Springtime in the Rockies!

Uncategorised • 11th Jun, 15 • 0

 

What a beautiful morning in our Rocky Mountain paradise. As I sit drinking my first cup of coffee I watch our guests as they also enjoy a steaming drink outside at the patio table in front of their room. I can see and almost feel their excitement as they sit together and plan their day.

 

Visitors to Estes in the spring are sometimes surprised by the variety of weather types they may encounter on any given day. They say around here "If you don't the weather, just wait five minutes and it will change." Well, that's exactly the kind of week we have had lately. Yesterday it was 55 degrees and sunny without a cloud in the sky. The snow covered peaks reflected a brilliance that looked like diamonds in the slopes. I saw a herd of bull elk probably 20 strong that were venturing out onto the ice covered lake and I knew it would still be a while until we saw it thaw completely. As I was watching them, a glorious bald eagle landed near a whole in the ice and then left the ground holding something almost as big as he was. I assume it was a trout that had been frozen in the ice and only recently thawed enough to be taken. I see this eagle or his mate most mornings and know this is their winter home. I'm always glad when I see visitors share his guest appearance. If I ever am tempted to take for granted the awesomeness of where I live, I have only to share these wildlife experiences with these lucky travelers. I wonder to myself if this is there first live sighting of a wild eagle....or even their first elk encounter. 




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