werner in the background: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0143a293-26a0-4dd8-a2e7-03426eaf5679.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Oh, yeah - it's chillier! Gotta put away the sandals.... Wed, 12 Oct 2016 11:24:28 EST Golden carpet - 10-11-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6249950 LOVE the golden carpet of leaves with golden leaves overhead - makes hiking this time of year magical! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c8a2e83-6590-4a05-87fc-02e8be9dc08e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Zach Shortway captured our transient autumn beauty! Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:04:08 EST Picture worth 1000 words - 10-10-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6249471 Because, really, what can you say about this little guy?!? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c966c280-8e09-49f0-adbf-5d13a5f92d53.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ready for winter? Chipmunk with attitude? Richard Prager went one-on-one with the little fellow and came away with the photo! Mon, 10 Oct 2016 17:11:48 EST Autumn is edging out.... - 10-9-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6248902 But it isn't gone yet! Tim Hancock found this stunning grove of aspen in brilliant color: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e799710b-c968-4902-b97f-e13dca040af4.jpg"> Sun, 9 Oct 2016 16:19:44 EST Fish tank - 10-8-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6248332 I've blogged before about how AWESOME our library is. At the entrance to the kid's area is a large fish tank. The kids are fascinated by the fish (it doesn't hurt that you can hear cries of "There's Nemo!" or "I see Dory!"). <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a155e4e-3f88-4139-baf3-dcc09f2bc361.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Matt Stensland found two-year-old Jeremiah Hixson standing at the tank with his mom Michelle, fascinated by the fish. The family was visiting Steamboat Sp... Sat, 8 Oct 2016 12:54:32 EST 111 year tradition - 10-7-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6247866 No matter which way you approach Steamboat Springs, you'll find these signs leading you into town. The metal signs (grandfathered in and on private property) are for F. M. Light, which is STILL owned by the same family after 111 years - a fifth-generation business in a town of less than 20,000. Pretty cool for a small mountain town, right? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99c75ddf-cd32-428b-88c6-2670708e63f0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In 1928, Clarence Light erected 260 sig... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 13:01:53 EST It's looking mighty frosty - 10-6-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6247321 Brendan Durrum caught the contrast we're experiencing - still have some beautiful bright gold colors, but you can see the snow caught in the evergreens.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e7c934e7-cf73-438b-8651-2c580c783526.jpg"> Thu, 6 Oct 2016 11:00:57 EST Ski Jump 2 - 10-5-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6246874 This photo by Zac Barbiasz may show our ski jump a little better than the previous one I posted. See where the wood ends at the bottom? That's where the jumping part begins! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a28572c5-d2b4-47d9-84e0-cabe5ea62280.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The bright green on the left is the ROOF of a judges tower. The triple A-frame on the right next to the bright green grass is the 2-story lodge, next to the landing area. <BR> <BR> Yes, it's HIGH. Wed, 5 Oct 2016 16:21:24 EST First snow - 10-4-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6246209 The weather forecast had it wrong (shocking!) - we got our first snow YESTERDAY, not late this week! Fortunately our fall colors are hanging in there: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/27b7db9a-168a-481d-b765-acaaaa429df0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Shannon Lukens got a shot of Rabbit Ears with fall colors below the snow. Hopefully we have a LITTLE more time! Tue, 4 Oct 2016 11:02:05 EST Enjoying while we can - 10-3-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6245683 Nick Esares found this patch of golden aspen. We're enjoying while we can - snow is predicted for midweek.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0093c9a2-6fa6-4a2e-8db1-69e5ccc07ae3.jpg"> Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:59:04 EST Umm....Hello? - 10-2-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6245158 Alice Tesar caught these curious moose peering in her windows! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/70494b5d-c68d-4a59-90bb-047d35aae195.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The moose have been all over the community this fall. They've been spotted by Nikki Ritter: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69019b56-5ae1-4e44-9a65-0bfa5d0e232e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and by Darcy Coale: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88fc938a-1562-4248-978e-09c50e171... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 13:12:21 EST Our town - 10-1-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6244685 From the top of the ski jump! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11138f85-e694-4cd5-bf79-9a1397e6131b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Morgan Ross made the hike to the top of the ski jump on Howelsen Hill, so we didn't have to! Sat, 1 Oct 2016 13:26:24 EST An autumn window to winter - 9-30-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6244235 Courtesy of Noah Wetzel! