I never get tired of going out there to drive slowly through the preserve to see what there is roaming around. Today I got up early to be there as soon as the gate open which is sunrise 6:45 am today.There were at least 20 cars waiting to get in. It was cold out withContinue reading “Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Preserve”
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Kansas Welcome Center
Talk about welcoming – their welcome center west of Goodland, KS was open on a Sunday, staffed with a nice person, free coffee ( I didn’t partake as this is why I had to make an urgent stop there in the first place). Oddles of pamphlets.
More Sights from the Plains
By Late-Cretaceous times, Eurasia and the Americas had separated along the south Atlantic and subduction on the west coast of the Americas had commenced, resulting in the Laramide orogeny, the early phase of growth of the modern Rocky Mountains. The Western Interior Seaway may be seen as a downwarping of the continental crust ahead of the growingContinue reading “Monument Rock”
Every year from about late August thru October on the plains of Southern Colorado you can witness the annual Tarantula migration. We go to LaJunta, Colorado and then drive south on Highway 109 towards Kim, Colorado. This year we were more successful in seeing the critters by getting off the asphalt and looking for themContinue reading “Tarantula Migration”
Another Month another trip to Kansas
Prairie in InfraRed
This trip out to Kansas I took my point and shoot digital infrared camera. The trip out was in cloudy weather so not the perfect weather for IR. The top two photos are from
Flagler is on I 70 and has a few interesting sites in town. I have not eaten at the diner but one of these days when I have more time! Flagler is where Hal Borland the author grew up. He is the author of several books about living life on the plains. His most famousContinue reading “Flagler, Colorado”
Bizarre Weather on I-70
On the way back from Kansas on I-70 I was confronted with some amazing Cloudburst imagery. These were shot from the car on an iPhone and then taken into BW as this is the more dramatic presentation. “We” are in the monsoon season here which is when you will see rain shafts and cloud bursts.Continue reading “Bizarre Weather on I-70”
St. Francis, Kansas
Once you come across the state like near Cope, Colorado is St. Francis. They have a motorcycle museum and then north of the town is the Arikaree Breaks in Cheyenne County. The day was already getting long and it was all of 100 deg F so I put off going to the Breaks to hike.