Yes it's brown here - very brown because it's so very dry. Many fires are burning in the West and in Colorado. There was a 300 acre fire just over the hill day before yesterday and this morning there is little haze and no smell of fire from anywhere. It will reach 100+ again today. Most plants are done with their life cycle.
The pictures today are illustrative more than anything else.
There are a lot of bull snakes around.
This is Greenhorn Mountain.
There may be a green tint to things but it's deceiving. Just like what Stretch is attempting here. Click on the picture a couple times and take a look. She had already hammered a young one and momma came very close but I scared it away before - well you know.
It's not that bad really. This guy might come close to six feet long. He's just around and see it in the evenings. He gets free reign because remember -bull snakes kill rattle snakes. I have not seen one of those this year and that is fine by me.