Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Drought

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Drought – Colorado isn’t very colorful is it?  This is a part of Colorado most people never see, the eastern flat and dry side of the state.  Just grass and ranches.  The only green things are cactus and yucca.  Do you see the tumble weeds on the […]

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Texas Bluebonnets

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Texas Bluebonnets – These are Texas Bluebonnets but you probably already know that.  People talk about them a lot. I like them too.  They only grow in Texas just like this but they are a lupine which grows everywhere, just different kinds.  Colorado has mountain lupines and […]

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Whitetail Deer

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Whitetail Deer – Here are some deer on my Papa’s ranch in West Texas.  They are called Whitetails.  It is springtime so they don’t have antlers anymore and the does are pretty fat and ready to have their fawns. Can you spot the bucks and the one […]

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Crawdads

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Crawdads – Here are some crawdads I found in the river.  They have great camouflage, don’t they?  I found these in the Purgatoire river here in Colorado, but they live pretty much everywhere. I’ve spent a good part of my life hunting for crawdads in creeks and […]

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Cottonwood buds

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Cottonwood buds – This is what cottonwood leaves look like right now, in April.  They are all hidden in these buds.  When the right temperature hits the tree, the leaves know it’s safe to open up for another year.

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Cottonwood leaves

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Cottonwood leaves – Here is a cottonwood leaf.  I love these leaves.  They make a heart shape.  They are beautiful.  They are my favorite trees. Cottonwoods grow in the canyons and creek beds around Colorado.  They can only grow on good consistent water.  Sitting under them you […]

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