Sunday, June 27, 2010

06_05_2010 A morning at Pawnee National Grasslands

In stark contrast to central and western Colorado, the Pawnee National Grasslands in the northeast part of the state offer thousands of acres of rolling grasslands and few people, but lots of birds and critters! We spent a morning here in early June and saw some fun stuff; Burrowing Owl, Swainson's Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Lark Bunting, Antelope, Meadowlark, Horned Lark, Western Kingbird and Loggerhead Shrike. Enjoy!

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Friday, June 25, 2010

06_2010 A few more springtime in Boulder pics...

What's to say? Just more beautiful photos of Spring in Boulder. Enjoy.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

05_2010 Spring Time in Boulder

Spring time finally arrived in Boulder a month or so ago. We have been spending some time outdoors enjoying it. Though it's been a really wet spring, there haven't been many flowers.

Nonetheless, Dave found some and got some nice photos of them with some Iconic Boulder backdrops. Nice stuff!

I admit however, that I like the birds the best! Check out some of these gorgeous birds he was able to photograph. The first one shown is the Yellow-Breasted Chat. These are some seriously silly birds who "hide in bushes making weird noises."

The description is perfect! Boulder wouldn't be the same without a healthy dose of Spotted Towhees singing from treetops.

Also shown is the Lark Sparrow. This cute guy was found near Eldorado Springs (South Mesa Trail head).

Also in abundance are the Bullock's Orioles. These birds are very fun to watch. They are fussy!

House Wrens seem to be in abundance this year. In fact, we have some nesting in the nest box on our front porch. They may be a bit plain to look at, but their song makes up for that. I find them adorable.

Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers are around in big numbers too. Dave got a nice photo of this male (note the black eyebrow).

We've seen several Western Tanagers as well. Check out this one with the bug in his mouth! (Or bug leg may be all that remains). These birds are always a treat. They are so beautiful.

Lots of others too - Lazuli buntings, Cedar Waxwings, Hummingbirds galore! Enough of my yapping. Enjoy the pretty Spring time in Boulder!

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

06_09_2010 Spring Beauty

Here are two images that Dave captured with the point & shoot at work the other day. Check out this adorable family of Canada Geese! Just wanted to share in the hopes it brings a smile to your face too. :)

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06_09_2010 Bathroom remodel done! (almost)

Finally (with one pesky exception), the bathroom remodel is complete! Thought I'd show some before and after photos as this remodel is really spectacular.

Before showing the 'after photos' I've posted the 'before' photos. It's funny to look at the before photos - it's hard to remember when it ever looked like that. Now I recall that awful wasteful never-stops-running toilet. Don't miss him! So much about the old bathroom not to miss. The new one is better than we imagined:

Not only is there far more light in the bathroom (thanks to the awesome skylight), there is a lot more storage (hurray for new cabinets), more peaceful colors (ugly brown door is gone), and the floor is heated (amazing).

We really love it.


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