Bear Country

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Before heading back to Texas we stopped in Grand Junction, Colorado to pick tomatoes and buy fruit and vegetables.  Because of the Labor Day weekend there were few available RV spaces.  We ended up finding a space at Island Acres … Continue reading

Giants of the Forest – The Redwoods

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After leaving Crater Lake we made our way to the Northern California coast to see the Redwoods.  We found a lovely camp site on the beach in Crescent City, Ca.  The temperatures were in the low 60′s during the day and … Continue reading

The Bluest of Blues – Crater Lake

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Our summer travels took us to Crater Lake National Park in south-central Oregon.  No  picture can fully depict the beauty of this park, it must be experienced.  The trip to the park, the tour of the rim, hiking the many trails, and … Continue reading

Hiking Dinosaur National Monument

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Dinosaur National Monument along the northwest border of Colorado is one of America’s best kept secrets.  If you like beautiful views, wildlife, being in a remote area, and seeing the brightest stars ever, this is the place.  You can drive from … Continue reading

Nine Mile Canyon

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A good Colorado friend first told us about Nine Mile Canyon in Utah.  The canyon is often called the “worlds largest art gallery”.  Throughout the canyon are hundreds of Fremont and Ute Indian rock art panels, both pictographs (painted) and … Continue reading

Community Bath

With a dry winter and spring the birds have made the most of our two birdbaths.  During the winter months the Cedar Waxwings and Robins were the most frequent visitors.  At times there would be between 15-20 Cedar Waxwings on the birdbath.

Cedar Waxwings

                                                         Cedar Waxwings

Angry Birds

                                                       Angry Birds

Cedar Waxwings and a Robin

                                        Cedar Waxwings and a Robin

Spring arrived but the rains failed to fall.  The nesting birds soon found the birdbaths  and visited often.   Stubby, our cat,  sleeping on the porch didn’t seem to worry the bathers.  Watching the bathers during meal time became our regular routine.

Painted Bunting (male)

                                                Painted Bunting (male)

Painted Bunting (male)

                                                 Painted Bunting (male)

A very wet Painted Bunting

                                              A very wet Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting (female)

                                              Painted Bunting (female)

Painted Bunting (female)

                                              Painted Bunting (female)

Painted Bunting (female)

                                                 Painted Bunting (female)

Unknown female testing the water

                                     Unknown female testing the water

Summer Tanager (male)

                                                  Summer Tanager (male)

Summer Tanager (male)

                                                         Summer Tanager (male)

Summer Tanager

                                                         Summer Tanager

You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird . . . So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing – that’s what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Richard P. Feynman