Beaver Creek is an arid ranching community in southern Colorado. Several of my friends live there and yesterday one of them hosted an open house for his business. We took our recreational vehicles to play around with, but I spent most of my time just walking around. This is what my friends get to look at every evening at sunset.
Hummingbirds in the desert? I never would have believed it. This little guy and dozens of his friends frequent my friend's deck. It obivously takes a little practice to photograph these birds and 90% of my shots were either blurry or totally devoid of the subject itself. I do, however, have many pictures of the twilight sky.
I have no idea what kind of flower this it, other than to say that it is pretty! It bloomed abundantly among the cactus and pinons.
This is what I have always referred to as a Black Eyed Susan, but my husband calls it a sunflower. It was a welcomed splash of color there in the dry brush and tumbleweeds. I am ashamed to admit when I first arrived in Colorado almost 12 years ago, in early fall, I though the dryness of the desert was ugly. It took me 2 years to discover the hidden beauty here among the mountains. I don't think I could be happy anywhere else now.