Off the Grid  Retirement at our remote log cabin in Colorado

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Catch-Up

Posted by: Lynne

Hey everybody! Hailey here. Yesterday we walked down to Bart's Creek and I chose the wrong place to cross. It was deeper than I thought and I face-planted in the muddy bank. I didn't like it much even though I am smiling here. 

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You've heard me refer to the "Ewok Forest" which some of you old Star Wars' fans might remember from "Return of the Jedi" where they have a high speed chase through very tall, closely packed trees. Now that the pine beetles have culled our trees there are fewer straight pines than before, but we still think of it that way. Here it is in late afternoon.

We've had quite a bit of rain. It even filled up the moose tracks.

The moose hasn't been back visiting the meadow in a few days now. We have caught him on the game camera though, and know he's been close to the meadow by the fresh pile of moose pellets we found in the Ewok Forest this morning. We've had deer every day and last night night watched three deer at the salt lick while sitting on our screen porch. 

No more new birds have visited. We still have the Evening Grosbeaks, Purple Finches, flocks of silly Siskins, and the ever-present stellars.

This herd of seven deer visited the other day too. I snapped this photo as they headed over the hill to the neighbors. It would have been a perfec shot if they had been elk instead of deer (according to the street sign)!

Sometimes the sheer wild beauty of this place makes itself apparent and even Bella notices.

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