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86872992-93c9-4104-ad5e-3174e93ae2e1.jpg"> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:13:23 EST Ah, to be a horse - 9-29-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6243798 Hanging out in the fall with my buddies... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1ed67cb3-3280-4994-9c93-3947887f2802.jpg"> <BR> <BR> These guys don't seem to mind the crisp mornings or the changing of the leaves all around them! Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:32:26 EST Fall, leaning into winter - 9-28-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6243170 Scott Bideau captured perfectly this "in-between" season we experience! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/edb804e0-cb20-4c84-ab9f-9cf26fe63a1c.jpg"> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:45:11 EST Every day has some beauty - 9-27-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6242663 If you're looking for it! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4d48f099-4307-4c49-ba0a-26b558ab5a2d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Diane Miller found some moments of simple beauty. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:29:17 EST It's Coming... - 9-26-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6242045 Since I was out of town I managed to miss this (although I caught it on my drive) - the first snow of the season! Zerek Twede commemorated the event with this photo: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e05f7593-8027-4205-b221-b89039cfba4b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Love the little snowman he made on the table. I guess if you're going to have snow in September you may as well make the best of it! Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:04:34 EST Buffalo Pass - 9-23-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240595 Of COURSE we have tons of professional photographers here - what a bounty of beautiful places to take pictures! Noah Wetzel was up on Buffalo Pass when he took this photo of the sun setting over an autumn valley: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/370c2d5e-8e60-478d-a124-33e3c62dfdbf.jpg"> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:39:15 EST Preparing for winter - 9-22-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240133 The bears are back, preparing for winter. Tom Mischell found this one wandering the back yard. (I thought it was amusing that they have a bear sculpture in their yard - nothing to compare to the REAL one!). <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a6c8a1e-350a-497a-8711-87567b104930.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Summer had an adequate supply of berries and other food, so we didn't get the number of "town bears" we have in the past. As they do their final foraging before winter I exp... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:46:49 EST The colors are fleeting - 9-21-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6239645 ....but stunning, as evidenced by Jeff Hall's photo. I love it when the aspen have a tinge of red in them! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7cc89f29-1c53-40e3-b0fb-1e8a6e26155a.jpg"> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:20:27 EST Sunset from top of the mountain - 9-20-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6239043 Larry Pierce (professional photographer extraordinaire!) was at the top of Mt. Werner to capture this photo of a stunning sunset: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0fce5c95-fac3-4de8-a8f6-d6ca605da28c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm so lucky to live here! Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:23:03 EST Harvest Moon - 9-19-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238434 You just can't compete with the professionals when it comes to capturing something like the harvest moon in the Yampa Valley! Brad Mcginley got this wonderful photo: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/61fcafe8-b196-47dd-a37c-37ef4e34cb21.jpg"> <BR> <BR> SO much beauty around us! Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:46:01 EST I have a favorite trail - 9-18-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237891 Fall is such a beautiful time to hike here. My favorite fall trail is in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness Area. The aspen surround the trail and leave a path of golden leaves to walk along. Jeff Hall captured it perfectly: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d93caf4-637d-491b-96b3-08bea948c090.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's hard to describe how peaceful it is, with the sun shining through the golden aspen and lighting up the leaves all around you. Sun, 18 Sep 2016 13:08:22 EST Moonrise - 9-17-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237383 I tried to get a shot of the moonrise the other night - the full moon was stunning, coming up from behind the hills. Fortunately, Jonathan Clemmer: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eae21d28-c6c1-421a-96c4-85df5730461b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and Jeff Hall: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/205d9416-c523-4d65-b6cc-35d3659b217b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> had more luck than I did! Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:01:03 EST LOVE our library! - 9-16-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6236832 And I'm not the only one! This bumper sticker can be seen around town: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/399e2d9e-12d1-426e-aeae-a19ba56f539f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I always liked our little library. In 2008 it went through a MAJOR renovation. Now we have a two-story structure with views of the ski mountain through the front, study tables overlooking the river in the back, a kid's area with a teepee and aquarium, and a coffee shop so you can enjoy a book with a hot cup ... