Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Elk Meadow, Colorado

Elk Meadow, Colorado

Located just down the road from our home in Evergreen, Elk Meadow is a vibrant grassland teeming with wildlife. This foothills life zone supports a wide variety of species such as the mule deer, Abert’s squirrel, coyote and of course Rocky Mountain elk.

Laced with a few looping trails, the open space offers unsurpassed beauty from every angle. Through art, photography and writing, I’ve logged several years documenting my impressions of this diverse landscape in all kinds of weather.

My favorite time in the park is during a spring storm when gray clouds blend heaven and earth as blue mountains dissolve into the atmosphere. When caught in heavy rain don’t worry, ponderosa pine will provide shelter but when out in the open, beware of lightning.

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  1. I once visited a friend in Colorado and she took me up some mountain for a hike. What particularly fascinated me was passing a meadow where elk were grazing. A wonderful sight.

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    1. The elk are such impressive creatures. Fortunately, they are a common sight in this mountain meadow.

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  2. Elk are impressive creatures. During my first drive through the forest south of Happy Camp, CA, a herd of elk suddenly converged around my car as they crossed the road. I love when things like that happen. You live in a beautiful place.

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    1. Thanks, I've also been involved in an "Elk Jam" before. We have to be very careful driving around up here especially after dark.

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  3. Love this shot of the elk Dan. I have some nice shots from Idaho and Oregon I've taken and there is a place here in Kentucky that I want to do a photo shoot at as well. Can't wait to see what F brings us!

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    1. Thanks, they are very common here but I didn't realize there were elk in Kentucky.

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