Sunday, December 23, 2012

At 9700 Feet

Remember a few weeks ago when
My Vickie and I hiked up to see
a waterfall above her old house?
Well, we only went a little
ways up that canyon.
John and Trigger went from
4260 feet elevation to 9768 feet
in an effort to get the following pictures
We hope you enjoy them
Although John will let My Vickie
come along when he is photographing
Moose, he does not allow her
to come along for the Mountain Goats.
To get photos like these
you have to be very patient.
You have to sit, sometimes for
hours, not moving, not talking....
And My Vickie
Well, she just cant do either
Besides the fact that you have
to hike straight up the cliffs.
My Vickie just slows him down.
John and Trigger are like
Mountain Goats.
They scale those cliffs
like they had four hooves
and incredible balance.
Luckily it was a beautiful Day
with blue sky's, at least
where they were.
The Bald Eagles have come
to our area for the winter
and they spend the nights
up high in the mountain
with the Mountain Goats
after fishing all day in the lake.
Many of you ask what kind of
camera John uses and if it has
a super strength zoom lens on it.
Nope, on these trips he wants
a small light weight camera such as a
Cool pix Nikon
Like most of the rest of you
we are expecting a huge snowstorm
to hit for Christmas Eve
And we want to finish
today's post with a wish
of Safety for all of our friends
out there in blogville
who will be traveling
through the Holidays.
Bert, Allred and My Vickie


rottrover said...

Absolutely stunning photographs! Thank you for sharing them :-)

Millie and Walter said...

I'm sitting here with my mouth open because all those pictures are amazing! I can't believe he takes those with a small point and shoot.


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OH MY GOSH !!! These pictures are astoundingly GORGEOUS.

We know we all got our Christmas Miracle.. with the return of Allred, however we HOPE that Santa Paws will still have a little somethingy fur all of you.

MERRY CHRISTMAS Bert Allred, and Miss Vickie

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Dose fotos is beOOtiful!
Merry Christmas to all of you!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max


Pawsome pictures. Have a safe and blessed Essexmas.

Essex & Sherman

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

The photos are truly amazing and lovely!! I hope you all are doing well, and are all ready Santa!

(⁀‵⁀,) ✫✫✫
.•°*”˜˜”*°•.✫✫✫ MERRY CHRISTMAS! Thank-you for your friendship that I look forward to continuing in 2013.

GOOSE said...

Wonderful photos. Tell ya what me and MOM would love to hike you there with you. Can't promise I can sit still for hours, but it would be fun anyway.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Gorgeous photos. There would be NO WAY we could get shots like that...SHE has a fear of heights.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Sue and Doug said...

amazing photos today! Thanks for sharing Bert!!

Unknown said...

Stunning Photos!
The Goats are spectacular!
Nellie's Mom

Ziggy Stardust said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Loveys Sasha

jet said...

such pretty goats!!!! we shall think of you and your snowstorm in our heatwave ;)

georgia little pea said...

Gorgeous pictures. And what a long way down. I get vertigo just looking at that view. Thank you John and Trigger!

Happy Christmas to you Bert and to Vickie. Have a great one! Big hug X

OMG! Did I forget AllRed? Sorry lovey!

Cotton said...

WOW those photos are amazing!!!

A Day In The Life Of A Goose said...

Your friend is an incredible photographer Bert! Those goats are absolutely gorgeous, look at their cool coats!! Thanks for sharing!!

Molly the Airedale said...

What fantastic photos!
Merry Christmas to all of you!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Dexter said...

Those goats are something else. Thank you for sharing the photos. Have a safe and wonderful holiday.


Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Those goats are PAWSOME!!

Hope you have a merry Christmas, see you after the big day!

Moth said...

Amazing photos!! Have a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for 2013 from Magic & family xx

Jill said...

Wow!!! So beautiful!!! Mountain goats have always made me nervous...I don't see how they can be so confident and sure footed on the cliffs. Fantastic shots!! Merry Christmas from us.

Murphy said...

Wow, great photos!! Where were they taken? Are they on the Ben Lomond trail?

Merry Christmas Friends!

Murphy & Stanley

Pee Ess - Stay Calm & Bark On

trigger said...

