Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Our Day in the Rocky Mountains

We spent a day in the Rocky Mountains, viewing the changing colors of Fall and elk watching.
These are the beautiful Colorado Aspens along the roadside as we drove along.
Near a meadow in Horseshoe Park where the elk herds were gathering and we could hear the elk bugling....an eerily beautiful sound.
We drove up a little dirt road and found this gorgeous bull elk with his herd of cows. He was guarding them very carefully against any other bull elk that may be lurking in the distance.
We had lunch by a small waterfall near Sprague Lake...
and this little bluejay hung around in case we dropped any tasty morsel.
More beautiful aspen up by Sprague Lake ...
We stopped by where we usually camp and my DH threw a few horseshoes ....(note the horseshoe in mid-air!)More Aspen .... More elk ....We ate supper at one of our favorite resturants in Estes Park, the Sundeck - drove through a loop in the park one last time -
and headed home with a lot of pictures and some wonderful memories!
A perfect Fall day in the beautiful Rocky Mountains! I hope your Fall is just as wonderful. And I thank the Lord for providing us with His wonderful creation to enjoy!

24 comments:

Jan Parrish said...

Sounds like a wonderful day, well spent.

bj said...

Oh, Ruthie...we lived in Colorado for awhile several years ago and the Rockies are so beautiful. How I miss seeing this lovely color change of the aspens...you are very blessed to be in such a beautiful spot on our God's sweet earth.
I just noticed that you and I are about the same age...I will be 71 on New Year's Eve...EVERYBODY celebrates MY birthday! haha...
Beautiful post...
love,bj

HOPE said...

Just found you from another blog...and had to stop by..

I have a daughter...RUTHIE!

Great photos and looked like a wonderful trip.

God bless..
HOPE

Monday through Sunday said...

What an absolutely fabulous day and what amazing photos!! You were right...I love them!!

tonya said...

I love the fall colors! You did a great job showing Estes Park, CO.

My grandparents were horse shoe players. I would go with them on tournaments in the Denver area when I was little. Great times.

Have a great day.

Natalie said...

What gorgeous creation, especially sharing it with the one you love! Our God is so wonderful.

Susie said...

Hi Ruthie,
What gorgeous scenery! We don't get the change of colors here, nor do we see moose! Thanks for sharing the beauty in your part of the world with us.
Great photos and a lovely post!
hugs))

Charlotte said...

This reminds me of a trip we took to the Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park when I was just 16 years old. I fell in love with the place. Thank you for the reminder. I didn't see any elk there however nor bluejays. We did have a picnic lunch there. I have pictures of that. Just my Mom, my Dad and me. I am an only child.

BP said...

Your pictures are always so beautiful! I want to go there someday. Those trees are just amazing pieces of God's creation.

Julie said...

wish I was there! I miss Colorado

Holly said...

Oooh! Those Aspens are so pretty! Thanks for sharing your trip with us, Rithie!

~ Hearts ~

a portland granny said...

What absolutely glorious pictures! Brings back lots of wonderful memories of your very beautiful spot in our U S of A!

Thanks for sharing them!

Robin said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! Wow! God did an amazing job creating our world and all living creatures! Great pictures!

nanatrish said...

These are the most beautiful pictures. It looks like you guys had so much fun. It really looks like fall there. We are just barely seeing a change in the leaves. I am so ready for the pretty colors.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Are you trying to make me jealous, girlfriend?? Well, I am!! I love the Rocky Mountains in the fall. I wish I could be there with you. Don't you love the serene feeling you get in the mountains?? I really do miss Colorado!! Thanks for sharing!!! Hugs, ~Terrie~

Robin Lambright said...

Looks to beautiful, loved the mountins, elk and beginning fall color. Thanks for the mini picture vacation.

Sassy Granny ... said...

One could imagine John Denver singing "Rocky Mountain High" in the background.

Truly lovely!

Kathleen

Technonana said...

Camping in the mountians!!! What could be better!!! Love the pictures!!! Never seen an elk up close and personal... would love to see the Rockie!!!

skoots1mom said...

that would have been a lot of fun...you're blessed to be able to enjoy it.
those elk look huge.
thanks for sharing

G.L.H. said...

What a beautiful day!

Thank you for including the photo of the blue jay--jays look a bit different here in Indiana--they are the same blue all over.

--Barbara

SweetAnnee said...

Oh Ruthie dear, what a wonderful day.. I love it there..ONCE I'm up the mountain.. I am afraid of heights and I don't like the drive up!!!

You look good.. the trees are lovely..fondly, Deena

judicreations said...

Ohhhh myyyyy beautiful pictures. You have a good camera and you must be a very good photographer and you've been someplace very special. Its lovely over there.
Enjoy
Judi

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

It's soooo beautiful there in Estes Park...breath taking how God created. It makes me warm inside, beautiful pictures Ruthie :)

Patsy said...

Loved your pictures--I love the fall as well and the beautiful leaves--- love colorado too- I have been able to go and see the beautiful aspen and other leaves just once--hope to get to go again someday.