Pikes Peak in 2006. The snow is slowly melting and rumor has it there won't be any new snowfall for a few weeks. The one thing I miss about my old house is the view I used to have of the snow blowing off the top of the Peak on windy days. Now I come to the Ponds to enjoy the view, but I don't mind in the least bit.
A nesting box stands vacant in the half frozen water, but the Canada geese have already returned and hopefully by late spring there will be a new generation of geese in the ponds.
A sleepy cottontail kept me company when I went for an early morning stroll at the Bluestem trail. It has already gotten its nice warm winter coat on but it seemed to be enjoying the warmth of the morning sun. It wasn't the least bit shy, and even hopped a little closer to investigate the sounds made by my camera.