Monday, May 30, 2016

May 30, 2016 - Part 6

This little stream on the Parkway was our last stop of the day.

I love the next four pictures because they're like a little video of the water splashing over the rocks.

The End.

May 30, 2016 - Part 5

Jed also climbed a tree while I was stamping up in our logbook.
It made me a little dizzy to take these pictures.  

May 30, 2016 - Part 4

A scenic spot along the Parkway.

This was our next letterbox destination.

Beautiful aspen trees.

Jed brought me this little pine bough while I was stamping up in our letterbox logbook.
I've never seen a pine tree that blooms, and I haven't been able to identify it yet.
Any ideas?

May 30, 2016 - Part 3

Our next stop was at a picnic and campground area on the Parkway.  
Tracy was not expecting to be up to his hips in snow today!  :)

Jed tried to help his dad out of the quagmire but he ended up sinking in it himself.

 Jed's not falling for that again.  haha

May 30, 2016 - Part 2

After finding the first box, we got on the Mt Evans Parkway and drove for miles, 
passing such beautiful scenes as these.  
I took the next few pictures from the moving car, 
so I was delighted that they turned out as well as they did.

This picture and the next two were taken through the windshield, which I try to avoid because of glare,
but the amount of snow on the left side of the road was such a surprise I forgot all about glare.  :)

May 30, 2016 - Part 1

We went letterboxing again today, back in the same general area as the glacier trip last weekend.  
We started out at the Clear Creek County Open Space in Evergreen, which was rocky and beautiful.

Playing with the focus again.  :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016 - Part 3

Some of the natural beauty on the Mines campus and around town.

Clear Creek from the wooded side.

A magpie in a tree on campus...we love these birds!

May 25, 2016 - Part 2

The views from the campus are astounding.
We can see the M (for Miners), located on Lookout Mountain, from Jed's bedroom window.
It's lit every night and is like a nightlight for him.  :)

Looking down the front range towards the Flat Irons in Boulder.

One of the ridges of South Table Mountain.

We pass this church building often...I've been wanting to take a closer look every time we pass it.

The Armory building across the street from the church building is so impressive.  
I wish I could get a better picture of it, 
but there doesn't seem to be a good vantage point to show off its castle-like appearance.

Plus those annoying cars were in the way.  :)

Back to our street...our white railing is mostly hidden behind the dark green pine tree near the truck.