A variety of wildflowers abound this time of year.
Lots of spring rain has produced plenty of green.
Interesting abstract art created by nature with pollen on a puddle in the path.
Buttercups next to a little stream makes a nice place for a little morning hangout. :)
Evening trail run in the Larry Creek area.
Beautiful wildflowers abound!
North side of St. Mary's Peak, as seen from the Larry Creek area.
I love the fleeting delicate-ness of dandelions gone to seed. :)
Our mama deer. She comes to visit almost every day. Sometimes twice a day, morning and evening. She had a baby on the property earlier this year and when it got old enough she'd bring it around with her. But now that it has grown up more it doesn't always come with her. But mama deer knows us well and comes to visit quite regularly. I'm always delighted to see her. :)
We've been in the midst of a very rainy, stormy weather pattern lately, with a few little glimpses of sunshine here and there in between. After a pretty good thunderstorm last night and continuing heavy rain and clouds today, we had some sunshine move in over the mountains for a bit.
As I drove the backroads home from work tonight, heavy rain clouds were once again moving in. I couldn't resist stopping for a few pics along the way. :)
Here comes the rain.
I must say that wild turkeys have such strange looking heads!!
But they are rather interesting to watch, and to hear gobble. :)
Yesterday's nature moment. :)
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Mighty rushing water. Blooming wildflowers. The setting sun.
A wonderful combination for an evening hike up Kootenai Canyon earlier this month.
Oh, how I love the mountains any time of year!! :)
I find water spilling over rocks to be peacefully mesmerizing.
What simple joys can be found "out here"! :)
I love the motion of flowing water and the contrasting action when it hits the rocks.
The trail follows quite close to the creek at times,
providing an amazing experience of the sights and sounds of rushing water.
Kootenai Creek is full of rocks, causing the water to tumble and spray magnificently!
I tend to find beauty and joy in the simplest things. Like tree roots stretching out into the water. There's always something to catch my attention and the snap of my camera shutter. It sometimes amazes me that I'm able to get in any hiking time! LOL!! :)
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Fred Burr Canyon is a beautiful place to hike in the spring,
with the reservoir being a wonderful destination for a day-hike.
A friend and I enjoyed having the reservoir and the trail on the way in to ourselves.
It was pretty windy and chilly at the reservoir, which is to be expected out here this time of year. Spring in the mountains is definitely a time for taking multiple layers!
The snow remaining in the upper elevations adds to the beauty of mountain views.
We enjoyed the surrounding views in all directions as we ate lunch in the sunshine.
The water is still pretty low this time of year, but it will be filling up soon.
God's beauty of nature is all around! :)
The creek below a snow-melt waterfall on the northern canyon wall.
This portion of the creek was such a gorgeous green!
Snow-melt waterfalls are a common sight in the spring.
Unlike the mountain stream waterfalls, these are only temporary.
The many rock formations add much interest along the way.
Round trip distance to the reservoir and back is about 10 miles depending what part you hike around to. Be sure to plan for a few hours so you have time to enjoy it. :)
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