While visiting family and attending a wedding down in Florida, we took an opportunity to check out the Clearwater, FL Rehabilitation Aquarium.
Completely unbeknownst to us, was that this aquarium was the permanent home of the now famous, Winter the Tailless dolphin.
Winter is the star of the newly released movie entitled Dolphin Tail, a [...]
We took a trip up to Wisconsin Dells earlier this year, while there was still a good amount of snow on the ground. It was a fun trip, even though much of the water parks were closed down for the winter.
We stayed up at Christmas Mountain, a Bluegreen resort, and were able to do [...]
Elk, Elk and more elk. If you have never seen one of these magnificent animals, go visit Estes Park, Colorado on your next vacation. Elk are everywhere, along the road, in yards and even beside your hot tub.
This summer we stayed at Evergreen Cabins on Falls River, just [...]
The Royal West Indies Resort in Providenciales is the place to stay. It’s well maintained, very clean, has great staff and restaurants and is right on Grace Bay Beach (photo on the right). Walking the beach was quite pleasant! The sand never gets hot and the water feels cool, sun is brightly shining with clear [...]
Castilleja, commonly known as Indian paintbrush or Prairie-fire, is a genus of about 200 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants. Their range includes the west of the Americas from Alaska south to the Andes, northern Asia, and one species as far west as the Kola Peninsula in Europe. The generic name honors Spanish botanist Domingo Castillejo.
This particular photo is of the species Castilleja miniata, found quite commonly in Colorado.
The flowers of Indian paintbrush [...]
The least chipmunk (Neotamias minimus) is the smallest chipmunk in North America. It is also the most widespread species of chipmunk in North America occurring across north-central and western United States and from British Columbia and southern Yukon to western Quebec in Canada. The species is found in a variety of habitats including mixed deciduous and coniferous forests, boreal forest, and sagebrush plains.
These animals [...]
Aquilegia caerulea (commonly known as the Colorado Blue Columbine) is a species of flower native to the Rocky Mountains from Montana south to New Mexico and west to Idaho and Arizona. It is the state flower of Colorado.
It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 20–60 cm tall. The flowers are quite variable in color, from pale blue [...]
The summer solstice has come and gone, and yet there are still some little ones showing up around here in Denver. The heat is starting to get more intense, but I think the warmth is a welcome change for all of the little creatures who live here in Colorado.
I followed these guys here around [...]
It was a fantastic trip, that went from driving through a snowstorm in the Dixie National Forest, to watching hummingbirds and mule [...]