Nature Walks – Our Winter Friends

One of the best things about Colorado, at least in the lower foothills, is that when we do get snow, which is fairly often, it melts very quickly. Sunday we got 5 inches of snow and it literally snowed the whole entire day. Monday, everything was blanketed beneath a thick white covering, but the sun was out. Yesterday, the temperature was considerably warmer and we had blue skies above. Today, most of the snow has already melted and the sun is once again shining brightly. It was a perfect day for a walk around the lakes; not to hot, not to cold, but just perfect.

One lake had a thin layer of ice on it. Another lake still had a turtle swimming around. I tried to get a picture of him, but he must have realized he is supposed to be hibernating right about now, and went down for a long over due nap.

I did get pictures of some of some of our winter birds though.

There was a robin sitting in the snowy tree branches. This was through my office window.

Of course there were our Canadian geese. We always have them around.

Our resident mallards swimming side by side.

We had one lone redhead out on the lakes today.

And a few more hooded mergansers that are now calling our lakes home.

And just as I was walking up my driveway, I had a bunny waiting for his picture too.

But one of my favorite animals of them all, winter, spring, summer or fall, is my very own “panther” Nicodemus (Nicky), who was laying in the sun.

Live for the moment and take it all in. Enjoy the beauty all around.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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