Monday, October 24, 2005

Late October in the Mountains.

Last Flight

Winter is almost upon us and this weathered monarch searches wearily for any remaining nectar before embarking on its last flight.

Doe Eyes

Female mule deer are protected from hunters in this area so they show little fear of humans.  These little ladies gazed back at me with curious and trusting eyes. Sometimes I have a hard time resisting the urge to reach out and pet them.

Fog Bank Rolling In

As a picture of a mountain this would surely be considered to be mediocre.  But this is not a picture of a mountain.  It is a picture of bone chilling cold.  I sat there in the early morning light watching the fog pushing back the sun.  Not only could you feel the cold setting in, you could actually see it.  Within moments the fog completely encircled the ridge I was sitting on. The temperature plunged drastically and then, just as swiftly and silently as it rolled in, the fog moved on.


madcobug said...

Great pictures, thanks for sharing. Helen

mariebm56 said...

I like the top one the best, but all are great~

jlocorriere05 said...

Beautiful, I came face to face with mule deer at the Grand Canyon. They showed no fear at all. Jeannette.

astaryth said...

Loving the butterfly pic!

deslily said...

Fantastic Foto's!  It generally is the "little things in life that count"..

rjet33 said...

That is one thing I remember most about Colorado, is how drastically the weather could change in a matter of minutes, especially in our around the mountains!!!!!
Great photos, Jody!


sunflowerkat321 said...

The picture of the cold is wonderful...

Congratulations on your nomination!!  You deserve it!

hestiahomeschool said...

These are stunning....

paisleyskys said...

Your photos are so good.....
What kind of camera are you using?
I was born in Colorado, Denver.
Been back many times...such a beautiful state.
Put a Smile on your face and a song in your heart.

Wishing you health, happiness and laughter.