“Of all afflictions, the worst is self-contempt.” – Berthold Auerbach

Monday, June 13, 2005

Great Cabin Visit

We spent last week at the cabin in SCP. We were going to go up on Saturday, June 4th, but Larry Martin called us and said there was 18” of snow at his place. That means there was at least 24” at our place, so we delayed our trip up by a day. All the roads were closed anyway, so it would have been hard getting in and a late arrival.

When we got there, there was still a lot of snow on the ground, but this time of year it melts fast!

Our main objective this year was to show Lynne’s mom, Marian, a moose. She had never seen one and was frustrated that in 4 years of visiting the cabin for a week each year, we’d tell stories about seeing moose, but would never see one. We saw 7 moose throughout the week! Here are a couple of photos:

Rick and Lynne Robinson, Fort Collins, Colorado

Rick and Lynne Robinson, Fort Collins, Colorado

Another notable event was seeing some Mountain Bluebirds nesting just behind the cabin. And, to see an Indigo Bunting—a very rare site in our part of the world. He was probably migrating south to a warmer climate.

Here are the Bluebirds (the female is above, the male, below):

Rick and Lynne Robinson, Fort Collins, Colorado

The Indigo Bunting:

Rick and Lynne Robinson, Fort Collins, Colorado

And, just for the heck of it, a Western Tanager:

Rick and Lynne Robinson, Fort Collins, Colorado

A good time was had by all, especially Bart!

Rick and Lynne Robinson, Fort Collins, Colorado

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Posted under: Cabin News • by Rick on 06/13/2005 at 02:53 PM
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