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:46:39 EST Early Colors - 9-15-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6236566 Jen Summers perfectly captured the early autumn colors in our valley - mostly green, but with gold creeping into the landscape! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be1fe095-1285-43e2-96f6-91973b0bdd74.jpg"> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 22:27:51 EST Backyard Moose - 9-14-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6235798 The moose are making themselves right at home here in town. This fellow was hanging around a local backyard: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e352384d-4d73-4a32-9527-dff8ed771f5c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The homeowner (wisely!) took these shots from a distance: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1eb37d5c-009d-4d12-8b54-3afd4c07441d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> They are SO big - pretty imposing when you see them walking down the middle of your street: <BR> <BR... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:00:36 EST Curious - 9-13-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6235182 This curious deer was checking out an equally curious cat at Mike Forney's house! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/481554b9-ae2a-412c-9e63-306a919caa93.jpg"> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:14:47 EST Silver lining to fires - 9-11-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6234012 Fires in the wilderness area begun by lightning are allowed to burn. Even though this results in a haze in our air during the day, Jeff Hall found the silver lining by capturing the brilliant red sunset that results. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d9f5c83c-eede-4c6b-a920-b26f3e149853.jpeg"> Sun, 11 Sep 2016 13:33:11 EST Golden aspen - 9-10-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233646 It's that golden aspen time of year again. Jacquelyne Cox found the sun shining through this stand. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/30569a38-06d1-44e6-a175-dfdc9a6c3c44.jpg"> Sat, 10 Sep 2016 22:49:18 EST Hummingbird - 8-24-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223620 Jeff Hall captured a photo of this hummingbird checking out some late-summer flowers. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/00f53197-70bd-4d01-8010-7ea3b71eb584.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A little sad - by the time I come home, the hummingbirds will have already headed south for the winter. One last goodbye! Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:27:36 EST Great Blue Herons - 8-23-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223296 David Dietrich found these two great blue herons.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f6668732-212f-4958-a784-9686c8b280ce.jpg"> <BR> <BR> sharing a fence row! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/58b9a2cf-8fc8-4f8b-affa-c5fa80c9dc04.jpg"> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:09:57 EST Sunset at the Depot - 8-22-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222554 I love the light of the setting sun as it falls on The Depot, the old train station in Steamboat Springs. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48db825d-8e40-4dd2-9ef0-6f12736d6f48.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Jeff Hall has a great eye for photos! Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:20:51 EST Still waters - 8-21-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221900 I love the peacefulness of this photo captured by Jeff Hall - the reflection of the trees in the utterly still waters of a high alpine lake. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/359dcf1b-2d02-4e80-aa94-d59f37fcc1f8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Summer is fading here, and the locals are all out enjoying it to the fullest! Sun, 21 Aug 2016 10:58:27 EST Brilliant double rainbow - 8-20-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221364 Graham Bylsma caught a brilliant double rainbow after a recent storm: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/98f42e0d-df3e-4ab1-a22e-f77d368936d8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Rainbows are so transient, and what you see depends on where you are. From a different location Denny Phillips caught a rainbow from the same storm: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/18641c77-72bb-4f03-8df3-d9500fb5dad8.jpg"> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 10:28:47 EST Osprey - 8-19-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221100 John F. Russell watched an osprey chick spread its wings while waiting for an adult bird to return to the nest with something to eat. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dd34ea4f-5a0d-4583-ae21-5f32e1151462.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ted Carleton also got a shot of the young birds, which have been at home in the nest located near the Yampa River Botanic Park. They look as if they are just about ready to take flight! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 20:05:29 EST Safe vantage point - 8-18-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220302 Anna Krieg found her cat monitoring this moose from a safe vantage point! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/01b1c2cb-349c-4115-906b-9dff1461093c.jpg"> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:48:22 EST