Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Spring in our steps

We are avid walkers and hikers.  When Spring arrives we are eager to get out and enjoy the intense new green popping out everywhere, the critter activities and feel the warm return to the landscape.

There were Deer aplenty in this visit.  Both Whitetail and Mule deer.  We didn't see any with fawns though...  Upon our arrival at the Yonderosa we had two Moose in the meadow.  I believe they are the same two our neighbors snapped a picture off last year when they were calves.  Gangly creatures but sure fun to watch.

Critter tax - a number of Lodgepole and Ponderosa Pine seedlings and saplings had their terminal buds browsed.
Red Birch is a favored browse for the Moose and Grouse.
The intense early spring green of the Western Larch

Yarrow enjoying the Meadow,  Kirby loves the creek.


  1. What a fun post! Glad to hear from you! Was wondering when you were going to head back to the Mountains. The dogs look so happy! Kirby loves the water huh!! lol Glad you made it up there! Enjoyed the photos ...debbie

  2. We haven't made it up to the cabin yet. But our deer here are in velvet - some of the bucks are going to be pretty massive this year. We went hiking in the Cascades on the westside over the weekend now that the snow is finally coming off. I think we probably looked as happy as your dogs!

  3. Hi Mo,
    Nice to see some spring pictures. Wish we had moose up this way. I've never had the privilege to see one living this far south. Thank you fer sharing pictures of your part of the world. I'm glad you and your wife made it out to the Yonderosa. So nice to breathe in the Spring air. ~Jen

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