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/ Fall colors - 10-4-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009092 This is a great time of year for hikes - the colors are vibrant, days are warm, and evenings cool. Folks have been collecting some GREAT shots, like this one Verleen Tucker took of fallen leaves carpeting the Core Trail that runs alongside the river through town. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9b992998-0c00-40d2-a50b-98a4e170c833.jpg"> <BR> <BR> John F. Russell found a stand of aspen up on Buffalo Pass, tucked among the evergreens. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://p... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 12:56:24 EST Moose galore - 10-3-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008603 We have a VERY healthy population of moose hanging around town right now! Brady Barnett Worster found these moose wandering around her neighborhood (and yard...) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/603d05b1-8b79-43ec-ae4f-57fcd1f699b4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fae6e430-e601-4c9b-b9eb-1e9c8d347e26.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Natalie Breitung got a great shot of a moose family crossing the Yampa River. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 13:31:30 EST Sunset in paradise - 10-2-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008178 I can't believe how lucky I am to live here. <BR> <BR> Hope and Mike Cook got this photo of the sunset behind Copper Ridge from their deck. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c63360b3-5723-40e4-9164-2d2e2d9ef504.jpg"> <BR> <BR> But I have to admit, Gail Hanley captured the most stunning series of the sunset. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a3920bfc-28e4-4870-a2a0-ad35f5554b43.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/gu... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 19:06:00 EST Rainbow at Stagecoach - 10-1-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007593 Misty Brever caught this brilliant double rainbow at Stagecoach Reservoir. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0bb0364a-05f6-4c6f-940c-ce1a7ab9b1e7.jpg"> Thu, 1 Oct 2015 19:21:08 EST Blood moon - 9-30-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006810 I've been looking for some good photos of the blood moon and lunar eclipse that happened over Steamboat Springs on Sunday. So far the only REALLY good one I've found was taken by Zach Shortway. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/33e31835-8870-4c92-b113-b0f4dacaab6b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The moon rose into a cloud bank, so some of the lunar eclipse was hidden. The moon would peek through openings in the cloud and the red tint was pronounced. Glad we were able to see this... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:38:15 EST Showers of leaves - 9-29-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006367 Fall is brief but stunning here in the mountains of Colorado. The aspens are a brilliant golden color, usually tucked into a deep stand of evergreen. Patsee Ober found some of my favorites - those that have a tinge of red in the leaves. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ff40131d-48a2-4a91-8341-a7b41a54c7a2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Zach Shortway found a similar stand up on Buffalo Pass. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e470898a-d83e-41bc-a8ee-39d4... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 19:46:57 EST New use for lawn chairs - 9-28-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005587 Rosanne Iverson said this is what we do for fun in Steamboat - chase mama bear and her two cubs out of the crabapple tree. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ce198df9-a752-4be6-846b-cf1f9549468b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I just didn't realize a lawn chair was the implement of choice for this job! Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:25:27 EST Poochy Paddle - 9-27-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004977 In 2013 Steamboat Springs was named "Dog Town USA" by Dog Fancy magazine. And for good reason! Twice each year man's best friend gets his own day at the hot springs! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f5b7082-f75a-4e14-8e78-37d5b0a5eaee.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Every spring and fall before the lap pool is emptied for its biannual deep-cleaning, we open the pool to our dogs. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7250061d-1a02-4dd6-ae9d-59b822031262.j... Sun, 27 Sep 2015 14:38:01 EST Sleeping Giant in the fall - 9-26-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004502 Two very different but spectacular views of Sleeping Giant! The first was taken by Nate Daughenbaugh and captures gold aspens with a tinge of red among the evergreens. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cdca1d5c-db52-4a0e-a370-ea9ec99e32c9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The second is a photo taken by Larry Pierce, and it IS a photo, not a painting. Although there are evergreens in the foreground you can see some of the color in the valley, with a huge cloud bank rolling in toward... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 14:52:01 EST Overrun with moose - 9-25-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6003987 A couple days ago DH and dog had to cut their walk short. A bull moose on the trail encouraged them (by walking slowly toward them and "huffing" at them) to take their walk in another direction. Yesterday the moose was not on the trail. That's because he was at the high school just down the hill from us (Robbie Shine caught him in the act). <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee4f61c0-89d3-4e2f-a768-8942df5eb24a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Town has been overrun with moose late... Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:04:42 EST Closeup of a rainbow - 9-24-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6003270 After a recent rainstorm Ann Hogan somehow caught these closeups of a rainbow with birds in the foreground. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9cabafd4-edfd-4c2b-9af0-07a44814efed.