Thursday, August 7, 2014

Good Fences #20- Colorado Country

For this edition of Good Fences, I have a few more photos to share from our Colorado vacation a few years ago.  Most of these images were captured along Colorado highways on our return trip home- how I hated to leave such a beautiful place!  


A fence can't get any more simple than this one...
but the scenery in the background is beautiful!
(This is actually the Tetons in Wyoming)


A herd of elk were seen moving from an overgrown meadow to a grazing area


This Red-Tailed Hawk found a sturdy post upon which to eat his snake meal


 He hurriedly devoured his last bite of snake-


then off he fled...


A common critter seen in open fields along several portions of the Colorado highways 
is the Prairie Dog- we saw literally hundreds of burrows as we traveled through Colorado.


I tried to sneak a closer view, but all I saw was "tails" as they fled to their burrows.  Cute!


A young antelope stood still long enough for me to capture a good view of him- 
another common animal seen  in the fields of Colorado.

I hope you enjoyed my images from the country side of Colorado :)

Linked with Theresa at Good Fences
and Eileen at Saturday's Critters
Thanks, Theresa and Eileen for hosting these wonderful memes!


30 comments:

  1. these are great! laughed at the tails! :) thanks, susan!

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    1. Love those little tails ;) You're welcome, Theresa. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. beautiful images. is the first one possibly the tetons in wyoming though?

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    1. You're absolutely right, Felicia...I appreciate the notice and made the correction :)

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    2. That first shot is beautiful and I love all the critters you found behind all the other fences.

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  3. this is great...lots of great fences and lots of great "stuff" behind all of them!

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  4. Susan, awesome scenic views and I love all the cute animals.. The herd of elk is awesome. Cool shots of the hawk.. And the prairie dogs are so cute.. It would be wonderful if you would link this post up to my critter party on Saturday! Have a happy weekend!

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    1. I will be happy to link to Saturday's Critters, Eileen :) Thank you.

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  5. Is that what you call "hide tail"? Great fence shots!...:)JP

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  6. These are wonderful Susan. You saw some lovely sights on your travels.

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  7. Great fences but as you say Susan, the fences are just a backdrop to the wonderful animals and scenery.

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  8. WoW, WoW, WoW....what a wonderful, scenic drive. your views of nature are especially beautiful!!

    you may want to get a bumper sticker "i stop for fences"!!! hehehe

    have a wonderful weekend!!!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. Hope your weekend is awesome!

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  9. Wonderful! So many things here I love. The elk and the little prairie dogs are my favs. We saw a hawk flying with a wiggling snake the other day. I'm good for an easy thrill like that. Thanks for visiting me.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting, Amy. Colorado is one of the most beautiful states...so much to see!

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  10. Hello Susan, thank you so much for linking up your post to my critter party.. wishing you a very happy weekend!

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  11. I'm here from Eileen's Critter Party....
    ...I was gonna say "I lived in Colorado for over 40 years and never saw mountains like that"...in your first photo shared. Then read it was the Grand Tetons.

    LOVED your critters...
    It's been so long since I've seen a prairie dog...always enjoyed watching their antics.
    This was a treat...a trip back home for me.

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    1. So happy you enjoyed the memories, Anni. Thank you for visiting!

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  12. Wonderful critters! I enjoyed seeing them all. Happy weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Gunilla. Happy weekend to you as well!

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  13. Stunning, a place I want to have a walk.

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  14. Lovely shots! I love the wide open land and have a fondness for elk! A nice selection of critters. Happy Critter Day!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting, Snap.

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