On this blogger site one can click on all pictures except for the header two times each time making them larger which is a feature I like because it gives you the ability to really look very close at all kinds of things not readily seen.

Friday, March 25, 2011

What Hungry Elk Do

They eat whatever they can and in this case it is the bark off of trees. Elk have never wintered in this area since I've been here. Let's just say it's a long time. We know there's one for sure that did not make it. There is a lot of tree damage like this. It was a long tough winter for everyone and it's not done yet. These animals get to do pretty much whatever they want and that's as it should be. In addition they are on their own as well.









 That's over 30" or more you see here and it's snowing hard right now. The sun will not be seen for several days either. It hasn't been seen that much period. 384 total on the mountain in the back round with 118' sno-pack which is the most I can remember. This run off could be real serious if conditions come together. The picture above was taken Jan 6th and they left the area about two weeks later. The others were taken today.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Spiders But Just Pictures

We take pictures of everything. Spiders don't bother me much and at the very bottom is a feisty one for sure. This particular one is a wolf spider and have to admit a bit of eeee when I saw this I did not know what this was at first and flicked it or something and immediately realized  it was the "mother load" as at least twice as many babies jumped off as what are being carried. This thing was huge. Remember about clicking on the picture to make them bigger.


Not the best picture but like the color.
As with this one. Talk about matching colors with these two. The yellow one was brought in to me ans was of course released. Green and a yellow spider. That's cool!

I don't know the name of this one but I'll say it's a type of horn spider. Reminds me of those huge barn spiders back in the mid west  but different and not quite as big. They just keep to themselves and not seen anywhere else except for in the windows downstairs and not up where it's brighter.




Then there is this fellow. He's a jumper and a aggressive defender/fighter. These are a "jumping " spider which there are many of. The short video shows what I mean but you have to watch closely as these guys are quick.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bones From Yesterday 6/18/09

There are a lot of posts over at OTC and by no means are they all political. There are enough that you don't always remember what you've done. Rummaging around OTC looking for other things you run across things such as this post originally done on 6/18/09. It's good enough to be here and here it's not always the best that gets posted.

What I like about this is the flower pictures. I look at these and just keep looking. Again when clicked on these get bigger just once and that size is huge.

Yea even an old dog gets a bone now and then. I do not fancy myself a photographer or a movie maker of any sorts. I enjoy it a bunch trying to take pictures that are interesting to me and videos that are different as well something not seen else where. It's just fun.

All this stuff was done yesterday in one area. Click on the flower pictures as the clarity is amazing.

I must have columbine myelitis as I do not tire of these flowers and enjoy seeing them in places like this so that is the reason for the video.



This creek is still roaring from runoff. The reason for this video is the intensity of the water and the fact most of the trees are gone having been removed because of beetle kill. Last year the houses would not have been able to be seen. I like the one at the very end.

On a sad note last Saturday a women lost her life in this creek above here. Also on the same day in Wyoming another local lost his life as well in fast and dangerous water in a canoe.



This because you'll not see this anywhere else.



Click on these and take a good look and maybe try one for a screen saver for a day or so. The centaurea/mountain bluet in the first picture have been battered by rain and some hail. This is my favorite color of blue.





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