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It always seems like a small miracle to me that the sky is painted with such brilliant colors! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2ae438ba-362e-464b-9557-3f18d8432f0f.jpg"> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:15:08 EST A Muddy Dog.... - 9-23-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002737 ...is a HAPPY dog! According to Kerry Holmquist, Brooks found the ONE puddle on Emerald Mountain. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6030273-bbb0-45e0-965f-9ccf91988a2c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You have to admit, Brooks looks HAPPY! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ecb78572-5e12-4589-ba4b-54b90a6e0df8.jpg"> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 12:44:27 EST Buffalo at Rabbit Ears Pass - 9-22-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002063 No, we don't actually have buffalo roaming around loose - at least, not anymore. Although there were buffalo here at one time, the herds you see now are captive. Gail Hanley saw this beautiful animal on a ranch near Rabbit Ears Pass. There are a couple places on the drive between here and Denver you can see large (captive) buffalo herds. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/09abced4-b6e6-4d4d-855b-656464aa8c09.jpg"> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:35:25 EST Rainbow at the golf course - 9-21-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001728 Chris Lanham is a talented photographer who captured the double rainbow at Haymaker, our city-owned golf course. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2c5383ed-0e5e-44b3-80de-f200aa124eb3.jpg"> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 22:21:53 EST Sunset at Thunderhead - 9-15-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997930 Thunderhead is the lodge at the top of the gondola on Mt. Werner. In winter it's the first stop to either ski down the mountain or to another lift to take you higher. In summer it's a destination for mountain bikers, hikers, and those who want to enjoy a happy hour sunset. Larry Pierce took this photo of Thunderhead with a brilliant sunset behind the mountains. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a4471d54-0000-486d-b79b-02fc3eed4a1a.jpg"> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:51:58 EST Balloon fly-through - 9-14-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997390 Ed Stevenson had his eye on this Pegasus balloon. First he stopped and snapped a picture from Hilltop Parkway, with the Sleeping Giant in the background. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e77fcb9-5f36-450a-bc2c-b25e78efafe6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Later as he came through town he found the same Pegasus balloon had landed at the Wells Fargo drive-through. I'm sure it was quite entertaining for folks at the post office, which is just behind the trees at the right of the ph... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 16:35:04 EST Sanctuary statues - 9-13-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996878 At the entrance to The Sanctuary, a local development, there stands a statue of three cowboys. Shannon Lukens got a photo of the three wranglers with Mt. Werner and blue Colorado skies in the background! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0c36778e-e700-4eec-b0c8-efeea38a93d2.jpg"> Sun, 13 Sep 2015 22:03:51 EST Colorado sunset - 9-12-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996027 Emily Hines takes some AWESOME photos; she grew up in Steamboat Springs and has an eye for the beauty of the area. I love this sunset photo she caught a few nights ago. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/af3fef0d-db24-4354-9b09-3c3f7c26da8d.jpg"> Sat, 12 Sep 2015 12:21:19 EST Autumn in the high country - 9-11-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5995582 Autumn is in full force up in the Flat Tops Wilderness area! Jeff Hall got a great shot of the fall colors. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eda7f7ac-a82a-4872-9efa-fb91120b400e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fortunately at my elevation we aren't quite so advanced.... Fri, 11 Sep 2015 18:11:51 EST Cows on a hike - 9-10-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994814 We have open range here in Colorado, so you need to be watchful for livestock on the road when you're driving. These cows were taking a little hike around Hahn's Peak (because it's SO much easier to walk on the road than in the grass!). <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1bcef7ab-9cb7-4756-a3bd-7bda2babefff.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sheila Phillips clearly was taking it easy when she caught these guys wandering down the road! Thu, 10 Sep 2015 12:53:54 EST Fishing osprey - 9-9-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994289 This osprey was having better luck fishing Steamboat Lake than some of the fisherman on the banks! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb169742-4071-4db9-975a-fdf1653a282c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Doug Slaight was at the right place at the right time to catch this. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/87f3cc31-cfd9-4e4d-83fe-cfe9d22a729e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dacb0a14-4d5f-4ea0-ad7b-9add003539db.jpg"> Wed, 9 Sep 2015 18:18:22 EST Three amigos - 9-8-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5993494 Blazek found these three amigos meeting for happy hour off Longview Circle. Lots of wildlife on the move around here! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/efcc6f1d-3fbd-4a2e-8bc8-eb99afe41be6.jpg"> Tue, 8 Sep 2015 14:29:23 EST King of the road - 9-7-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5993035 Rob Carpenter said this bear was actually a LOT closer than it looks! Rob encountered this fellow about 7:00 am on Laurel Lane - and I believe Rob yielded the right of way. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ff9fa1b5-365d-4f45-9a7d-98b961b767ab.jpeg"> Mon, 7 Sep 2015 22:08:11 EST When you're a moose, you can relax anywhere - 9-6-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5992079 Carol Tuchschmidt can attest to a moose being able to relax anywhere. She got some great shots of Papa Moose relaxing in the shade. