Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Morning Walk

I'm finally feeling well enough to go on early morning photo walks. This morning, I returned to one of my favorite spots, Ute Valley Park. Summer is definitely here. The cattails at that pond are filled in and hide the pond with their deep green leaves. The oaks have all filled out. The yuccas are starting to flower.

I was a bit foolish while taking this photo this morning. I was wearing shorts and flip-flops and wading through the tall grass. This is not smart because there are a lot of Rattlesnakes in the park, and flip-flops are not much protection against them. I never saw, or heard, a rattler, but I did meet a small grass snake at this location.

That's my world - be sure to click on My World Tuesdays for others'.

13 comments:

Louise said...

I'm glad you did not meet disaster in your flip flops. The photo is gorgeous!

Lisa Wilson said...

Looks like a fun and warm place to hike! Thank goodness you didn't encounter a Rattlesnake.

Photo Cache said...

It's summertime so you have to wear flip flops adn shorts :D.

Now that is a beautiful photo. The sky is gorgeous.

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ms toast burner said...

"I was wearing shorts and flip-flops and wading through the tall grass. This is not smart because there are a lot of Rattlesnakes in the park..."

I'm not saying nothing! ;-)

Excellent photo; the clouds are great!

JPT said...

Wow that is a fantastic sky!

Tranquility said...

What a perfect example of those gorgeous Colorado skies I'm always hearing such wonderful things about! This looks like such a pleasant setting - a perfect place to take a book and read the day away (well, if it weren't for the snakes, anyway).

SandyCarlson said...

Russ,
Your world is beautiful. I love that sky.

Bryan said...

I suppose the rattlers were photoshy. Luckily the grass, trees, and sky weren't.

Lantaw said...

beautiful day! love the sky!

Russ said...

Thanks all!

Ms toast burner - yup. I guess I have a history of bad planning. Thanks, for bringing it to my attention :)

You probably didn't read my early post. One of them does include a reference to flip-flops...

As my wife would say: "That is so Russ"

chrome3d said...

You have painted the sky nicely too. Excellent and watch out for those rattlesnakes.

The Explorer said...

I like this one especially the sky itself.

And its good to know the snakes are not interested to you...c",)

joshi daniel said...

what a beautiful sky you have captured!