She and that John Boy went riding in the mountains looking for that perfect picture of a moose with the perfect back drop of fall leaves.
Now I dont understand why My Vickie would go anywhere without me, especially somewhere where she would be in danger of getting between a boy moose and his girl friend.
I mean does she really think that that John boy person could protect her like I could. Well.....I was worried sick all day.
She didn't get home till really late and she was on cloud nine. So I'll just let her explain the pictures since, I could care LESS.
OK My Vickie....its all yours.
I wanted to thank everyone for thier suggestions of the bowl of rice for the submerged camera. As you can see, it worked pretty well. There are some things on the camera that arent working, like the zoom kind of does what it wants but I can still work the manual and the auto.
So with some hit and misses, I took it up with us on our last fall trip of the year. (I mean, we can hope it all lasts a lot longer but they say another cold spell is coming)
So if ya have the time, here are a ton of pictures from my favorite fall day of the year.
The Aspen were turning into deep yellows that we couldn't catch properly on the lens. The way the light of the sun hit them changed them from moment to moment. It was breath taking.
Many of our aspen families were also sending out scores of orange and reds. They were almost as red as our Maples.
Then of course was the most exciting part of our day and that was when we came across "The Brothers" who still hang together. The guy on the right is one year younger than his brother. Also in the trees was their mother and their youngest brother. It amazes me that the four of them are still together during the mating season but it is a pretty tightly knit family.
Big and oldes brother.
Our favorit canyon. It was as gold as can be. With some red in the far distance.
Love the berries
While riding we found a promising mountain side so we took off on foot again to see if we could spot anything. It was very exciting to find a couple I had never seen before. He has antlers almost like an elks. I also noticed he had an eye infection. I hope he will be ok. If you look close you can see how swollen it is right below the eye socket. ( I wish I could have taken him to the vet, but I guess that is just not a possiblity) Duhhhhh
We followd them through the forest for a bit until they came out on a dirt road. By then, they had had enought of us and the bull gave John a stomping warning. That is all I needed to call it a day.
I figure it is time to fess up about my camping trips. If you look real hard, there is a little trailer right behind John. Yep, I camp by sleeping on a bed and behind closed doors.
Isn't it beautiful. Everywhere we went.
Also, I kept thinking of you Whisppy whenever I looked into the incredibly blue sky cause you remind me of Whispy clouds dancing across the sky.
BAck to the little brother from this morning.
Big brother with a beautiful fall backdrop. He was very tolerant of John and I. The lighting was perfect and again, it was "A Perfect" day.
John is either braver than me, or just plane crazy.
Here is the momma to the three brothers. She has let her boys stay with her for a long time. Most moose make their kids move on after a year, but she has allowed them to stay with her.
What a good momma
More incredible color
A crazy ride up Left Hand Canyon where the Ghost trees are.
It is hard to get a good picture of the Ghost trees, but we got a few.
They are acutally the Maple trees after they loose their leaves. The ghostly white part is the seeds that settel in winter.
So I'll leave you with the site of a few ghost trees on a hillside. Thanks for sticking it out with me. I know there are a lot of pictures, but I just couldn't choose one over the other.
Have a nice week everyone.
Bert's My Vickie