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab91f67f-2e42-46fd-b606-caa96a1bf2a9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> She also caught a shot when he went down by the river. I assume she did this with a LONG lens for safety! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5404f3a1-3735-498d-9e6d-04ec110eb360.jpg"> Sun, 6 Sep 2015 13:04:37 EST Time to move the livestock - 9-5-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5991495 It's that time of year - time to move livestock from the high country! Mark Ruckman followed behind this cattle drive at Wolf Mountain Ranch. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d7e7060b-36f9-46ac-b01e-140b2882aa28.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In addition to cattle we have sheep coming out of the high country now. Amonica Raffay found these sheep around Stagecoach Reservoir in a neighborhood. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ee69756-0db6-4077-b58e-4e6... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 12:08:36 EST Orange sunset - 9-4-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5990966 We had another AWESOME sunset - the sky filled with color! Gail Hanley caught the orange glow. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5a69e5a8-fa44-4eec-9d94-9e0979f413b3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And Brendan Durrum got the panorama showing the variety of colors we enjoyed! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eed8b71b-5d32-4387-ab08-7db2124a94b4.jpg"> Fri, 4 Sep 2015 13:13:53 EST Enjoying pre-deer season - 9-3-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5990289 John F. Russell found this buck heading up a hill in a pasture just outside of town yesterday; the deer was feeding in a freshly cut field nearby. Wonder if he knows about deer season....? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dde30452-a6e3-4710-a24a-df61535fe3ab.jpg"> Thu, 3 Sep 2015 12:40:48 EST Another great sunset - 9-2-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989612 Lisa Schlichtman, editor of our local newspaper, got some great photos of last night's sunset from her yard! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6b88c1f8-a146-460a-8bca-f4d4337c3fd4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dce58092-9c78-447e-a166-e8ee2fdf14f3.jpg"> Wed, 2 Sep 2015 12:38:34 EST Mt. Werner rainbow - 9-1-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988835 Had a rainstorm just at sunset last night; as it cleared we had beautiful pink skies and a rainbow over Mt. Werner. Emel Singer got a good shot of both. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/75866fcc-a232-40f9-9356-23ad536997a8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> George Ackerman III was able to get BOTH ends of the rainbow and a perspective on the pink-hued sky. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c03b67d6-e236-4289-a3af-ff8a2b41a9bd.jpg"> Tue, 1 Sep 2015 12:45:05 EST Full moon over Rabbit Ears - 8-31-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988086 Had to share this photo that Ann Hogan got of the full moon rising over Rabbit Ears - looks like she was having a late-summer camping adventure! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e42d62e6-e967-4740-9fb9-1611cf97b90f.jpg"> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:21:28 EST Full moon over Thunderhead - 8-30-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987448 Joe Gerze caught this terrific photo of the full moon rising behind Thunderhead - the lodge at the top of the gondola on Mount Werner. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dc26ce73-b77c-4e4d-84e1-965c62dc8773.jpeg"> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:04:06 EST Bear at the pool - 8-29-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986857 So, at 6:00 am this morning, this Steamboat bear was deciding which pool lane to share. Wesley Park wisely figured he'd let the bear choose first... According to staff at the pool, the bear ultimately decided he needed swim lessons and inquired at the desk. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b26203e3-25a6-4548-a814-d8198380f653.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mind you, this is our hot springs pool in downtown Steamboat. I live up the hill behind the pool. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:56:46 EST Storm photos - 8-28-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986392 We had a BIG storm roll through last night - according to DH, the wall of clouds was similar to what you'd see in tornado country, although we weren't at risk of that. Johnny Spillane captured the storm rolling over Sleeping Giant. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9eef7e63-661c-4219-a53e-a1ac0da75f15.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mary Davies caught the same storm from a different perspective, and her timing was so good she actually captured one of the NUMEROUS lightening strike... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:53:51 EST Val d'Isere bears - 8-27-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5985741 Val d'Isere is a street just up the road from me, where Eric Leach found these bears making use of the steps into his yard! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d9d54c8-abc7-4119-a3fd-5b554d18396f.jpg"> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:43:32 EST Hummingbird moth - 8-26-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5985141 WOW. Jeff Hall was at the Yampa River Botanic Park when he spotted this hummingbird moth. He has great timing! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7add741d-6b70-4a39-9aa9-3278ae21b11f.jpg"> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:31:06 EST Waterfalls and wildflowers - 8-25-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984518 Jeff Hall was out in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness area when he ran across this little waterfall with wildflowers growing down the rocks. Looks like it will be a beautiful fall in the Rockies. (Can't believe I'm saying that in August, but summer is essentially OVER here!). <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6b3a8d82-6ce4-4331-af29-c0853d0b2ead.jpg"> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:35:58 EST Rabbit Ears, up close and personal - 8-24-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983765 Charity Curtis-Payne took the family on a hike up to the Rabbit Ears and got some GREAT shots. She had the wisdom to take a photo while they were still far enough away for perspective. