This year the spring rains have been generous and brought an abundance of Wild Iris to the high arid grasslands of Northern Colorado. Will the wet summer continue or will things dry out. Only time will tell.
A Say’s Phoebe sat in the distance, perhaps too far for a nice trip photo, but something about the scene exuded softness. The bird, the background seemed to become one and sometimes soft is A-OK.
A conversation with a Great Horned Owl is a pleasant way to start the morning.
An Osprey sits holding onto a, well, not so attractive, rock as the wind blows through their hair ( feathers of course).
A Savannah Sparrow looking a bit like an extension of the thorny shrub upon which they had perched.
These guys seem to be buddies. In fact, more often than not, I see the Pelicans hanging with the cormorants on this island while kayaking at oxbow bend in Teton National Park.
And around again.
So it goes.
Ah, So it goes.
A male Cinnamon Teal swims by looking ahead while we quietly sit and enjoy the view. Those days spent photographing wildlife, just sitting letting things swim, fly or walk by are some of our favorites.
Observing and being observed yet each going about their own business so to speak.
Quiet days in noisy times make for respite we all need.
Wishing you a wonderful and quiet weekend.