Yup! I just love going up there with my John. Sometimes we stay for hours. What a great escape!

The Black and Tans. said...

We wish you and your family a very happy Christmas. Hope Santa brings you lots of treats.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Anonymous said...

Those pics are wonderful! Happy Christmas my friends! woo woo woo!

Scooter said...

Hey Bert!
Wow, and OMD, those are such beautiful pix! Those are very majestic animals and my pack is going squeeeeee to see them. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Furiend

The Army of Four said...

Bert, those photos are amazingly beautiful - each and every one of them! We're a bit partial to the eagle shot, but they're all just gorgeous!
Merry Christmas to you and Allred and to your Vickie!

Val said...

These shots are AMAZING. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Such breathtaking photos! Well worth the hours of not moving, not talking.

Leslie said...

Wow, those pictures are AMAZing!

Happy Christmas, Bert, to you and your Miss Vickie! And to lovely Allred, too! :)

Bassetmomma said...

Just stopping by to wish you all a very Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Basset Momma, Freddie & Gloria

Teddy said...

John's patience paid off big time! Beautiful photos! We saw mountain goats like this on my trip, plus some yaks.We were way high. But now we're in Delhi and it's flat. We hope you have a very happy Christmas. I know you are glad Allred is back. What a blessing!

NanaNor's said...

Dear Bert, Miss Vickie and Allred, I love these photos; we have mountain goats in Estes but I don't think they are white. We also have eagles that winter here. That storm will hit you first, so stay warm and dry inside. From our home to yours, Christmas Blessings.
xxxoooNoreen & Hunter

The Daily Pip said...

What an absolutely beautiful post! Thank you so much for your well wishes and prayers for my health. I am feeling better. The new medicine is definitely helping with my cough and breathing troubles. I'm just grateful to have more time with my family and will make the most of every moment.

Merry Christmas!

Your pal, Pip

Tama-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

Wow! Amazing photos! Have a wonderful Christmas, TOGETHER!!!

Woofs, Purrs, Neighs and Hugs,
Tommy, The Chans, The Vs and #1

trigger said...

Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas Bert. Thanks for being such a cool dog! Trigger

Ryker said...

John takes amazing photographs!!!!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

K9 Katastrophie said...

Merry Christmas Bert! What neato shots! Stay warm!


Anonymous said...

be safe and warm. A very Merry Christmas to all of you!

Suka said...

Dear Bert,

Stunning photographs! Magnificent animals and such beauty all around. Speaking of beauty, your Christmas header is so festive and such fun!

Wanted to stop by to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas filled with much love, happiness, and good cheer! You are a good friend and we always enjoy stopping by to see what you , Allred, and all your lovely friends are up too.

May the spirit of Christmas bless you and yours throughout the year.


FurAngel Suka and K

sprinkles said...

These pix are amazing!

Merry Christmas from me and the chi's.

Anonymous said...

What amazing photos! Thank you for sharing them!

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas! :D

Waggin at ya,

2browndawgs said...

Beautiful pictures! Merry Christmas to you~

klahanie said...

Oh my. Awesome, incredible photos and I almost felt like I was there.

I was thinking of typing something totally silly like "you've goat to be kidding", however, I thought better of it.

Do so hope that all of you had a peaceful, positive Christmas Day.

Gary the human and yes indeed, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

Unknown said...

I like goats! :) Merry Christmas.

KB said...

Those are amazing photos! Your friend John does an incredible job of getting close to the mountain goats. Is "Trigger" a dog?

I've only seen mountain goats a few times, and never in such a scenic setting. One time, we woke up in camp and there were about 8 grazing all around our van. The dogs didn't notice them for a long time so we could watch and watch and watch...

Collie222 said...

Beautiful Pictures! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Unknown said...

Hi Y'all!

I really, really enjoyed your pictures! They are truly beautiful...a great reminder of the important things in life.

I'm sure y'all enjoyed a very blessed Christmas.

Don't know how long my computer will behave, so let me take advantage of this moment to also wish you a very safe and happy New Year.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Unknown said...

What stunning pictures, they're beautiful!!
Milo :)