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6734b05e-770d-43e7-988c-c3334ee0ffb9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And then she took a fabulous shot from just below, as you're getting ready for the final assault! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1c62bc03-8002-489e-bc3f-c4cdf078e296.jp... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:52:20 EST Duke vs. the Porcupine - 8-23-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983153 Steve Goldman got this photo of Duke, who encountered a Steamboat porcupine. The hazards of rural living! At least he doesn't look too upset.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8da1206e-5fb8-4b14-be4e-f6aa95a42ae8.jpg"> Sun, 23 Aug 2015 12:02:53 EST Evening on the Yampa - 8-22-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982636 Shara Cole was down on the Yampa River to catch this evening shot. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f23ae3de-0fbf-490b-b006-d94ca995698b.jpg"> Sat, 22 Aug 2015 12:24:17 EST Sunset through smoke haze - 8-21-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982094 Due to the fires in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, we've had a lot of haze in the air - not just in Steamboat Springs, but ALL across Colorado. Really noticed it yesterday during the 3 hour drive to Denver. The plus side is the stunning red it gives to our sunsets. Garrett Prechtl got a shot of an evening storm down our main street with the sunset in the background. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7beeda97-551e-4d4d-8296-fa2d36e2d3b3.jpg"> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:10:25 EST Moose in the yard - 8-20-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5981752 Anne Mayberry's home may become the official moose viewing site for Steamboat Springs! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/001319d0-e4b0-48c7-9d5c-04fd95957ea6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> She has an entire family hanging out in her yard. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a2b95083-24b2-4935-b223-aa1132af9da6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Anne said they're amazing to watch, but difficult for her dogs to have them so close to the house! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://phot... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:52:55 EST Rainbow at the bridge - 8-19-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5981185 This photo is almost surreal - a rainbow breaking through with a brilliant blue sky over the mountain in the background! This was taken at the bridge over the Yampa River in town, close to the Tree Haus neighborhood. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8213ae48-8e66-4a44-b20b-91e5004b6eaa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 23:06:44 EST Donkey - 8-18-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980225 Jeff Hall found this donkey, who almost seems to be saying “In the morning, I’m making waffles.” <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0ad7f849-c76c-4f7f-a7c6-d60b8c348447.jpg"> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:40:33 EST Routt County Fair - 8-17-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5979803 The Routt County Fair has been going on all this past week. Austin Colbert found North Routt's Josie Meyring, 9, getting some help pulling her cow into the pen during the junior livestock sale. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1da78660-011e-4f31-9977-9e483244cd34.jpg"> <BR> <BR> While Dawson Baucke gets a kiss from one the steers he's showing at the Fair (John F. Russell was there to capture the moment!). Baucke was showing his family’s livestock at a petting zo... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 19:57:50 EST Sunset on the river - 8-16-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978982 At a local restaurant last night Chris Lanham caught a beautiful sunset on the Yampa River. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4ac0aadd-d5a8-4e42-996b-0047b4dce67c.jpg"> Sun, 16 Aug 2015 14:03:52 EST Daily fox fix - 8-15-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978652 Trudy Wells has been keeping track of this fox - every day it shows up outside her patio to relax in the late summer sun. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/01cf6b39-2783-4f10-88c3-3d4caf720f2d.jpg"> Sat, 15 Aug 2015 23:12:30 EST Napping in the sunshine - 8-14-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977855 It's a great time of year for napping in the sunshine, even if you're a moose! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f6f764d5-74da-4377-8561-4e883665c7c8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Carol Tuchschmidt caught this moose cow with her twins relaxing in the sunshine! Fri, 14 Aug 2015 12:30:57 EST Chipmunk - 8-13-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977238 While up on Mt. Werner G. Fredric Reynolds found a true sign of fall - a chipmunk gathering food! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6fc6c0a-24ae-41eb-b402-9a4e5e9943c3.jpg"> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 11:38:57 EST Lemonade Stand - 8-12-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5976680 Amy Piva found this lemonade stand down on Pine Street. It's always good to have at least ONE loyal customer! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1846b84d-aad1-4c29-a9aa-758b3a394cc5.jpg"> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:42:34 EST Wildflowers at Dumont Lake - 8-11-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5975985 Gail Hanley got some beautiful shots of the wildflowers at Dumont Lake, at the top of Rabbit Ears Pass! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/32f203b9-833e-4d65-8b78-d97059a090e2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The wildflowers have to go like gangbusters - summer is short here. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3a39b5f-9fb4-46a1-8e26-5d2c880f2b06.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The bees do their part to make it happen! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:50:15 EST