On Holiday……….

Family of Four and then some

Family of Four and then some

Sometimes I dedicate posts to friends so I just want you to know that this one is for Deb, who was visiting from Saskatchewan this past week.
[So, Deb………….enjoy this post.]

We spent a couple of days up in Estes Park and although we didn’t pay the $20 entry fee to go into Rocky Mt. National Park, we did get to see a fair amount of wildlife, anyway. The group above just happened to taking in some sun in a neighborhood when we happened by on a side road to our condo by Fall River.
While I didn’t take a whole lot of arty shots, I did manage to take a few. But one of the great shots I like from our weekend is this one. We were walking down the main drag when we came across this fellow, who was, as you can tell, pretty damn cute. Right after I took this picture, I leaned into him and he licked my nose…something a bit unexpected considering we had never met.

Buddy

Buddy

I did manage a few arty shots, of course.

Making their Getaway

Making their Getaway

Scent

Scent

Chapel of the Hills

Chapel of the Hills

Back from the mountains for a few days, we went to the Botanic Gardens so she could get some ideas for her garden in SK. You know from reading my posts that I am pretty content when I am there and this trip was no different. And, of course, I steered her towards those parts of the Gardens that either I have worked in through the years or are, simply, favorites. The Conservatory, the domed building where all of the tropicals are housed, had these to provide:

Tropical Temptation

Tropical Temptation

Datura Landing Party

Datura Landing Party

And outside, Spring in full swing, provided these:

Tree Peony Blossom

Tree Peony Blossom

In a Sea of Pansies

In a Sea of Pansies

Poppy Mallow

Poppy Mallow

Goose and Fountain 2

Goose and Fountain 2

Ready for Takeoff

Ready for Takeoff

Koi Arriving and Departing

Koi Arriving and Departing

But now, I’ll leave you with these.

The Athabasca Nebula

The Athabasca Nebula

Forested Radar Beacons

Forested Radar Beacons

Passageway

Passageway

And last but not least……

Nappin' Bud

Nappin' Bud

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One Response to “On Holiday……….”

  1. Staffan H Says:

    I love these shots. Great work!

    All my best,
    Staffan

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